Biodiversity takes center stage in Odisha’s silent valley
“BMC members were trained on their duties and responsibilities ... and they are now organizing community awareness programs”
World Biodiversity Day: Why language should not be forgotten
“Tribal languages are a treasure trove of knowledge about a region’s flora, fauna and medicinal plants,"
MILLETS - The Miracle Grains
Millet farming saves nearly six million litres of water per acre - they can stand up to the crisis of climate change.
Kerala man distributes 10,000 mud pots worth Rs 6 lakh for free to give birds water
On a mission to distribute 10,000 earthen pots for free to people willing to provide water for hapless birds reeling under the scorching heat.
From This Wounded Forest: A Dispatch
... I’m preparing myself to dismantle the machine, and the system that supports it, before it devours the planet, my home.
Ping! Elephants ahead: reducing human-elephant conflict, one SMS at a time
Forest authorities registered over 35,000 mobile numbers for the pre-warning SMS alert system, apart from several local WhatsApp groups.
Seed guardians of Banswara revive traditional varieties
Preserving traditional seeds is intrinsically linked to food security and livelihoods of families of farming communities.
Course helps Gadchiroli tribals know their forest rights — and win a diploma
Learning how to measure their land, mark boundaries, draw up lists of forest produce and plan secure livelihoods based on these.
There are Sarus cranes in my paddy field: changing community perceptions to conserve an endangered bird
"... Farmers allow Sarus cranes to feed and breed in their fields, even though this causes some crop damage,”