Tag: Forest Rights Act

A Conservation of Convenience: The Politics of Exclusionary Conservation Models in...

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...

A Conservation of Convenience: State Apathy Towards Van Gujjars and Forest...

What are the impacts of colonial conservation models on the Van Gujjars, a Muslim pastoral community historically living across Rajaji Tiger Reserve?

First Lions and Now Cheetahs: Kuno-Palpur National Park’s Communities Prepare to...

Non-implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 weighs heavily on Kuno-Palpur, leaving Adivasis with few options other than relocating for conservation.

Behind the “Green” Rationale of Evictions

84,000 Indians were forced out of their homes for “ostensible environmental” reasons in 2020, but there may be more at play here than conservation measures.

Why Gujarat’s Women Are Yet to Accrue the Wealth of the...

The earnings from the land Dangi women own do not reach them: these benefits are monopolised by the men in their families.

Unravelling the ‘PPP’ Model Affecting Nomadic Pastoralists in Jammu & Kashmir

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...

Moving When the World is Still: The Seasonal Migration of Van...

Lockdowns and COVID-19 policies within the Protected Areas that Van Gujjars inhabit during the summer have diminished their autonomy over their livelihood.

Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on Himal‌ayan Pastoralists: A‌ ‌Primer‌

State marginalisation of nomadic pastoralists is felt by two Himalayan communities—the Bakarwals of Jammu & Kashmir, & the Van Gujjars of Uttarakhand.

Firefighting in the Forests: What Goes Wrong Every Year

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?

The Hidden Politics of Forest Fire Management in Uttarakhand: The Van...

Colonial forestry in Uttarakhand excludes forest dwellers like the Van Gujjars from forest management, making them doubly vulnerable to raging forest fires.