Bijnor: The rise in number of Van Gujjars, a pastoral tribe, who have made Amangarh Tiger Reserve (ATR) home is beginning to worry forest department here as they are putting pressure on both land a

The world-famous Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand, India has recently been notified as Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR). This Protected Area is now the 48th Tiger Reserve in the country and the second in Uttarakhand. Though RNP was established in 1983, final notification for the Park was issued in 2013 because of non-settlement of rights of the local people, which provided a full-fledged legal status to it and strengthened the conservation activities. (Correspondence)

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Women of the Gujjar-Bakerwal community of the state live in utter deprivation due to poverty, illiteracy, nomadic way of life, early marriage, superstitions, traditional neglect and lack of awarene

Victims of ill-conceived policies governing forest resources and environmental conservation, the Van Gujjars, a pastoral nomadic community residing in the Rajaji National Park, are struggling to get their forest rights and entitlements under the FRA Act, 2006.

The study reports the impact of migratory livestock in the buffer area of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. The cumulative impacts of livestock grazing, fuel wood extraction and other anthropogenic pressures on forest cover in and around camping sites have been analyzed using satellite data and field observations.

The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons that was held in Hyderabad earlier this month discussed the idea of the

Bera is a village of approximately 40 households located in Core II of Sariska Tiger Reserve. The population of Bera is comprised entirely of Gujar pastoralists, who depend on the forest for animal fodder, as well as for fuel wood and various non-timber forest produce.

Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary, with an area of 10.04 km2, is situated on the right bank of the Ujh river in district Kathua, J&K State. The mammals of Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary represent 4.3% of the total mammals (372 species) recorded by Hossetti

A two days planning workshop with Gujjars pastoralists who are full time pastorlists from Sariska Tiger Reserve, organised by KRAPAVIS held at its Training Centre at Bakhtpura (Alwar). About 40 Gujjar leaders from different villages; Binak

The Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, an organisation working for tribes and nomadic communities, has launched a fourfold programme to spread awareness among these groups regarding deadly diseases and sexually transmitted infections.

Though the tribal Gujjars constitute 20 to 25 per cent population of the state, they have negligible access to modern health-care facilities, said Dr Javaid Rahi, national secretary of the Tribal Foundation.