Jhum

Jhum

Since the earliest phase of human existence, man has always been integrally associated with nature, and thereby with land and forests. Shifting cultivation, commonly known as ‘jhum’ is one of the most ancient systems of farming believed to have originated in the Neolithic period around 7000 BC. The system is regarded as the first step […]

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Protecting the World’s Forests

Conservation is inbuilt in the lifestyles and beliefs of most indigenous peoples. In advanced civilizations, conservation began when rulers of countries set aside land for hunting or other royal recreation. However, structured conservation initiative is a fairly recent phenomenon. In fact, conservation with a view to protect a forest area only began in 1872 when […]

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