Regional Workshop on Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) in South Asia

Regional Workshop on Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) in South Asia

ForestAction hosted this South Asian Regional Workshop on CCAs organised by Kalpavriksh, India. A total of 45 participants from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan discussed the outcomes of a yearlong study on CCAs in South Asia.They exchanged country level experiences and issues of CCAs. The issue of terminology, definition, criteria for CCAs, country specificities and context of CCAs, implications of legal recognition, emerging global data base on CCAs, support to CCAs, appropriate institutional mechanisms of CCAs, their role in wider landscapes, compliance of element of CBD Program of Work on Protected Areas were some of the emerging issues brought out during the workshop. The issue of scanty documentation and mapping of CCAs was one of the common issues across nations in south Asia.