Course helps Gadchiroli tribals know their forest rights — and win a diploma

Learning how to measure their land, mark boundaries, draw up lists of forest produce and plan secure livelihoods based on these.

Farmers Are Building Food Forests to Fight Climate Change, Agrarian Crisis

Mimicking forests, farmers across India have started transforming farms into a layered cropping system - climate resilient and more productive.

A warning note

A song that is an ultimatum to the authorities that the community will protect what is rightfully theirs

Smartphones to map invasive plants in Tamil Nadu

Maps of vegetation are scientifically compiled from contributions by students who get to understand adverse impacts of invasive plants.

Meet Taukeer Alam, the school dropout who has become one of Uttarakhand’s top birders

He handles field equipment with ease, enters field data in computer, analyses video footage of woodpeckers, initiates nature clubs in villages...

Tribals urge parties to ensure food security

"Tribals have an enormous storehouse of knowledge on food gathering, shifting hill cultivation, pastoralism, labour and handicrafts,”

Bhimshankar village makes the most of nature’s trail

While promoting ecotourism, the villagers try to maintain a balance between conservation, livelihood and convenience

Under Modi, India Has Witnessed an Unprecedented Chomping of the Earth

The natural environment is the daily lifeline of ... forest-dwellers, fishers, farmers, craftspersons, pastoralists, urban poor.

A new Chipko in Odisha

"We, the women of Balarampur, are determined not to let anybody touch our trees" says Chaturi Sahu of Balarampur village, Dhenkanal

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