Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve braids nature with culture as tourism expands
" Biocultural knowledge is the secret of how communities have responded and adapted to climate change and globalisation"
An Anti-Forest Policy: Rhetoric or Sleight of Hand?
A government intent on “building on our rich cultural heritage” and “participatory”, would provide the adivasis rightful space for self-governance
Todas: The Naturalistic People
The values these people espouse are linked to the fact that their sacred homeland is now at the heart of India’s very first biosphere reserve.
With Sickle and Stick They Saved a Forest
A story of transformation of village women into an unwavering collective which can stand for its rights and for values they cherish.
Where blackbuck are dearer than sons
Some villagers think the animals increase productivity by grazing on their crops.
Surviving through Ages
Can trees survive with roots immersed permanently in water? For hundreds of years?? And human communities have protected them?
Holy hill gets its groves back
Snakes, lizards and freshwater turtles, and amphibians, etc. point to the rapid and thriving regeneration of the hill’s ecosystem.
Can the Ganga have human rights?
Can rivers not be recognised as having identity, worth, dignity, and rights as intrinsic qualities, not because they serve us?
It takes a village: Where religious harmony defies years of Kashmir strife
"This village is the best example of communal harmony...though Muslims are in majority, we never let our Pandit brothers feel that," says local act...