Category Archives: Western Ghats – tribal heritage & ecology

Tribal culture and ecology in the Western Ghats, a region described by biologists as one of only nine “hottest hotspots” in the world!

Preserving one of the richest languages in the bio-cultural areas in India – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

The indigenous Kaani dialect needs documentation S S Davidson, Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) The Kaani language spoken by the Kaani indigenous people of Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats is fast vanishing, according to a survey conducted by Tribal Foundation and Enviro Link. A … Continue reading

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Involving tribal communities in conservation: Sustainable resource use and forest conservation by the Kaani community of Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

Update 8 February 2018: see S. David Sargunam, Ch. 3, pp. 37-55 3. Sustainable resource use and forest conservation by the Kaani indigenous community of Kanyakumari forests in the Western Ghats, India published in: Madhav Karki, Rosemary Hill, Dayuan Xue, … Continue reading

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Ockhi cyclone relief measures: Restoring basic facilities to Kaani forest dwelling communities near Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

Source: photos and report courtesy S S Davidson The Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) concentrates on the social and economic development of Kaani communities in the remote forest regions of Kanyakumari District. More than 15% of forest green cover was destroyed by cyclone “Ockhi”, … Continue reading

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Jackfruit and indigenous knowledge: The Kaani tribal community of Kanyakumari forests – Tamil Nadu

Source: photos courtesy S S Davidson © 2018 Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) RELEVANCE OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES RELATED TO JACKFRUIT, WITH REFERENCE TO THE KAANI INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF KANYAKUMARI FORESTS S S Davidson, Environmental Educator, 23, Cave Street, Nagercoil-629 001, Kanyakumari … Continue reading

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“Rare glimpses of rural cultural heritage”: Forest-dwelling tribal culture festival – Goa

Rajendra P Kerkar, The Times of India, 11 December 2017 Goa’s forest-dwelling tribal culture, traditional cuisine and ethnobotanical (regional plants) heritage was on display at the two-day lokotsav organised by Adarsh yuvak sangh at Amona in Canacona. Held on the left … Continue reading

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