Applied experimental ecology to investigate and promote sustainable and biodiversity-friendly livestock grazing practices in Community Forest Resource (CFR) areas of Vidarbha, Maharashtra



Livestock husbandry holds significant importance as a livelihood source for various forest-dependent communities. Consequently, grazing by livestock has remained an integral part of numerous forest and open ecosystems. However, improper and unsustainable grazing practices can lead to the depletion of resources and pose a substantial threat to biodiversity. Through on-the-ground experiments, this study seeks to uncover methods that promote sustainable and biodiversity-friendly approaches to managing livestock grazing in the CFR areas of eastern Maharashtra. Our ultimate aim is to identify and endorse sustainable practices for livestock management as an outcome of this project in the coming times.