The arrogance of the ignorant
Forests inhabited by Adivasis are some of the best conserved in the subcontinent ... and ‘indigenous knowledge’ is invaluable.
Women come out of the woods: collectivisation in rural Maharashtra
Gadchiroli’s women first came together to protest mining in their forests. Now, they’re calling the shots
Ping! Elephants ahead: reducing human-elephant conflict, one SMS at a time
Forest authorities registered over 35,000 mobile numbers for the pre-warning SMS alert system, apart from several local WhatsApp groups.
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,”