Category Archives: Nature and wildlife

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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Forest communities: Their role throughout Indian civilization – Hastinapur (Delhi) & Bihar

 Forest dwellers in early India – myths and ecology in historical perspective – Hastinapur (Delhi) & Bihar The forest was never far away from habitation. For instance, excavations of the settlements at Atranjikhera and Hastinapur, which are not too … Continue reading

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Thulir, a modern school where alternatives to mainstream education, technologies and lifestyles are explored – Tamil Nadu

We at Thulir have been looking at alternatives to the mainstream education system, so that we may be able to cater to the needs of those children who get left out/left behind. As part of our learning at Thulir, we … 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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Wild food festivals & Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN): The world’s most important food movement

Enjoy A Feast in The Forest In Maharashtra Sanjiv Valsan, Outlook Traveller | March 7, 2018 | Read the full story and vew more images >> A few summers ago, I visited Vanvadi forest for the first time. I had just … Continue reading

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