Category Archives: Hyderabad biodiversity pledge

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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Sacred groves protected by India’s tribal communities: Fostering a sense of togetherness and harmony

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in … Continue reading

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Sacred groves: Traditional practice and modern ecology

Sacred groves are maintained by many tribal communities across India, including Santals or those inhabiting the Nilgiri mountains of Tamil Nadu. Several ancestral forests, sacred streams and mountains – like those in the adjoining Wayanad region of Kerala and other … Continue reading

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Updates on the Convention on Biodiversity: Conservation to be “connected to livelihood” – Hyderabad biodiversity pledge

Goa villages to document biodiversity PANAJI: Goa has become the second State after Kerala to constitute Biodiversity Management Committees in most of its village panchayats, according to Pradip V. Sarmokadam, Member Secretary, Goa State Biodiversity Board. The move is aimed … Continue reading

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Food systems and values fostered through the Dongria Kondhs’ seed festival: “Lessons that can teach us about humanity itself” – Odisha

Aditi Pinto, The Hindu (Sunday Magazine), 23 April 2017 | To read the full article and view more photos with photo credits, click here >> In the early summer month of April, around the magnificent Niyamgiri range in southern Odisha, the desi … Continue reading

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