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UN land conservation award

  • Shyam Sundar Jyani, an Indian climate activist, has been awarded the prestigious United Nations Land Conservation Award.
  • Shyam won the award for his Familial Forestry environmental conservation proposal for which he has been campaigning for over 15 years.
  • Familial Forestry means transferring the care of the tree and environment in the family so that a tree becomes a part of the family’s consciousness.
  • The Land for Life Award was established at the UNCCD COP 10 in 2011 and is considered the highest prize in the field of land conservation and restoration.
  • The UNCCD is the international agreement that links environmental and development issues to the land agenda and was established in 1994.