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Slideshow | Workshop on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Western Ghats: A rich repository of traditional indigenous culture worth documenting – Tamil Nadu

For more information on the “Dialogue workshop on Indigenous Local Knowledge” find related resources, click here >> Photos and report courtesy S. Davidson © 1 September 2016 Vital need to document the culture of indigenous people Nagercoil The tangible and intangible culture of the indigenous … Continue reading

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The peaceful agitation by Garo and Khasi communities: Challenging displacement and resenting the use of human exhibits in the name of “biodiversity conservation” – Bangladesh

CLEARINGHOUSE FOR REVIEWING ECOTOURISM, No. 17 To read the full article, click here >> […] The following documents outline the severe ramifications of a governmental “eco-park” programme on ethnic minority groups and their forested hill habitats in Bangladesh. The controversial scheme … Continue reading

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Balancing demands of development and maintaining the integrity of the biodiversity hotspot: The draft notification of Western Ghats Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) – 

NITIN SETHI, The Hindu, NEW DELHI, March 18, 2014 The draft notification of Western Ghats Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) covering about 56,825 sq. km has been put in public domain by the Union Environment and Forests Ministry. The notification, dated … Continue reading

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Understanding elephant behaviour in order to reduce man-animal conflict: Training camp on biodiversity in the Western Ghats – Tamil Nadu

The Hindu, NAGERCOIL, December 10, 2013 A one-day training camp on biodiversity was held for college students at the Forestry Extension Centre at Aralvaimozhi recently. In his presentation on man-animal conflict, environmental educator S.S. Davidson said that elephant was a social animal … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kani storytelling festival 2013: Biodiversity and Preservation of Culture – Tamil Nadu

The Hindu, Nagercoil, 30 September 2013 Kaani Tribal Festival with the theme of ‘Towards conversation of biodiversity and preservation of culture’ was conducted by the Tribal Foundation at Pechiparai in the Western Ghats on Saturday. Delivering the keynote address, Dr … Continue reading

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Interaction between different species for the plants and animals in India’s biodiversity hotspots: The need for maintaining rain forests – Western Ghats

Read the entire article and view the slideshow here >> The Hindu, September 16, 2013, S & T » Environment The Great Hornbill is the king of the canopy in the rainforests and the Western Ghats is one of the best places to … Continue reading

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Tip | Educational resources and information on indigenous customs: Wiki Resource for Indian Biodiversity

Nelumbo nucifera (Sacred Lotus) – the National Flower of India. Find out more national and state symbols of India here >> We strongly believe that knowledge is the first step towards any kind of change. Thus, we created this Biodiversity Of India website. The BOI website, … Continue reading

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Environmentalists join hands in order to protect biodiversity: Saving four rare bird species in the Kanyakumari region inhabited by the Kani community – Tamil Nadu

Photos: courtesy S S Davidson & Asher Ringo © 2013 Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) B. Kolappan P. Oppili, The Hindu, NAGERCOIL, June 5, 2013 Species-specific recovery programme needed in Kanyakumari The population of four bird species — Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Bronze-winged Jacana, Weaver bird … Continue reading

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A way to preserve biodiversity: India’s inspiring tradition of sacred groves – Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel

In commissioning a High-Level Working Group headed by the space scientist K. Kasturirangan to study the recommendations of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), the Ministry of Environment and Forests hoped to resolve an impasse. It now appears that … Continue reading

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Tip | Watch an educational video on ecowalkthetalk.com: Appreciating and sustaining India’s biodiversity

To view video contents on ecology and more, select a topic under Multimedia Biodiversity Development Sustainable agriculture and more … Eco WALK the Talk is a non-profit environmental website with an Asia focus. We cover eco news and insights, offer green … Continue reading

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Mountain biodiversity and climate change – EnviroNews Archives

India ranks 10th in the list of most forested nations in the world with 76.87 million ha of forest and tree cover. Like other forests of the world, our forests also provide critical ecosystem goods and services. However, the significant … Continue reading

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Biodiversity expo Bangalore features tribal culture and organic bazaar – Karntataka

The Hindu, BANGALORE, December 9, 2012 This is the first major expo being held in the country during the ongoing United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, according to its organisers. Even as public and private stakeholders start debating national and global … Continue reading

