Environmental governance

ATREE drafted a notification on ‘Regulatory Framework for Conservation of Wetlands’ in order to notify the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) of components in the document that could be strengthened. This is in response to the overwhelming information about the importance of wetlands and their necessary conservation.

A workshop was organized to integrate local government panchayats and conservation principles. ATREE worked with Kerala Institute of Local Administration(KILA) to bring community leaders together, resulting in local panchayats providing feedback that helped identify hurdles in executing and accomplishing applicable laws.