Photo: Tigers Pitted Against Tribes by Indian Forest Law



A forest tribal holds her baby in the Indian village of Krishnanagar, just outside Chandka Wildlife Sanctuary in the eastern state of Orissa, on October 26, 2007.

The 62 families living in this village were relocated from their traditional lands inside the forest after the region was dubbed a wildlife reserve.

Now a recently passed law that recognizes for the first time tribes' rights to live in the forests has conservationists concerned about the survival of rare animals, including the iconic Bengal tiger.

Photograph by Paroma Basu


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