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“Tribal communities have proven that they are the best guardians of the forest and die-hard conservationists”: Illegal mining destroys the life and culture of the conservators of forests

The forest department’s move to aggressively promote commercial plantation activities on community forest land in the name of compensatory afforestation is usurping the forest rights of the tribal communities. […] The impact of CAMPA among the particularly vulnerable tribal groups … Continue reading

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Legal rights over forest land: Tribals no longer “encroachers” or “illegal occupants” – Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006

As a New Year gift, the UPA Government notified the long-stalled Forest Rights Act, which gives tribals legal rights over forest land. The notification of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, (popularly … Continue reading

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

Efforts towards conserving the country’s biodiversity are hobbled by the frightening insistence that development cannot be held up Who knew the term biodiversity 20 years ago? Hardly anyone. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was opened for signature at the … Continue reading

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Tribes are the conservators of forests – National seminar on International Day of World’s Indigenous People in Mysore

Deccan Herald, Sunday 8 April 2012 – Mysore Illegal mining in forests is destroying the life and culture of schedule tribes, opined Dr H Sudarshan, director of Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra. He was speaking at national seminar on ‘Tribes and Analogous People … Continue reading

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International framework through ILO and U.N. Conventions recognises rights of indigenous and tribal communities to ownership, control and management of land and resources

Tribal and indigenous communities across the world have been asserting their rights to the mineral wealth often found under the land they own or possess or have traditional rights to. They have been historically denied even a share of that … Continue reading

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