Forests occupy much of India’s interior and are home to millions of families. Photo: Nasa

Law of the jungle: millions of indigenous Indians face eviction from ancestral homelands in name of wildlife conservation

  • In 2006, India passed a law designed to protect the rights of forest tribes who have lived among the trees for generations
  • But a Supreme Court decision in February, spurred on by conservationists, could see many evicted unless they prove their claims to the land
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Forests occupy much of India’s interior and are home to millions of families. Photo: Nasa
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