“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 …

India is home to three of the world “biodiversity hotspots”: The Hyderabad biodiversity pledge in perspective

Source: “Red marks in India’s green report card” by Tarsh Thekaekara, The Hindu, October 17, 2012 The Hindu : OpinionAddress : https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/red-marks-in-indias-green-report-card/article4003291.eceDate Visited: 3 January 2022

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

Earth faces a triple planetary emergency: The way out of this dilemma is to transform our economies and societies to make them inclusive, fair and more connected with nature. We …

“Promote organic farming on the fringes of the jungle”: On the need for working with the communities to achieve long-term conservation goals – Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Source: “Adivasi honey harvesters demand forest control and criticise ‘unfriendly’ conservation measures”URL: https://india.mongabay.com/2022/11/adivasi-honey-harvesters-demand-forest-control-and-criticise-unfriendly-conservation-measures/Date Visited: 25 December 2022

Mapping indigenous memories with a holistic understanding of the living planet: “Summer Rain” – Kerala

Indigenous knowledge in Kerala, as in any part of the world, was impeccable in matters concerning the forests, the agricultural fields, the ponds and the rivers. It had a holistic …

eBook | What is the Biodiversity Act? And how will it protect intellectual property rights over traditional knowledge?

An Act to provide for conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing This publication contains the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Biological …

Honouring the “Forest Man of India” who created an entire forest: A home for wild elephants, tigers, rhinos and deer – Assam

To read the full story and view a series of photos, click here >> Thirty-four years ago when he began to plant trees, no one, including him, had the slightest …

Elephants & tigers: Recurring motifs and issues for India’s tribal communities

“The tribals I was told about are elephant people. As far back as any one can remember, they have taken care of elephants. They understand elephants as no one else …