Environmental Milestones


INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
1973
Women living in Himalayan villages in Northern India begin the Chipko movement to protect trees from commercial logging, which has begun to cause severe deforestation, soil erosion, and flooding in the region.

Source

"The Chipko Movement," in Ecology and the Politics of Survival--Conflicts Over Natural Resources in India, by Vandana Shiva (London: Sage Publications Ltd, 1991

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