The Rural Commons of India

The Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) is a pioneering advocate of the commons in India, especially on behalf of the poor.  At the recent conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons in Hyderabad, which FES co-hosted, the organization displayed a series of posters that make clear the commons is a vital resource for survival and ecosystem stability in India.  I found the posters so captivating that I asked for copies of the images so I could share them here.  Each comes with the following tagline....

 

 

 

 

 

 

....and each features photos and short statements about why and how the commons helps poor communities.  Here are some of the posters: