World Wildlife Day: From Traps to Stupas—Conservation Story of Ladakh’s Wolves Using Community-Based PARTNERS Approach


Not long ago, enforcement agencies considered local communities a threat to conservation, driving them away from “reserved” forests and blocking their access to natural resources like honey and fodder. Repeated conflicts remained widespread and constant from colonial times up until recent years.

After decades of struggle, policies worldwide slowly started to recognise the rights of local communities. Over the past few years, however, conservationists have begun recognising them as assets and partners.

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