Category Archives: Trees

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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Exploring human evolution in the Narmada Valley: Rich in fossils and archaeological sites, facing submergence – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Gujarat

Prashant Rupera | TNN | Aug 14, 2012 VADODARA: Much is known about how the Harappan Civilization flourished on the banks of the Indus almost 5,000 years back. But now is the time to move ‘ahead’ of the Indus Valley … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Kattunayakan and Soliga tribal communities: Recent studies on better forest fire management – Tamil Nadu & Karnataka

Notes from the Other Side of a Forest Fire by Tarsh Thekaekara, Abi Tamim Vanak, Ankila J Hiremath, Nitin D Rai, Jayashree Ratnam, Raman Sukumar in Economic & Political Weekly, June 24, 2017 Source: Courtesy Tarsh Thekaekara by email (18 July … Continue reading

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Map | A virtual journey across time and space

Whatever our own cultural background, there are amazing discoveries to be made, for India’s youth just as for scholars and visitors from all over the world! Learn more about – and from – some of India’s tribal communities by clicking on the button … Continue reading

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