Accepted paper:

Indigenous community in the Nilgiri Biosphere and their sustainable forest management and bio-diversity


Maralusiddaiah Halasur Matt (Anthropological Survey of India)

Paper short abstract:

In this paper I am trying to highlight about the indigenous people and their sustainable forest management and bio-diversity.

Paper long abstract:

The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is an International Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats, Nilgiri hills range of South India. The Western Ghats, Nilgiri Sub-Cluster (6,000+ kmĀ²), conjoining the Nilgiri .The Biosphere lies between 10o 50'. Significant sectors of the population are facing massive challenges relating to health and education. The tribe or Indigenous populations of India, most of them are inhabitants in the forest and they think that forest is their home that are directly dependent in forest resources and the health of forest eco-systems for their livelihoods. Most of them are mainly depending on forest to sustain their ways of life, including their culture and spiritualities. The convention on Biological Diversity recognizes the importance of traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous communities for the conservation and sustainable use of diversity aims to respect, preserve, and promote such traditional knowledge. Their sustainable knowledge about the forest is ensure that the goods and services derived from the forest meet present-day needs while at the same time securing their continued availability and contribution to long-term development. The plants, roots, and roots and tubers are consumed by them directly or indirectly are preserve it for their future.

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Anthropological perspectives on environmental change and sustainable futures (Commission on Anthropology and the Environment)