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In Arunachal’s Sessa Orchid Sanctuary communities collaborate with forest officials to conserve orchids

Indigenous communities along with forest officials have given Sessa Orchid Sanctuary a makeover to bring opportunities of community focused eco-tourism.

Santosh Bai: Transitioning towards natural farming

She prefers her homemade fertilizers and pesticides like Amritpani, cow dung fertilizer and used Neem water and Akao leaves for pest control

South India’s famous Lantana elephants to raise their trunks for conservation funds

To raise awareness and funds for elephant conservation, 75 tribal artisans worked on creating elephant models from Lantana, a weed.

Plant Man Miguel Braganza on how Konkan Fruit Fest preserves food biodiversity

The motto: To preserve, celebrate and propagate the region’s rich variety of local fruits and vegetables and its corollary food heritage and culture

Folk singer & orphans rejuvenate barren land

Students walk up to a hilltop, daily, and water the sapling planted the previous day before putting a new one into the soil.

Bahuguna and the seeds of struggle in the Himalayas

Sunderlal Bahuguna may have departed, but there are many formidable repositories of diverse oral and embodied knowledge.

People power to clean up Pune river, bit by bit

The streams are providing cleaner water to the river and the perception of locals has also changed.

Nagaland’s Y Nuklu Phom wins prestigious Whitley Award 2021 for his ‘biodiversity peace corridor’

Once indiscriminately hunted, the falcons have in recent years seen successful conservation by local communities.

Khonoma Community-based Conservation initiative wins Biodiversity Award 2021

The Community has been organizing, monitoring, conserving and preserving the bio-diversity in Khonoma area for 20 years