Tag Archives: Shompen

Reserves that are central to the ecological security of a unique group of islands: Tribal rights and conservation – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The entire Nicobar islands is a tribal reserve and is key for the survival of a number of species of rare and endemic flora and fauna. Unlike the rest of India, tribal rights and conservation are not at the opposite … Continue reading

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Integration or isolation? A “Down To Earth” discussion on the fate of the Jarawa tribe – Andaman

Contact with the outside world has exposed the Jarawas to various dangers. Is isolation the best way to conserve? A debate Numbering around 400, people of the Jarawa tribe occupy the lion’s share of land in South and Middle Andaman … Continue reading

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Living in a symbiotic relationship with other communities: The Shompen, one of India’s particularly vulnerable tribal groups – Nicobar Islands

Shiv Sahay Singh, The Hindu, Kolkata: November 01, 2015 | To read the full article, click here >> The Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has come up with the first authentic demographic database of the Shompen tribe — one of the … Continue reading

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Health benefits derived from “new species” of Ginger: A scientific paper published in international botanical journal – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Shiv Sahay Singh, The Hindu, Kolkata: January 08, 2017 Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have found a new species of Zingiber (commonly referred as Ginger) from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. | To read the full article, click here … Continue reading

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