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ANI: Uttaranchal tries to rope in tribals for forest conservation

[India News]: Jim Corbett National Park, Jan 12 : Uttaranchal is trying to woo eco-tourists to its remote but breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, and for this the state is trying to rope in thousands of tribals and villagers to make their attempt easy.

The tribals being roped in are inhabitants of the states’ forests, they are being trained to look after the conservation of the forests.

Through this attempt, the government is also trying to provide them with livelihood.

The tribals being very poor have been exploited for money time and again by the timber mafia, who are involved in devouring the state’s vast jungles, rich in teak trees. [more]