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Updates on the Convention on Biodiversity – Hyderabad biodiversity pledge

Times of India TNN, Nov 23, 2012 Hyderabad’s first biodiversity museum in “cold storage” HYDERABAD: It could be a long wait before Hyderabad can have its Rs 100-crore national biodiversity museum promised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in … Continue reading

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Convention on Biological Diversity to ‘integrate traditional knowledge and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for conservation of biodiversity” in 2020

Latha Jishnu, Down to Earth, Date: Oct 15, 2012 The Convention on Biological Diversity, 20 years on, is still struggling to stem the precipitous decline in biodiversity. After missing the 2010 target of reducing biodiversity loss, it is now pulling out all … Continue reading

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Minister for Environment and Minister for Tribal Affairs trying to protect forests from “shining India” – the Hyderabad biodiversity pledge in perspective

Tarsh Thekaekara, The Hindu, October 17, 2012 Efforts towards conserving the country’s biodiversity are hobbled by the frightening insistence that development cannot be held up Who knew the term biodiversity 20 years ago? Hardly anyone. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) … Continue reading

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Hyderabad biodiversity pledge – Indian Prime Minister affirms the paramount importance of traditional system of agriculture and medicine

The Hindu, HYDERABAD, October 16, 2012 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a Hyderabad Pledge on Tuesday, under which India will spend $50 million to strengthen the institutional mechanisms for protection of biological diversity during its two-year presidency of the Convention on … Continue reading

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Wildlife and changing lifestyles in the “biodiversity hotspots” of the Nilgiri hills (Western Ghats) – Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Tarsh Thekaekara,  New Delhi, Sun Jul 15 2012 I grew up in a small town on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, cradled in the Nilgiri hills. I now work as a conservationist in the same area. Gudalur sits … Continue reading

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Petition to protect “hotspots of biodiversity” in ecologically sensitive Western Ghats – Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

The Hindu, New Delhi, May 31, 2012 The National Green Tribunal has sought the reply of Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on a plea against grant of any clearance to any new project in ecologically sensitive Western Ghats. … Continue reading

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Tribal Foundation Biodiversity Day 2012

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International Biodiversity Day focuses on marine wealth of Kanyakumari district – Tamil Nadu

Photos: courtesy S S Davidson © 2012 Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) View the series of photos in Picasa >> The Hindu, NAGERCOIL, May 24, 2012 International Biodiversity Day was observed by the Tribal Foundation here on Tuesday. As the theme of the … Continue reading

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Filmmakers’ interest in tribal culture and biodiversity – communication between Mexico and Jharkhand

SANTOSH K. KIRO, The Telegraph, Friday, March 23 , 2012 A Mexican wave of empathy – Tribal culture strikes a chord with filmmaker couple One may be forgiven for asking “hom what?” But Mexican filmmaker couple Francesco Taboada Tabone and Fernanda … Continue reading

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Indigenous or tribal groups rely on biodiversity for sustaining their livelihoods

India may be the only large country with huge scientific capability to lack a serious programme to monitor the state of its ecosystems. Because the major drivers of habitat loss or change are rooted in political, economic and social factors, … Continue reading

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“The sometimes disturbing story of how we are treating our fragile islands” – Andaman & Nicobar

Books on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Pankaj Sekhsaria 1) Islands in Flux – the Andaman and Nicobar Story (2017) 2) The Last Wave – An Island Novel (2014) 3) The Jarawa Tribal Reserve Dossier (2010) The three books, signed by … Continue reading

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Tip | Explore India’s leading periodicals, online journals and portals: Up-to-date information on tribal culture, ecology, education and other success stories

For up-to-date information on a wide range of issues, use the search window here (e.g. type “Adivasi ecology”): Google custom search – Indian press coverage of tribal culture and education >> Tip Enter a single keyword or name of interest to you, or a combination … Continue reading

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Discussing the scope for an Adivasi agenda: Conference on indigenous knowledge, sacred sites & eco-feminism at Jadavpur University (February 2017) – West Bengal

Themes covered by Prof. Dr. Marine Carrin at Jadavpur University (Kolkata) in February 2017 Conference 1: Indigenous Forests: the colonial legacy Conference 2: How Santals speak about places?  The making of sacred places. Conference 3: Indigenous knowledge as reinvented by men, … Continue reading

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