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!

Reviving native ecology as to restore the wealth of the people: Cultural continuity for the twenty-first century – Kerala

Places like Kerala where there were numerous sacred groves and related culture, are ecologically disturbed now due to ill conceived developments chartered out by those who did not have any knowledge or concern about nature/ecology. Modernists could not understand the … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kaani children and teachers celebrate International Mother Language Day 2019: A celebration of life in harmony with nature – Tamil Nadu

  Report and images courtesy: S Davidson Sargunam, Nagercoil (by email) Global phenomenons such as climate change and urbanization are drawing the indigenous Kaani tribe living in the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district away from their cultural roots, posing a threat to … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Glimpses from a model school run for and by Adivasi communities of the Nilgiris: Viswa Bharathi Vidyodaya Trust – Tamil Nadu

Foldscopes and the world Invisible As part of the Adivasi Maths and Science resource center activities, a workshop was held for students of grade 5 at Vidyodaya on using foldscopes to explore the invisible world. (From the left: Picture 1 shows … Continue reading

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Revival of interest in traditional folk medicine: Medicinal plants reported with the help of the Paliyar community (Theni district) – Tamil Nadu

Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Paliyar tribals in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, India.[My paper] S Ignacimuthu, M Ayyanar, K SankarasivaramanEntomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India. An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the Paliyar tribals … Continue reading

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Video | Inherited knowledge and its value for modern healthcare: “The country can learn much from the beauty of Adivasi social practices, their culture of sharing and respect for all”

Learn from M S Swaminathan – a world renowned scientist – how biological diversity contributes to public health, people’s livelihood and environmental security in addition to food security: his call on Indian citizens to use and share resources in a more … Continue reading

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