Vasundhara is a research and policy advocacy organization that works on environment, conservation and sustainable livelihood issues. The organization was initially conceived to support and strengthen community based initiatives to protect and conserve forests in the state of Odisha. Over the years, while working and retaining its focus on community forestry, Vasundhara has developed a more explicit focus on issues of natural resource governance, climate change and sustainable livelihoods of forest dependent communities. Recently,Vasundhara has been embarking upon direct action towards initiatives on environment, conservation and climate change policy issues.