Both ENDS supports this partner in poverty reduction and environmental conservation.
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The Legal and Environmental Advisory Forum is mainly comprised of indigenous people of the Bastar District in central India - the Adivasi. LEAF has evolved through the interaction between a lawyer, a field botanist and the Adivasi in central Bastar, for well over a decade. LEAF's essential activities concern the promotion of legal literacy among the Adivasi in Bastar and linking conservation to forest laws.
ADDED VALUE OF PARTNERSHIP
Both ENDS' Indian staff member Madhu Ramnath stays in Bastar several times a year and assists LEAF with their legal work, lobby for enforcement of state forest laws and the harvesting and processing of forest products.