Tribal woman from India addresses UN Forestry Meet after saving forests for 7 Years!

Ujiyaro Bai

 

Tribal woman from India addresses UN Forestry Meet after saving forests for 7 Years!

Ujiyaro Bai belongs to the Baiga tribe in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and started her fight to save forests seven years back. She first saw markings on some trees during her regular visit to the village for collecting leaves. Disturbed by the fact that the trees will be logged, she waited at the location and raised an alarm when some contractors started logging. She called in all the villagers and ever since then she has dedicated her life to preserve the natural forests around the Baiga Chakka belt.

Her work was recognised and she was invited to address the UN World Forestry Congress, South Africa in 2015. She has been the force behind leading a movement against tree logging in the Indian state.

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