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Satoyama in Badrama: Balancing Nature, Reducing Conflict



  Nov 21, 2023

'Satoyama’ Initiative in Odisha’s Badrama Sanctuary



Understanding ‘Satoyama’ for Conflict Management:

What is ‘Satoyama’?

‘Satoyama’ is a Japanese concept focusing on forest management and harmonious living between humans and nature, emphasizing sustainable practices.

How is ‘Satoyama’ implemented in Badrama Sanctuary?

The initiative involves community participation in forest conservation activities, eco-tourism, and alternative livelihoods to reduce human-wildlife conflicts.

What are the key successes of the ‘Satoyama’ initiative?

It has enabled the reforestation of 160 hectares, planting of 40,000 bamboo seedlings, and creation of a water body for wildlife, contributing to reduced human-elephant conflicts.

What strategies are included in the initiative?

Involvement in eco-development activities, scaling up of Eco Development Committees (EDCs), and promotion of alternative crops to protect from elephant depredation.

How does ‘Satoyama’ benefit the local communities?

It provides income-generating opportunities through eco-tourism and agriculture, and fosters a culture of conservation and sustainable resource use.

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