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The changing character of sacred groves (kaavu): Tiny oases rich in floral and faunal biodiversity converted due to urbanization – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Many small towns across India also have sacred groves. The kaavus of Kerala are managed by the government, temple trusts, local community, or even privately. In Thrissur, there are as many as 970 such kaavus in the district, of which … Continue reading

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Kondh Adivasis farmers known for their sophisticated practices of agro-forestry: Koraput region, “one of the world’s great biodiversity hotspots” – Odisha

CHITRANGADA CHOUDHURY – ANIKET AGA, counterpunch.org, 8 October 2019 | Read the full story here >> Pirikaka is a Kondh Adivasi farmer in her 40s.  Every year, for over two decades, she would prepare a hill slope for dongar chaas – literally, … Continue reading

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Interaction between different species for the plants and animals in India’s biodiversity hotspots: The need for maintaining rain forests – Western Ghats

The Hindu, September 16, 2013, S & T » Environment | Read the entire article and view the slideshow here >> The Great Hornbill is the king of the canopy in the rainforests and the Western Ghats is one of the best places … Continue reading

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Convention on Biological Diversity to ‘integrate traditional knowledge and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for conservation of biodiversity” in 2020

Latha Jishnu, Down to Earth, Date: Oct 15, 2012 The Convention on Biological Diversity, 20 years on, is still struggling to stem the precipitous decline in biodiversity. After missing the 2010 target of reducing biodiversity loss, it is now pulling out all … Continue reading

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Sharing valuable rice varieties with farmers: Biodiversity for the sake of “vital nutrients and the ability to withstand flood, drought, salinity or pest infestations” – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha Maharashtra & West Bengal

IN BRIEF India originally possessed some 110,000 landraces of rice with diverse and valuable properties. These include enrichment in vital nutrients and the ability to withstand flood, drought, salinity or pest infestations. The Green Revolution covered fields with a few … Continue reading

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