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Greater flamingos at a local wetland in the west-central Indian city of Indore.
Greater Flamingos Greater flamingos at a local wetland in the west-central Indian city of Indore. © Faizan Khan/TNC Photo Contest 2019

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Dream Not Too Distant","description":"The Nature Conservancy has been engaging with local communities and working closely with state authorities since 2017 to undertake and facilitate cost-effective and pragmatic restoration activities for the River Narmada.","link":"https://www.tncindia.in/what-we-do/our-insights/stories-in-india/dream-not-too-distant/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"TNC has been engaging with local communities and working with state authorities to undertake and facilitate restoration of the River Narmada.","articleDate":"Jun 24, 2020","articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Initiative","geoLocationTag":["India","Asia Pacific"],"topicTag":["river restoration","habitat restoration","conservation 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Communities to Become Stewards for Conservation","description":"Restoring River Narmada and its banks for people and nature.","link":"https://www.tncindia.in/what-we-do/our-insights/stories-in-india/empowering-communities-to-become-stewards-for-conservation/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"The Nature Conservancy is working with communities to improve 3 km of Narmada’s riverbanks by planting and nurturing native plants.","articleDate":"Jul 02, 2019","articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Success","geoLocationTag":["India","Asia Pacific"],"topicTag":["community conservation","conservation work","river restoration","habitat 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