Category Archives: Ecology and environment

“In general, the sustainability, productivity, resilience and stability of socio-ecological ecosystems usually found in indigenous and rural communities are dependent on the cultural values exhibited by its indigenous peoples. […] The [formerly semi-nomadic hill tribe known as the ‘Kaani’] are an ethnic group with their own unique social institutions and organizations with self-rule, who prioritised harmonious relationships with their ecology through cultural and religious observations and beliefs.” – Danesto B. Anacio & Davidson Sargunam in a UNESCO report, “Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge and Practices related to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Asia” (Knowledges of Nature 10.: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Paris 2017)
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“We are currently facing a crisis that threatens not only the survival of our civilisation and humans as a species, but that of life on our planet as a whole. – Mateo Martínez Abarca in “The Climate Crisis: South African and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives” (2018)
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“We can do things differently to reinvent growth without pollution. But only if we have the courage to think differently.” – Sunita Narain, Down To Earth in “India’s twin environmental challenges”
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Nomination of Dr Madegowda (Soliga): Participatory resource monitoring, implementation of the Forest Rights Act and welfare schemes – Karnataka

Learn more about tribal communities, biodiversity and wildlife related issues across Karnataka and the Western Ghats (e.g. search for “Karnataka Adivasi Abhivrudhi Mandali”, “Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve”, “man animal conflict Karnataka”, “Karnataka tribal welfare”, “Valmiki Scheduled Tribes”, “forest based … Continue reading

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Indigenous knowledge for sustainable development and food security: United Nations recognition of “Globally Important Agriculture Heritage Systems” practiced by tribal communities – Odisha

Indigenous knowledge and farming practices of the region’s tribal people recognised for promoting food security and conserving biodiversity Traditional farming systems in India have received a major boost at a time when Indian agriculture is struggling to come to terms … Continue reading

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Coping with the climate change, government interventions and the demands of companies: A tribal self-help organization’s experience with organic orchards – West Bengal

The Green Revolution has changed life in Indian villages, but the main beneficiaries were the landlords. Daily labourers remain poor and marginalised. The limits of using ever more fertiliser and pesticides are becoming apparent. Many farmers are confused because extension … Continue reading

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Resources for the classroom: Learning from and about India’s tribal communities, their culture and knowledge systems

Formats and online tools Audio resources – external Books on tribal culture and related resources eBook download sites Take a guided tour of this website PDF printfriendly Photos and slideshows Safe Search website: Free online tools for use by teachers and pupils … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Madhya Pradesh

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