Azim Premji College Forests of Life – Name for Internship Proposal 2023
Forests of Life, a celebration of our forests is the second pageant beneath the Nature Consciousness sequence, organised by Azim Premji College.
The pageant goals to inform the story of forests by means of photos, installations, interplay with consultants, folklore round forests, and so forth., as seen by means of the eyes of people from completely different components of India.
It is a name to encourage younger college students to current their forest narratives as picture essays, utilizing cell and/or skilled cameras. This can assist us take a step again and dwell the tales of affinity, threats, cultural affiliations, biodiversity, conflicts and above all, hope for our forests.
Internship Length: 3 month internship will see choose interns not solely documenting tales however may even hopefully inculcate a life lengthy love for forests. As with Rivers of Life, our interns are inspired to function custodians of their forests.
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Forests serve a number of roles however elevated stress on ecosystems are resulting in degrading well being of our fragile forests, amidst widespread stress upon the final remaining wildlands of India. The story of our forests is nonetheless greater than its anthropogenic advantages. When within the Western Ghats, within the midst of by no means ending sholas and floating grasslands, or within the highlands of Central India the place large Sal timber tower above all, or within the Himalayas the place the deodar is beloved because the ‘Tree of the Gods’, forests proceed to be the givers of life, a reminder of the crucial position that earth system processes play in ameliorating the world we dwell in.
From sacred forests inside historical groves, to wooded groves inside industrial complexes, authorities institutes and universities, in defence land and temple premises, and forests, parks and heritage timber in cities – forest patches in all of the above places have a thread in widespread. Forests are distinct and mutually unbiased lands which might be repositories of distinctive biodiversity, and infrequently a signature remnant of historical landscapes that when thrived in India. Indigenous teams not solely depend on forests for sustenance however are additionally deeply ingrained with the forest by means of distinctive cultural conservation practices. From small to massive, islands of forest biodiversity additionally face continuous risk. Nonetheless, numerous efforts to guard, regenerate and restore these landscapes spell out hope for the way forward for forests within the coming many years.
We search to deliver out conservation tales of our fragile forested lands, from distant corners and massive cities, by means of the tales of devoted professionals and of intrepid interns as you seek for tales.
Final date to submit your entries: thirty first Jan 2023
Please contact us at [email protected] for any clarifications.
Forests of Life Crew, Azim Premji College