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Sharing to conserve

Posted February 16, 2014 no picture kavya_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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In the Arabari forest range of West Bengal, Amit Bannerjee, a silviculturist was working on a project involving a type of hardwood tree. His experiments were constantly disturbed by the illegal grazing and harvesting of wood by the area's local population. At that time, the government viewed locals as a thieving nuisance .Mr.Bannerjee decided to take a different approach. He contacted representatives of various local communities of the area and drew up an agreement that discussed the sha...