About Us

IORA Ecological Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is an environmental advisory group with expertise in natural resource conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation. Founded in 2009, IORA’s multi-disciplinary expertise in finance, policy advisory and scientific research alongside the firm’s experience and proven ability to design and implement projects across the globe, enables us to offer an integrated and effective platform for large scale ecosystem conservation projects leading to our emergence as a domain leader in India.

Our team of over 75 members is headquartered in Delhi with regional offices in Mumbai, Karnataka, Assam and Madhya Pradesh.

Impact

IORA’s actions for a greener future is spread across the length and breadth of India. Our solutions on climate change, energy and healthy forests are being implemented in 10 million hectares in 19 states of India. We have trained forest personnel on scientific methods of managing natural resources. We have been successful in converging private and public resources in these impactful and result oriented engagements.

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9.63 MILLION HECTARES COVERED

in IORA's forest management and conservation projects

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$ 1.5 MILLION LEVERAGED

from public and private sources towards climate change mitigation and adaptation actions

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PART OF FORMULATION OF 5 NATIONAL POLICIES

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1746 FOREST PERSONNEL TRAINED

on forest MRV, RS and GIS analysis and forest carbon estimation

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$ 3.8 MILLION CARBON FINANCE GENERATED

leading the Indian market in commercialization of carbon offsets

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INVOLVED in 19 STATES

of India on innovative solutions in Forestry, Natural Resource Management and Energy projects

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PIONEER IN JURISDICTIONAL REDD+ IN INDIA

in Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.

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Initiatives

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India Forest Portal

India Forest Portal (IFP) is the first platform in India dedicated exclusively to providing a public repository of information on India’s forests and developing a community of individuals and organization who are committed to enhancing the health of India’s forests. Co-developed by IORA Ecological Solutions and Vertiver, IFP has been created with the objective of consolidating disparate information on India’s forests into a singular platform and making it compelling for lay audiences who seek to know more about India’s forests and biodiversity and contribute to their conservation.

IFP was launched on the UN International Day of Forest, March 21st, 2015. Over the course of the year, the IFP team has developed a mobile app called iforest which will provide real time access to information that lets users know more about the forests in their vicinity.

Presently, most current knowledge about forests in India is contained in technical journals and publications by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Forest Research Institute (FRI), etc. IFP is being built to act as a single reference point that guides anybody interested in knowing about forests, one of the largest natural assets of the country. In order for India to achieve its forestry targets mentioned in the INDC, an active and engaged citizenry will have to be encouraged to participate in forest conservation initiatives by empowering them with the right information and knowledge.

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Corporate Forest Responsibility

Corporate Forest Responsibility (CFR), introduced by IORA Ecological Solutions and Forest PLUS was launched on August 28th, 2014 in Mumbai in the first private sector focused national level consultation conducted by the USAID/Forest-PLUS team in India.

CFR serves as the nexus between public and private enterprises for promoting sustainable business practices, conserving Forests and Biodiversity and empowerment of forest dependent communities in India. It facilitates private investment in the conservation and enhancement of forests by developing forestry based adaptation and mitigation measures. CFR is designed to be easily incorporated within the new Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 and business operations of corporations in India.

CFR yields an opportunity for companies to focus their conservation efforts towards an integrated ecosystem intervention approach. CFR addresses the entire value chain which includes

  • Generating livelihood for forest dependent community,
  • Protecting biodiversity,
  • Contributing to afforestation programs and
  • Investing in a rigorous community and government led monitoring and reporting regime.

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Clients

News

Sonowal launches major initiatives for Majuli


River island to be biodiversity heritage site and country’s first carbon neutral district GUWAHATI, March 21: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday launched initiatives to develop Majuli as India’s first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritage site, coinciding with the celebration of International Day of Forest at Brahmaputra State Guest House in the city. […]

Sonowal launches major initiatives for Majuli

Majuli aims to be India’s first carbon-neutral district


It’s the world’s biggest river island and the first such in India to be declared a district. Now plans are afoot to declare it the country’s first carbon-neutral district by 2020 It’s the world’s biggest river island and the first such in India to be declared a district. Now plans are afoot to declare it […]

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For the 2nd and 3rd phase of IUCN’s ‘Sustainable Agriscape Development’ Project in Munger, IORA team visited three clusters in the landscape and conducted training needs assessment interviews and Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) with the villagers. Our team, as the project partner, for Sustainable Agriscape Development initiative also interacted with several institutions, academicians, and trainers for improvement in the training process for sustainable agricultural practices in the region.

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IORA and its partners are conducting a feasibility study for the Indo-German Development Cooperation Project – II to be implemented in the State of Tripura. A field mission was organised from 02-11 April to study Sustainable Forest Management, agriculture & livelihood activities, and safeguard mechanisms developed and practiced in IGDC-I.

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Our NTFP value chain work resulted in the shipment of the first big order of deseeded Terminalia Chebula (Harra) by the Farmer Producer Company - Aasare Agro Forestry in Sirsi. A total of 2725 kg of the produce was shipped resulting in a 20% premium for the communities. The FPC was established under IORA’s IEMaC project that is promoting sustainable NTFP harvesting in two Indian states, amongst other things.

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IORA has signed a MoU with Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ) on April 13, 2018 to promote industry-academic collaboration in areas of mutual interest. Through this MoU, IORA and CUJ shall jointly work to develop and implement projects in the field of forestry, natural resources management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, ecosystem services and water management. This collaboration shall also facilitate internships to the university’s students in select fields.

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IORA participated in Tiger Tech 2018 organized by Melghat Tiger Reserve at VNIT campus in Nagpur. Our team developed a prototype of an app for identification & protection of flora and fauna of the tiger reserve. This app also has a functionality that can help in reporting of any kind of illegal activities/ poaching in the reserve. The participants were presented with the challenge to develop and present effective technologies to support conservation activities. ... See MoreSee Less

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