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.
Since 2013, our local teams and SHG women have tirelessly managed waste around Corbett. Raising awareness, engaging village communities, and building SWM systems has slowed down habitat degradation and mitigated the impact of waste pollution on Corbett’s flora and fauna.
20 Corbett Villages We Work In:
- Khempur Gebua
- Madanpur Gebua
- Nandpur Gebua
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Real Waste Warriors: Members of Our Self-Help Groups
Leela Devi, one of 15 women in our self-help groups, has been with Waste Warriors Corbett since 2015 and shares her story of what it is like to see the waste in her environment, to raise awareness, and to collect and segregate waste everyday in the Corbett landscape.