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Acknowledging indigenous peoples’ stewardship: Contributions to earth’s biodiversity – Cultural Survival

It is no coincidence that 80 percent of the earth’s biodiversity is found on Indigenous lands. It is because of Indigenous people’s stewardship and relationship with the environment. | Read the full text here: https://www.culturalsurvival.org/issues >> However, governments in Indigenous Peoples’ homelands … 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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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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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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Sacred groves foster a sense of togetherness and harmony: Protecting nature in and beyond India’s tribal communities – Kerala & Karnataka

CULTURAL TRADITIONS OF NATURE CONSERVATION IN INDIA by Dr S.M. Nair 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 … Continue reading

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