Category Archives: Nature and wildlife

A school that successfully incorporates “the forests and the Adivasi way of life”: Vidyodaya at Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

The forest in Shanthi Teacher’s classroom Priti David, Ruralindiaonline.org May 23, 2018 | To read the full story or view a slideshow, click here >> The forest enters the classroom at Vidyodaya School, Gudalur, when ‘Shanthi Teacher’ starts the mathematics … Continue reading

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Video | Chenchu hunter-gatherers: An Ethnographic film by Sathya Mohan – Andhra Pradesh

This award-winning ethnographic documentary film made by Sathya Mohan PV, deals with the socio-economic and religious life of the Chenchus, the only Telugu speaking prehistoric hunting-gathering tribe living in the Nallamalai forests of Andhra Pradesh, India. They are a conservative … Continue reading

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The Shola Sky Islands in the Western Ghats: Recommendations for conservation and restoration of grasslands – Tamil Nadu

Not seeing the grass for the trees: Timber plantations and agriculture shrink tropical montane grassland by two-thirds over four decades in the Palani Hills, a Western Ghats Sky Island  PLoS One. 2018; 13(1): e0190003. Published online 2018 Jan 10. doi:  … Continue reading

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Video | World of Warli by Tamarind Tree – Maharashtra

 The video is a part of oral history project of Tamarind Tree, a grass root organisation based in Dahanu, Maharashtra, India. The video is a glimpse of the ecologically sound and meaningful lifestyle of Warli Tribe, known for its … Continue reading

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Indigenous knowledge views invasive species as an opportunity: “Every plant and animal is useful to us” – Canada

 View more images and background information  >> ‘Every plant and animal is useful to us’: Indigenous professor re-thinking how we deal with invasive species ‘It is our responsibility to figure out how they are useful,’ says anthropologist Nicholas Reo […] … Continue reading

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