Advertisement Remove all ads

Discuss the role of women and communities in protection and conservation of forests - Biology

Discuss the role of women and communities in protection and conservation of forests.

Advertisement Remove all ads

Solution

Women and communities have played a major role in environmental conservation movements.

(i) Case study of the bishnoi community: TheBishnoi community in Rajasthan strictly believes in the concept of living peacefully with nature. In 1731, the king of Jodhpur ordered his ministers to arrange wood for the construction of his new palace. For this purpose, the minister and the workers went to bishnoi village. There, a Bishnoi woman called Amrita Devi along with her daughter and hundreds of other Bishnois showed the courage to step forward and stop them from cutting trees. They embraced the trees and lost their lives at the hands of soldiers of the king. This resistance by the people of the village forced the king to give up the idea of cutting trees.

(ii) Chipko movement: The Chipko movement was started in 1974 in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. In this movement, the women from the village stopped the contractors from cutting forest trees by embracing them.

Concept: Deforestation
  Is there an error in this question or solution?
Advertisement Remove all ads

APPEARS IN

NCERT Class 12 Biology Textbook
Chapter 16 Environmental Issues
Q 6 | Page 286
Advertisement Remove all ads

Video TutorialsVIEW ALL [1]

Advertisement Remove all ads
Share
Notifications

View all notifications


      Forgot password?
View in app×