RE-WILDING THE GARO GREEN SPINE

 

Together with Wildlife Trust of India, The Body Shop is helping to Re-wild habitat in Garo Hills, Meghalaya. The Project aims at securing 4500 hectares of Garo green spine & protecting endangered Elephant population, gibbons, chocolate mahaseer and other key life indicators by 2025.

WHY WE’RE BUILDING BRIDGES WITH NATURE

We’ve been building bio-bridges all over the world to help protect animals and their natural habitats. ‘Bio-bridges’ are restored wildlife corridors in damaged landscapes that help endangered species to reconnect, breed and thrive again.

Our World Bio-Bridges Mission aims to enrich biodiversity around the world by protecting and regenerating 75 million square metres of habitat and building 10 bio-bridges by 2020.

BUILDING BIO BRIDGES IN INDIA

With World Land Trust and Wildlife Trust of India, we’re building a bio-bridge to help protect endangered elephants at risk from the destruction of their habitat.

“We carry forward our founder Anita Roddick’s legacy of giving back to society especially to the local environment and communities. In this area, unlike any other part of the country, the forest is owned by the communities and the onus of preserving it and using the resources well lies with the communities. We are pleased to inaugurate these facilities here today believing that uplifting health and sanitation will prove effective in providing good health to the locals as well as it will provide a platform for the doctors who are willing to come to these remote places to dedicate their service to the people. It also gives us immense pleasure to be associated with WTI for this project and they have indeed helped us bring this initiative to life. ”, Ms Shriti Malhotra, CEO, The Body Shop India.

WORKING WITH WTI

Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is a leading Indian nature conservation organisation committed to the service of nature. Its mission is to conserve wildlife and its habitat and to work for the welfare of individual wild animals, in partnership with communities and governments. WTI’s team of 150 dedicated professionals work towards achieving its vision of a secure natural heritage of India

ENRICHING PEOPLE

The Body Shop India in collaboration with Wild Life Trust of India has supported the cause of conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in and around the protected area. The Body Shop has also addressed the issue of good healthcare and sanitation facilities in nearly 50 remote villages of Garo Hills. This has also helped in strengthening the livelihood and employment opportunities of the community by improving living standards, education and health.