According to the Guardian, nearly 8 million indigenous people in India are at danger of being evicted from forests that their ancestors have lived in for many years, under the false guise of conservation.
Several Indian wildlife and conservation organizations, such as Wildlife First, the Wildlife Trust of India, and the Tiger Research and Conservation Trust have accused the tribal people of ruining the forests’ biodiversity and "have petitioned the court to clear them from the land. Yet the 2006 Forest Rights Act gave Adivasi rights to live on and protect the land that they had been cultivating within forest boundaries."
Human rights defenders in India and international groups are fighting the order.
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