Tag: Forest Rights Act
The Tragedy of the Commons is one of the most influential ideas in environmental thinking. But, a deeper look at the metaphor reveals that community governance of commons, as opposed to privatisation, may in fact be the answer to governance woes.
This article is the final instalment of our three-part series on how exclusionary colonial conservation plays out in Uttarakhand’s Rajaji Tiger Reserve. Click here...
What are the impacts of colonial conservation models on the Van Gujjars, a Muslim pastoral community historically living across Rajaji Tiger Reserve?
Non-implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 weighs heavily on Kuno-Palpur, leaving Adivasis with few options other than relocating for conservation.
The earnings from the land Dangi women own do not reach them: these benefits are monopolised by the men in their families.
This article is the third instalment of our series on how the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns have impacted the livelihoods of three...
Lockdowns and COVID-19 policies within the Protected Areas that Van Gujjars inhabit during the summer have diminished their autonomy over their livelihood.
State marginalisation of nomadic pastoralists is felt by two Himalayan communities—the Bakarwals of Jammu & Kashmir, & the Van Gujjars of Uttarakhand.
If we know when and where forest fires are likely to occur in India, then why is managing them such a challenge for communities and the Forest Department?