WOTR is a not-for-profit NGO founded in 1993 operating currently in five 6 Indian states – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, and Orissa. Among other things, WOTR promotes conservation of indigenous breeds as a measure of Climate Change Adaptation.
A different, whacky take on indigenous livestock. Local livestock breeds are hardy, naturally adapted to the local climate and do not need as much financial and labour investment as hybrids. Yet, they are under threat.
WOTR aims to reduce poverty through mobilising the self help capacities of individuals and communities to regenerate the eco-spaces or watersheds they live in, harvest rain water wherever it falls, use it productively, undertake sustainable livelihoods and do whatever else it takes to get them out of poverty.