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!

Slideshow | Glimpses from a model school run for and by Adivasi communities of the Nilgiris: Viswa Bharathi Vidyodaya Trust – Tamil Nadu

Foldscopes and the world Invisible As part of the Adivasi Maths and Science resource center activities, a workshop was held for students of grade 5 at Vidyodaya on using foldscopes to explore the invisible world. (From the left: Picture 1 shows … Continue reading

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Revival of interest in traditional folk medicine: Medicinal plants reported with the help of the Paliyar community (Theni district) – Tamil Nadu

Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Paliyar tribals in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, India.[My paper] S Ignacimuthu, M Ayyanar, K SankarasivaramanEntomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India. An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the Paliyar tribals … Continue reading

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Video | Inherited knowledge and its value for modern healthcare: “The country can learn much from the beauty of Adivasi social practices, their culture of sharing and respect for all”

Learn from M S Swaminathan – a world renowned scientist – how biological diversity contributes to public health, people’s livelihood and environmental security in addition to food security: his call on Indian citizens to use and share resources in a more … Continue reading

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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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