Meet Sasi Mausi: A sentinel of Odisha forest

Forest department officials know that the forests are in safe hands. The proof, they say, is the flourishing wildlife in the once deserted hills.

Insect-eating bird population drops in heavily extracted Himalayan oak forests

Encourage local communities to capitalise on the increased bird tourism in Uttarakhand by setting up homestays ...

When wasteland bears fruits

A neighbourhood forest, explains Anasuyamma, spreads across 12-16 hectares (ha) and usually grows timber, fruits and medicinal plants.

Nature better off with indigenous people, indicates global report

“Recognizing the knowledge, institutions and values of indigenous peoples and local communities ... enhances... nature conservation”

Reforesting the hillsides of the Himalayas

Alaap has taken on a mountain of a challenge - restoring Himalayan native forests, involving community and engaging with government

The arrogance of the ignorant

Forests inhabited by Adivasis are some of the best conserved in the subcontinent ... and ‘indigenous knowledge’ is invaluable.

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.

Smartphones to map invasive plants in Tamil Nadu

Maps of vegetation are scientifically compiled from contributions by students who get to understand adverse impacts of invasive plants.

Bhimshankar village makes the most of nature’s trail

While promoting ecotourism, the villagers try to maintain a balance between conservation, livelihood and convenience

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