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!

India’s first community getting its forest rights recognised: living in the core area of a tiger reserve – Karnataka

Amoolya Rajappa, 5 October 2018 The Soligas created history by becoming the first tribal community living in the core area of a tiger reserve in India to get their forest rights recognised. | Read the full report and view more … Continue reading

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Tip | Check recent updates on improved living conditions for India’s indigenous communities: World Water Day held annually on 22 March – United Nations

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 … Continue reading

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Sacred groves protected by India’s tribal communities: Fostering a sense of togetherness and harmony

 Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in a variety of traditional practices, religious beliefs, rituals, folklore, arts and crafts, and in the daily lives of the Indian … Continue reading

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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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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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