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Chipko Environmental Movement Media (India)

  • By: Arvind Singhal & Sarah Lubjuhn
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media
  • Edited by: John D.H. Downing
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Social & Cultural Anthropology

The Chipko (hugging) environmental conservation movement came to public attention in 1973 when a group of women in Mandal village, located in the mountainous Himalayan State of Uttarkhand, “hugged” trees in order to prevent them from being felled. In the next ...

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