One of the objectives of the Trust was to act as a catalyst for development on surrounding areas
through employment creation. Initially it had 12 volunteers who were drawn from the communities
during its formation in 2004. Currently, it has grown to 34 local employees permanently employed locals, and
occasionally engages casuals for other works. In all employments gender and ethnic balance is
observed. This way, the Trust has brought all the six communities together to own the conservancy
and identify with its sustainability.