A short video on the Pai Forest of Pakistan. Read more on Dawn.com. The article (linked) notes,
“Other than its importance as an ecological unit Pai Forest is a life support system for 21 villages situated on its periphery. Most of the people living around the Forest are poor and marginalized. Their main sources of livelihood are agriculture, forestry and fisheries and thus they are dependent upon the natural products of the forest to meet their daily requirement of food, fuel wood and earnings.”
To learn more about forest-dependent people and RECOFTC’s work to support them, visit the RECOFTC website.