Category Archives: Tiger

“If tribals were the real enemies of the tigers then the only tigers left would not have been in tribal areas.” – Indian social workers Pushpanjali Sathpathy & Gunjan Jain (report on the way tribal communities displaced by “Project Tiger” authorities in the Simlipal Biosphere Reserve, part of UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=3624

“India has more than 70% of the world’s tiger population. Tigers play an important role in maintaining the delicate balance in our biodiversity […] Destruction of the environment for development and invasive tourism has to be stopped. By preserving the diverse ecosystems which tigers inhabit, we can ensure they never fall prey to extinction again.” – Greenpeace India “The tiger has earned his stripes, but will he keep them?” (Newsletter 29 July 2020)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=18406

“The combination of grace, strength, agility and enormous power has earned the tiger its pride of place as the national animal of India. […] To check the dwindling population of tigers in India, ‘Project Tiger’ was launched in April 1973. So far, 27 tiger reserves have been established in the country under this project, covering an area of 37,761 sq km.” – National Animal – National Symbols (Know India: National Portal of India, 3 September 2011)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=4226

“A total of 18 tiger range States, distributed in five landscapes of the country would be benefitted under the Project Tiger scheme [and] address the human wildlife conflict effectively. […] It will generate direct employment of about 30 lakh mandays annually which shall include many local tribes besides non-tribal local workforce.” – Government of India’s Umbrella Scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats beyond 12th Plan (Press Information Bureau, 5 September 2018)
https://pib.gov.in/Pressreleaseshare.aspx?PRID=1545068
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=4226

“From being tiger worshippers to guardians of the wildlife, the Baiga tribe of Madhya Pradesh are playing a vital role in tiger conservation by helping forest officials in providing protection to the big cats and other wild animals living in the Kanha National Park.” – Outlook Magazine, 19 June 2016, “Tribals Join in Tiger Conservation in Kanha National Park”
https://www.outlookindia.com/newswire/story/tribals-join-in-tiger-conservation-in-kanha-national-park/943927
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=22282

“The spread of invasive species, lead to a scarcity of herbaceous fodder, forcing the herbivores to modify their foraging behaviour and seeking new pastures. […] Seeking and following their prey, big cats as tiger and leopard follow the herbivore trails and enter into human settlements, which escalate into additional conflicts. All these are due to the sheer anthropogenic activities, the primary driver of forest ecosystem modifications.” – Davidson Sargunam in: Sivadas, D., Dhyani, S. Basu, O. & Karki, M. (2020, June). Harnessing Nature 2(3), 48pp.
https://harnessingnatureblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/hn_vol_2_issue_3_red.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=34181

“Adivasis no longer walk among the elephants without fear” – Human animal conflict on the rise – Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Chhattisgarh

On March 30 [2012], Kokila, an Adivasi woman, was collecting firewood with a few friends near Kozhikolly village in the Devala area of Gudalur taluk, 50 km below Udhagamandalam, when she was charged by an angry elephant. It hurled her … Continue reading

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Preserving tribal culture and maintaining control over their own affairs: Adi ‘Hill Men’ – Arunachal Pradesh

With political changes afoot in Burma, policy wonks and businessmen are taking a new look at India’s Northeast for economic and geopolitical calculations, but there’s a more colourful reason that people should “Look East” to this fascinating region: its remarkable … Continue reading

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The Shola Trust Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

NGO Profile – Sanctuary Asiamagazine February 2011: In Gudalar, at the edge of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, a small committed group of volunteers work to protect India’s shola forests – a mosaic of montane evergreen forests and grasslands found only at high altitude … Continue reading

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Indian forests, rivers and mountains owe their survival to Adivasis: “the most civilised people” – Mahasweta Devi

Renowned writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi termed Adivasis as “the most civilised people” to whom Indian forests, rivers and mountains owe their survival. She praised their egalitarian social structure where nobody is greater than anybody, and where social evils … Continue reading

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eJournal | OnlyOneEarth Practical Guide & Harnessing Nature Magazine – World Environment Day (5 June) – United Nations

Earth faces a triple planetary emergency: the climate is heating up too quickly for people and nature to adapt; habitat loss and other pressures mean an estimated 1 million species are threatened with extinction; pollution continues to poison our air, … Continue reading

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