Search Results for: Biodiversity Act

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

Posted in Assimilation, Biodiversity, Customs, Eastern region – Eastern Zonal Council, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Ethnobotany, Figures, census and other statistics, Health and nutrition, Modernity, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, Press snippets, Quotes, Resources, Success story, Women | Tagged | Comments Off on 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

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, Biodiversity, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Government of India, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Organizations, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Southern region – Southern Zonal Council, 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, Biodiversity, Commentary, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Government of India, Modernity, Nature and wildlife, Photos and slideshows, Press snippets, Resources, Seven Sister States & Sikkim – North Eastern Council, 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

Tips | Biodiversity, ethnobotany, health and nutrition

Public health and food security depend on citizens’ willingness to “use and share resources in a sustainable and equitable manner”. The nation’s “primary conservers” – often tribal farmers – are now seen as guardians of biological diversity (Genome Saviour Award); and … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Community facilities, Customs, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Ethnobotany, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Health and nutrition, Literature and bibliographies, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, Press snippets, Quotes, Regions of India, Resources, Revival of traditions, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Sacred grove, Success story, Tips, Trees, Western Ghats - tribal heritage & ecology | Comments Off on Tips | Biodiversity, ethnobotany, health and nutrition

eBook | “Community participation should be appropriately rewarded”: Climate change and biodiversity – Madhya Pradesh

What does climate change mean for forests and biodiversity? An assessment of the impact of climate change on forest ecosystems in Madhya Pradesh indicates that, in the short-term, about 23% of the State’s forested area could be affected; over the … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, eBook eJournal PDF, Eco tourism, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Figures, census and other statistics, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Government of India, Nature and wildlife, Resources, Rights of Indigenous Peoples | Comments Off on eBook | “Community participation should be appropriately rewarded”: Climate change and biodiversity – Madhya Pradesh