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The Shola Trust Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

NGO Profile – Sanctuary Asiamagazine February 2011: In Gudalar, at the edge of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, a small committed group of volunteers work to protect India’s shola forests – a mosaic of montane evergreen forests and grasslands found only at high altitude … Continue reading

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Cycling for Elephants! Initiative by The Shola Trust in Gudalur (Nilgiri) – Tamil Nadu

We are working with the Make a Difference (MaD) initiative to organise a cycling fund-raiser for our work around ‘elephants in the matrix’. The ‘conflict vs coexistence’ (and larger sharing vs sparing) debate is of course vibrant, but most our work is in … Continue reading

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Training Kota, Irula, Toda and Kurumba women of the Nilgiris: Earth Trust preserves ancestral knowledge for health care, education and income generation – Tamil Nadu

Esther Elias, The Hindu, Sunday Magazine, October 20, 2012Read the full article and view more photos here >>  Vanya Orr walks the villages and forests of the Nilgiris to create self-sufficient communities, says Esther Elias. Shola forests arch over a … Continue reading

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Indian forests, rivers and mountains owe their survival to Adivasis: “the most civilised people” – Mahasweta Devi

Renowned writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi termed Adivasis as “the most civilised people” to whom Indian forests, rivers and mountains owe their survival. She praised their egalitarian social structure where nobody is greater than anybody, and where social evils … Continue reading

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Tiger conservation and tourism – its impact on the people in and around the tiger reserves

The Supreme Court order [2012] to ban tourism in core tiger reserves, and decisions to shoot poachers at sight find favour with some conservationists, the middle class and media. But what will their impact be on the people who live … Continue reading

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