Category Archives: Nature and wildlife

We – forest-dependent communities, supported by others – declare: The natural forests are a nurturing mother to us. Our very identities, cultures and world-views are closely linked to the forests that provide our primary needs. […] Our cultures discourage greed, the root of scarcity, harm and sorrow. – An appeal for a new consciousness of empathy and wise governance –
to protect our rich natural heritage, culture, and harmonious collective future 
http://www.kisanswaraj.in/2014/12/31/forest-foods-and-ecology/

From Adivasi and Scheduled Tribes to Indigenous Peoples: “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel Session 3: The ‘Tribe’ defined in Social Sciences Chaired by: Prof. Bipin Jojo, TISS, Mumbai Paper Presenters: Shreya Jessica Dhan (JNU, New Delhi), Anu Krishnan (TISS, Mumbai), Pradyumna Bag (JMI, New Delhi), Evy Mehzabeen (JNU, New Delhi). Shreya Jessica … Continue reading

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Heralding social and economic actions: Hunting and food gathering in Durwa culture – Bastar

“Just as hunting is also about territory, the actions of food gathering links Durwa culture to language and metaphor to perceptions in ecology, and gives it a unique vantage from which to view a forest based lifestyle.” | Read the … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kokum Harvest in the Honnavar region – Karnataka

We are inviting you to join us for the complete journey of Kokum from Tree to Jar from May 4-8th 2019. We’ll gather at the Angadibail forest house to experience harvesting, drying, preservation, and kokum inspired recipes. We’ll even try our hand making kokum butter using traditional methods. We’ll also fill the weekend with … Continue reading

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Learning from tribal communities: Ecology and health issues

For a natural balance A National Consultation on Wildlife Conservation and People’s Livelihood Rights stresses the need to work towards conservation projects that are equally sensitive to the needs of wildlife and local communities. PANKAJ SEKHSARIA & ASHISH KOTHARI CAN … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Kerala

The Indian state of Kerala has a high literacy rate and human development index compared to other states in India. But this has not extended to the tribal population of the state. Female tribal populations are particularly disadvantaged for a … Continue reading

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