Category Archives: Trees

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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Sacred groves foster a sense of togetherness and harmony: Protecting nature in and beyond India’s tribal communities – Kerala & Karnataka

CULTURAL TRADITIONS OF NATURE CONSERVATION IN INDIA by Dr S.M. Nair | To read the full article, click here >> Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in a variety … Continue reading

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Working for endangered languages, serving denotified and nomadic Communities: Ganesh Devy (Padma Shri 2014 awardee)

A Nomad Called Thief: Reflections on Adivasi Silence and Voice by GN Devy A collection of essays on Adivasis. Tribal groups (adivasis) in India have often been excluded, marginalized and oppressed by `mainstream’ society. In many ways this exclusion, marginalization and … Continue reading

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Sacred groves: Traditional practice and modern ecology

Sacred groves are maintained by many tribal communities across India, including Santals or those inhabiting the Nilgiri mountains of Tamil Nadu. Several ancestral forests, sacred streams and mountains – like those in the adjoining Wayanad region of Kerala and other … Continue reading

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The Khasi, Garo & Jaintia communities: Role models for a more sustainable India – Meghalaya

Khasi, Garo and Jaintia communities: Models for sustainability in the future – Meghalaya They have managed to use the forests sustainably while practicing shifting cultivation or hunting and gathering. Some of them still live in relative isolation in the forests. … Continue reading

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