Vertiver co-developed the India Forest Portal in collaboration with Iora Ecological Solutions to provide the ﬁrst awareness based online platform on forests in India. India's forests are unique in that not only do they provide the enormous raw material while regulating the natural ecosystem functions but also serve as the primary livelihoods source for 25% of the country's population. Understanding Forests in India for the common citizen is therefore an imperative that can be served through well designed and curated research and data. This insight forms the mission of the India Forest portal which is to serve as the authoritative platform for information relating to forests of India and engage key stakeholders to take informed actions that support the enhancement of India's forests and biodiversity. The India Forest Portal is currently bring developed to include a live community connect, a suite of mobile apps, and comprehensive scientiﬁc, economic and social data about India's forests.