The vast rolling plains stretching east all the way to the Bay of Bengal, from the foothills of the Western Ghats of Tirunelveli district comprises of hot and arid grasslands. Over the years, this landscape has shrunk because it is considered a wasteland and thereby easing its conversion into residential plots, industrial areas, tree plantations or paddy farms. These grasslands can be conserved by strengthening local communities to protecting their grazing areas with governmental support.
Human beings, in their environment, have always been interacting with wildlife. These interactions are in the form of coexistence, subsistence, and recreation, or are bio-cultural in nature.
This project investigates green governmentality in ecotourism, carbon forestry, and climate-smart agriculture in selected cases from East Africa and India.