Small First Steps to begin the Long March

Grama Sabha in Kasai Devi temple

Small Progress with Big Prospects

World Natural Heritage Kaas Plateau

Within a space of less than one year, a small and symbolic progress made by the local community around Kaas Plateau –one of the 39 sites in the Western Ghats of India that is inscribed by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage- goes on to support the doctrine that Heritage sites can be leveraged for the sustainable development of the local com m unities.

UNESCO during the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention in 2012 targeted communication campaign, with a focus on World Heritage linked to the Sustainable Development and the Role of Local Communities.

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With Local MLA and legislators

TERRE Policy Centre along with RANWATA and the local community took the challenge in association with the local forest officers to make a small beginning towards leveraging the Heritage site for sustainable development. We strongly believe that sustainably developed community can conserve the nature in sustainable way.

What follows in this brief report is glimpse of these hopes.

KAAS Plateau Report card Feb 2013 from TERRE Policy Centre

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