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In honour of the inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures, their ways of relating to people and the environment: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019 celebrated in the Western Ghats – Tamil Nadu

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebrated by Kaani indigenous people Nagercoil The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated by Kaani indigenous people at Mookaraikal Tribal settlement in Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats. Addressing the tribal … Continue reading

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Environment minister’s call for a change in the colonial outlook: “Forests, tribal forest dwellers and life forms living in forests complement one another and are not rivals”

Forests, tribals and wildlife are not rivals, says environment minister Anil Madhav Dave inaugurates two-day conference of senior-level forest officers from states [Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun] Rajeshwari Ganesan, Down To Earth,  Friday 21 October 2016  | To read the full article, … Continue reading

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Harvesting honey in Kanyakumari district: Kani community honeybee project – Tamil Nadu

After constantly monitoring the honey bee nests, the tribal people will extract honey on March 5, 2015 for the first time in the area. […] Some bee colonies are left in spite of the artificial feeding during the lean season. … Continue reading

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Ockhi cyclone relief measures: Restoring basic facilities to Kaani forest dwelling communities near Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

The Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) concentrates on the social and economic development of Kaani communities in the remote forest regions of Kanyakumari District. More than 15% of forest green cover was destroyed by cyclone “Ockhi”, besides damage to over 1,500 electric poles … Continue reading

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Jackfruit and indigenous knowledge: The Kaani tribal community of Kanyakumari forests – Tamil Nadu

RELEVANCE OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES RELATED TO JACKFRUIT, WITH REFERENCE TO THE KAANI INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF KANYAKUMARI FORESTS S S Davidson, Environmental Educator, 23, Cave Street, Nagercoil-629 001, Kanyakumari District, E-mail: ssdavidson9@gmail.com Abstract: The Kaani tribal community resides in … Continue reading

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