Samrakshan works for sustainable and equitable livelihoods. At present, Samrakshan works in district Sheopur in the semi-arid dryland ecosystem of the Kuno and Kwari river basins. The field office is located in Village Agara, a few kilometres from the Kuno wildlife sanctuary. This field initiative of Samrakshan was established in 1999, when 24 villages from the Kuno sanctuary were displaced and resettled in the vicinity of Agara. Since then, Samrakshan has worked continuously in the region on sustainable rural livelihoods and biodiversity conservation through research and action programmes.