Category Archives: Western Ghats – tribal heritage & ecology

Tribal culture and ecology in the Western Ghats, a region described by biologists as one of only nine “hottest hotspots” in the world!

A balanced curriculum that helps children “retain the tribal values that have relevance even today and accept the good brought in by modernization”: Interview with the founders of the Vidyodaya School for Adivasi children – Tamil Nadu

The Vidyodaya School | To read the entire interview, click here >> Tucked away in the Blue Mountains, close to Ooty, the tourist destination of Tamil Nadu in southern India, is the small sleepy town of Gudalur, the home town … Continue reading

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Tips | Biodiversity, ethnobotany, health and nutrition

Public health and food security depend on citizens’ willingness to “use and share resources in a sustainable and equitable manner”. The nation’s “primary conservers” – often tribal farmers – are now seen as guardians of biological diversity (Genome Saviour Award); and … Continue reading

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Sacred groves foster a sense of togetherness and harmony: Protecting nature in and beyond India’s tribal communities – Kerala & Karnataka

CULTURAL TRADITIONS OF NATURE CONSERVATION IN INDIA by Dr S.M. Nair Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in a variety of traditional practices, religious beliefs, rituals, folklore, arts … Continue reading

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Video | Honey gathering tribes assert their ancestral rights and way of life – Tamil Nadu & Karnataka

The Kattunayakans are a honey gathering community in the Gudalur valley. Over generations they have mastered the skills required to take honey out of hives. – Priyashri Mani (upload information 3 July 2012 on Youtube) | Credits: Adivasi Munnetra Sangam | … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Coastal wetland ecosystems: Eco-exposure and recovery programmes for the Kanyakumari region – Tamil Nadu

PhotosFreshwater Wetland Ecosystem Flamingo photo exhibitionPainted stork nesting Spot billed pelicansFlamingoesFish – prey base for birdsEco-exposure programme Wetland Ecosystem of Kanyakumari district, India Kanyakumari is the strategic southern tip of India in the bio-hot spot of the Western Ghats, UNESCO Heritage … Continue reading

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