Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Sacred groves of Kodagu: How faith is helping conserve Karnataka's protected forests

Water for the Kaveri and bees for pollinating coffee plantations, the ecosystem services of 1,214 sacred groves of Kodagu is immense. Even though Kodagu groves are protected forests under the Indian Forest Act, they also face pressures similar to the other forest patches in other parts of the country. MORE ...

The oracle at the Manil Ayyappa sacred grove.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Saving the sholas: To overcome drought, Nilgiris' forest communities return to traditional wisdom

The drought caused by the failure of the southwest and northeast monsoon of 2016 has led to introspection and action in the Nilgiris to conserve the native shola-grassland ecosystem. MORE ...

Toda elder Poofsed in Artawl Mund.