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Table Of Contents

Overview
Introduction
Birth Rights
Community, private and state property
Drain of India
Conservation or Confiscation?
Practices of prudent management
Traditions of nature conservation
Practical Ecological Knowledge
Devastating biodiversity
A parody of science
Resource exhaustion
Tribal protests
Village republics
Post-independence development strategies
Forest Policy of 1952
Private Forests
Forest based industry
Aping the West
Shikar companies
Who is to blame?
Awakening environmental consciousness
Corrupt fellings of Bedthi
Joint Forest Management
Aggressive Forestry
Nature Lovers
Forest “Destruction” Corporations
Forest Conservation Act
Biosphere Reserves
Environmentalism: pro-people, anti-people
Blunder of Bharatpur
Adaptive management
Positive experiences of Orissa
PIL of 1995
Stay on regulation of encroachments
The sorry experience of BRT hills
Sariska disaster
Aspirations of forest staff
Tribal Self-rule
Biological diversity Act
Compensatory Afforestation Fund
Worsening rural unemployment
Employment guarantee Scheme
Moving ahead through forest rights
Community lands
Forest Rights : some misgivings
Diversity of useful species
Ecorestoration
Establishing “safety forests”
Protecting agrobiodiversity
Nurturing Community Forest Resources
Advancing step by step
Requesting information
Sustainable, prudent use and rejuvenation of biodiversity
People’s Biodiversity Register
Environmental education projects
Preparation of Biodiversity Management Action Plan at the
Deciding on the area to be claimed as Community Forest
Finalizing the area to be claimed as Community Forest
Preparing maps of Community Forest Resource Area
Putting together a study group
Recording the history of Community Forest Resources
Recording the history of relevant human communities
Recording local stakeholder groups
Recording visits of nomadic stakeholder groups
Recording details of families requesting employment under
Recording the name and description of various landscape/
Recording ongoing changes in various landscape/ waterscape
Recording biological elements of significance occurring in
Recording current status, ongoing changes and uses of
Recording current status of management of significant
Recording the preferences of various stakeholder groups in
Preparing a Community Forest Resources management plan
Deciding on NREGA works pertaining to various landscape/
Deciding on NREGA works pertaining to significant biological
In conclusion
Acknowledgements
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Let Our Rightful Forests Flourish by Madhav Gadgi

Let Our Rightful Forests Flourish by Madhav Gadgi

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