Inserting Politics and History in Conservation

Rai, Nitin D and Kamaljit Bawa, S (2013) Inserting Politics and History in Conservation. Conservation Biology, 27 (2). pp. 425-428. ISSN 1523-1739

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Abstract

“On 2 October 2012, birthday of the Mahatma (Gandhi), Sargun Masomait, a 35-year-old tribal woman . . . began marching toward New Delhi from Gwalior. She was part of a group of 40,000 people – tribals, Dalits, nomads, nowhere people with no land of their own, the wretched of the Indian earth, out to claim their dignity; or to reclaim it” (Pandey 2012). The March of the Landless led to the signing of the Agra declaration between the marchers and the central government which included the demand for the “effective implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA)” (Jansatyagraha 2012).We recount this event from among many recent ones to emphasize the political and democratic support for rights-based legislation such as the FRA.

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Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 05:34
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/317

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