Tag : relocation
A former resident of Wayanad wildlife sanctuary who accepted voluntary relocation recounts trials and tribulations of life back then. As a teenager talking and walking through the forests with friends one evening, he had a near-death experience when chased by an elephant. “I very narrowly escaped death,” says Shibu Appu, a school teacher in a […]
Meet Daasi, the tribal woman from the Sollepura resettlement colony, who had no clue about farming few years ago, but is now a model farmer! Written by Manish Machaiah Daasi was a widow with ten children, living in the Nagarahole forest and eking a living from selling minor forest produce. Till an opportunity to move […]
IFS officers saw and heard the success story of Bhadra when they went visiting the relocation sites and the tiger reserve. The hushed silence for an hour or more as the forest department jeep trundled on the patchy roads of Muthodi Range inside Bhadra Tiger reserve was almost reverential. The bamboo dominant moist deciduous forests […]
Joining the diversity that the small town celebrates, the tribal resettlement centres here offer its residents opportunities to join the mainstream of society. As you leave the small Hunsur town and get onto the road leading to Nagarahole Tiger reserve, the town slowly metamorphoses into a pan-Indian, semi-global village. You will see boards on […]
WCS India staff hand-hold tribals who have moved to relocation centres and help them with livelihood, education and medical support. The 30-odd women gathered protest in one voice to the news that Govindappa will soon be leaving them. Lokesh from WCS India has just announced to the gathering that his colleague’s services will be needed […]
MEET OUR STAFF: IMRAN SIDDIQUI Imran Siddiqui’s journey, from visiting zoos to becoming a wildlife expert, speaks volumes of his one-track dedication and passion.