The Dafaalis of Pithoragarh: a young tribe of nature-loving wanderers

By volunteering with the Harela Society, Pithoragarh youth have found different ways to make the conservation of nature a part of their daily lives.

The Diverging Paths of Two Young Women Foretell the Fate of a Tribe in India

The tribe’s resilience is based on an intellectual heritage—one taught not in writing but in oral lore, manual skills, and naturalist knowledge.

Youth of northeast India use films to tell stories about their environment and communities

The use of a visual medium helps transcend the differences in language across the northeast region

Sustaining a river through young minds

A dying river is sought to be conserved by ensuring a steady stream of young, local foot soldiers involved in her protection.

महिलाओं की मेहनत रंग लाई (in Hindi)

इससे महिलाएं आत्मनिर्भर हुई हैं, उनके परिवार की आर्थिक स्थिति मजबूत हुई है, बच्चों की शिक्षा बेहतर हुई है।

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

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.

A warning note

A song that is an ultimatum to the authorities that the community will protect what is rightfully theirs

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.

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