Lecture Material

Week 2

Links for Lecture on Indian Forests  and Forest Conflicts (Oct. 6, '08)

Forest Ecology overview:

General list and description of types of forests in India see: http://www.edugreen.teri.res.in/explore/forestry/types.htm#Dry%20tropical%20forests

Maps of India's ecological zones and wildlife area: http://www.wii.gov.in/envis/gisdatabase.html

Links for Forest Rights debate:

Forest Peoples Movement and experience:

Summary of the Forest Rights Act

Argument that bill will be bad for the environment (Vanashakti's anti-Forest Rights Bill campaign): http://www.vanashakti.in/about_the_site.htm

Arguments that the bill will not do enough to protect forest dwellers' rights or the environoment:

Possitive assessment of Bill's impact so far http://www.indiatogether.org/2008/aug/gov-forestact.htm

Related legislative debates in India:

NOTE: Remember to look at the LINKS section of this Program webpage for additional resources on India's history and geography.


Week 1
Links for lecture on NW Geology (Oct. 3, '08)

Joe's Powerpoint (partially assembled by Paul Butler)






geology.ppt11.55 MB