World Rainforest Movement

Indian organizations declared all the Tiger Reserves in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserves as illegal

Following a collaborative study conducted in the four Protected Areas: Nagarhole, Bandipur, Mudumalai and Wayanad, several social groups came together in Gudalur on December 21- 22, 2012. After discussing the state of the Protected Areas of the Nigiris Biosphere Reserve, repeated violation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 and the Wildlife Protection Act – Amendment of 2006, the continued dispossession of the communities from their traditional habitat and community resources, The Gudalur Declaration was adopted declaring all the Tiger Reserves in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserves as illegal.

Ref: AIFFM Secretariat < aiffmsecretariat@gmail.com > and Mamata Dash <mamata68@gmail.com>

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