Clean Corbett: Adopt a Village!
There are fewer tourists now, but imagine a national park that’s famous for years of plastic waste more than its tigers or elephants. This is where Corbett is headed, as India’s first Tiger Reserve and Asia’s first National Park.
Over 200,000 tourists came here in 2019, and left behind a mountain of waste for villages to deal with. It is time to support Corbett’s fragile rural communities to reduce the impact of waste on wildlife and degraded forest habitats in the beautiful Himalayan Terai Arc Landscape.
We will strengthen the rural systems for solid waste management in 4 villages by ensuring the following:
- Behavioural Change: To change the behaviour of entire village communities by raising awareness on solid waste management best practices in line with Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules 2016.
- Waste Management Systems: To activate and develop self-sustaining Solid Waste Management (SWM) systems for rural households, schools, shops etc. through proper and regular collection, segregation, and processing of municipal waste.
- Livelihood Development: To empower local youth and women-led Self-Help Groups through employment, skill-building, community engagement training, etc. and ensuring better working conditions for all waste workers.
- Partnerships with Government & Tourism Bodies: To build strong relationships with local authorities for the municipality, panchayat, tourism, forest, etc. around Corbett, to elevate priority of rural SWM for concerned authorities and ensure proper handover of these SWM systems.
Reduce the environmental impact on animals and forests caused by habitat degradation, plastic waste pollution, and climate change, by strengthening rural systems for solid waste management in 4 villages.
Who Will Benefit From Our Efforts?
- Keystone species (Tigers and Elephants) & regional flora & fauna
- Thousands of families and students in rural communities
- Hundreds of micro/small food and hospitality businesses
- Tourists and park visitors through behavioral change
- Gram Panchayats (Village Councils) & Forest Department
Clean village communities around Corbett means a cleaner and safer environment for wildlife, like Tigers, Elephants, Deer, and even birds.
Adopt a village and help us keep Corbett clean. Donate today!