The Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) is a non-profit organization, formed by a collaboration between the National Wastelands Development Board (NWDB) and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). It works towards the ecological restoration and conservation of land and water resources, in eco-fragile, degraded and marginalized zones. FES promotes protection and restoration of biological diversity. It ensures the ecological integrity of all efforts by working with entire landscapes and all interrelated communities within it. Thereby, FES ensures that it’s initiatives are not only ecologically sustainable, but also socially and economically equitable. It has built enduring partnerships with local communities across India’s diverse land categories to ensure each project’s long-term sustainability.
FES presently works with 2208 village institutions in 27 districts across six states, and assist the village communities in protecting the 130,000 hectares of revenue wastelands, degraded forest lands and Panchayat grazing lands (Charagah lands). It supports Panchayats and their subcommittees, Village Forest Committees, Gramya Jungle Committees, Water Users Associations and Watershed Committees in order to improve the governance of natural resources. Regardless of the form of the institution, it strives for universal membership and an equal access of women and poor in decision making.
FES is our planting partner for our projects in the Periphery of Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa; the Periphery of Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh; Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh; Chintamani, Karnataka; the Udaipur district of Rajasthan; the Panchmahal district of Gujarat, the periphery of Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, Rajasthan,the Periphery of Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan and Koraput, Odisha.