Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2009
This description of Manoj Bhatt's work was prepared when Manoj Bhatt was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Manoj Bhatt is creating an income-generation based model of conservation which will generate supplementary cash income for rural families as well as revenue for community-based conservation projects. Manoj, through his organization, Research, Advocacy, and Communication in Himalayan Areas (RACHNA), is using tourism to assist in conservation and the greening of existing tourism infrastructure starting with his first initiative close to the source of the River Ganges.
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