Biodiversity Conservation
The New Scientific Revolution

The Citizen Science movement in India is re-envisioning scientific endeavour, public literacy, and participation.

Gond community to drop ancient cremation ritual to save trees

The Gond community has decided to bury instead of cremating their dead, with an aim to reduce the number of trees cut for funeral pyres.

A wagtail on shared space, birdwatching and hope

'Wagtails feed on insects and protect our ecosystem' say the local children, who now observe birds and make checklists.

Nature’s profusion

One realizes that as an individual one is made of the fabric of the collective

Transformations – Wellbeing

In Korchi taluka, villages are moving towards transformation in multiple spheres, and are re-defining development and wellbeing

Uncultivated foods – The hidden treasure

They are now involved in creating Food Forest for in-situ conservation of these wild food sources inside the forest

The Peoples’ Biodiversity Register, meant to empower local communities, is leaving them out

"The preparation of PBRs by consultants defeats the whole purpose of having this register. Local people are central...”

How Forest-Dwelling Communities are Braving the Pandemic

Local communities and gram sabhas better understand the local complexities than local administrations while dealing with a crisis

The Ecosystem of Learning

Reimagining an Earth-centric and child-centric education