Indian village beats drought, one raindrop at a time
Ralegan Siddhi has remained water-sufficient for four decades, even in the severe droughts of 2014 and 2015 that triggered thousands of farmer suic...
Melghat’s Payvihir brands its forest produce to success
Payvihir, which has a 182-hectare forest under community forest rights (CFR), has worked wonders in the last four years, showing the way for tribals.
The SHEN Story
How a women-led handicraft enterprise in Spiti is helping in the conservation of the elusive Snow Leopard
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.