Children and young people have extraordinary agency, intelligence, and the capacity to relentlessly question.
For Uttarakhand youth - a platform to engage mountain communities in ecological conservation
'Wagtails feed on insects and protect our ecosystem' say the local children, who now observe birds and make checklists.
One realizes that as an individual one is made of the fabric of the collective
“I am the king of Tillari River; I kill the diseased fish and maintain the health of the river system.”
"... Such examples of realising economic benefits have a direct positive impact on forest growth,”
"This wetland should be declared amongst protected areas associated with Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary ....”
Demonstrating a model of mangrove ecotourism, they have also encouraged other groups of women to adopt similar ventures.
“... in the city’s parks, or by the ... government, or in schools and colleges, and generate awareness among Mumbaikars.”