Chetna Andolan's "Best Ecologist Award 2016"

Participants were judged on their ability to cut grass without harming other plants, and on their knowledge of the forest.

Ghasiyari award, unique competition of grass cutting In Tehri Garhwal

A grass cutting contest where each contestant is judged on her speed and skill at grass cutting and her knowledge about the forest and cattle.

मालधारियों से सीखना होगा (in Hindi)

आज जलवायु बदलाव के दौर में परंपरागत ज्ञान टिकाऊ विकास के लिए जरूरी हो गया है। इसमें मालधारियों की जीवनशैली मार्गदर्शक बन सकती है।

A Common Right: Defending Communal Forests in India

One of the village leaders shares the story of how they were able to protect their lands and secure the future of their community.

Adivasis in the Bastar conflict zone are spearheading a massive conservation effort (Translation - In Malayalam)

It is heartening that despite prevailing conflicts, Adivasi people of Bastar care for their own forests and are helping other states enrich theirs.

Villagers help prevent spread of forest fire

One of the many examples where legal recognition of forest rights is leading to positive results both for people and wildlife.

Can recurring droughts in Maharashtra be offset by participatory groundwater management (PGWM)?

PGWM leads to better water management; hydrogeology can become a catalyst for villages to come together to achieve water security.

The Last Builder of Naulas in Chatola, Nainital

Constructing naulas, small structures that house springs in Uttarakhand, requires an intimate knowledge of many sciences.

Is Responsible Tourism an Oxymoron?

Tourism policy in India is increasingly realizing the potential and need for genuinely community-run, ecologically sensitive visitation.

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