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


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Communities have played an important role in protecting the trees and in conserving the forests.

(i) Bishnoi community women and many others had sacrificed their lives in an effort to save the trees.

(ii) Gaura Devi of village Gopeshwar in Chamoli district had led a movement where in village people hugged the trees to save them from being cut many other people in different village under the leadership of Chandi prasad and sunder lal Bahuguna participated in similar protests known as 'Chipko' movernent.

Later such movements spread to south of india as well.

Now, village and tribal communities are being involved in development and protection of damaged forest area to resurrect them and share profits with the government, such acitvities are conducted under the joint forest management schemes.


Biology
NCERT Textbook
Standard XII

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