Guwahati: Buddhist monks in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang — which China claims as its own — have risen against construction of dams that they fear may endanger monasteries in the district.

Conservation of natural resources by traditional societies across the globe seems to have arisen out of the age-old practice of animistic religious belief systems. Such belief systems are fundamental aspects of people’s culture, which strongly conditions their use of natural resources.

Water is an essential natural resource for human and living organisms. We use water for various purposes like drinking, cleaning, agriculture practices, transportation, etc. It is the prime resource for the
hydel power station, providing electricity for domestic, industrial and commercial purposes.

Arunachal Pradesh, being the largest state in eastern Himalayan region, has unique biodiversity and diverse cultural resources. The state is the homeland of five ecosystems and 26 major tribes. The livelihood security of tribal communities is determined by terrestrial and aquatic indigenous bioresources.

Indigenous ways of conserving the animals through adoption of traditional breeding methods, classifying the breeds, diagnosing the diseases, and preventing the disorders and diseases by using locally available ethnoveterinary practices is still found to be rational and predominant in the remote places in India plays a pivotal role in conserving the animals