Updated Mar 29, 2019
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Lantana camara is an invasive alien plant species posing serious threat to forest ecosystem and biodiversity in Western Ghats. Tribals residing in the forest are trained to remove Lantana and make furniture using Lantana.
Thus growth of Lantana is controlled and sustainable livelihood opportunity is provided to tribals living in the forest. Thus it addresses problem of Forest conservation, Global Climate Change and Sustainable livelihood of indigenous community depending on forest produce.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||10,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Australia|
|Recruit||3 Management 1 advisory 3 Staff|
|New Feature||Controlling plant invasion in forest ecosystems and generating sustainable livelihood for Tribal community|
Dr Maya has done doctoral research in invasive alien plant species in various forest types in Western Ghats. She has established a Lantana furniture centre. She is a postgraduate in botany and doctorate in Environmental Sciences She has 25 years of experience in research, training, management in various sectors of Environment and Development - Biodiversity Conservation, Biological Invasion, Sustainable Development, Participatory Forest Management, Forest Ecology, tribal development etc
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