Indigenous people play an important role in protecting the environment. The tribals or adivasis as they are called in India depend on the forest for their survival. They have developed sustainable practices that preserve natural resources. Indigenous people are also increasingly being recognized as key partners in conservation efforts and are being included in decision-making processes related to natural resource management. But contrarily in India, many tribals are still being jailed and are being harassed says the report "Wildlife Policing- The reign of criminilization in the forests of Madhya Pradesh " by Criminal justice and police accountability project.
For this episode Host, Rakesh Kamal, brings you a very interesting conversation with Mrinalini Ravindranath and Nikita Sonavane who are two of 13 authors of this report.
Link to the report https://cpaproject.in/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Report-Release-Draft_P-120th-jan.pdf
Additional Resource: https://youtu.be/fDA8DU_LgkM