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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

Posted in Adivasi / Adibasi, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Government of India, Hyderabad biodiversity pledge, Maps, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Organizations, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Southern region, Tiger, Western Ghats - tribal heritage & ecology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Nomination of Dr Madegowda (Soliga): Participatory resource monitoring, implementation of the Forest Rights Act and welfare schemes – Karnataka

“We have a special responsibility to document, monitor and conserve our most precious asset”: Biodiversity for sustaining their livelihoods – Survey of the Environment

India may be the only large country with huge scientific capability to lack a serious programme to monitor the state of its ecosystems. Because the major drivers of habitat loss or change are rooted in political, economic and social factors, … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Adivasi / Adibasi, Commentary, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Government of India, Maps, Modernity, Nature and wildlife, Photos and slideshows, Press snippets, Resources, Seven Sister States, Tiger, Trees | Comments Off on “We have a special responsibility to document, monitor and conserve our most precious asset”: Biodiversity for sustaining their livelihoods – Survey of the Environment

“We need participation and governance by the local communities in order to legitimise their local knowledge while empowering them economically” – UN International Day for Biological Diversity (22nd of May)

There is very little evidence that ecotourism in its present form is sustainable  […] Tourism is inherently an exploitative industry, both ecologically and socially and we need to accept that. But the ill-effects of tourism on biodiversity conservation can be … Continue reading

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Educational package for children of the Kadar community: Initiating children into formal education easily – Kerala & Tamil Nadu

K. PRADEEP, The Hindu, KOCHI, July 19, 2012 | To read the full story, click here >> An educational package for pre-primary children of the Kadar tribe incorporating their own language will be distributed in 22 anganwadis this week. Dr. Amitha Bachan, … Continue reading

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Kamal Bawa gets first Gunnerus award for sustainability

The Hindu, Chennai, February 17, 2012 Dr. Bawa is most noted for, among other works, his pioneering research on population biology in rainforest areas. His wide span of work includes groundbreaking biological discoveries made in Central America and in the … Continue reading

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