The website discusses major causes for the deforestation problem in India. In order to explore this issue 3 separate case studies were used, each in a different location in India.
The first case study was conducted on Anadaman Islands. The islands are covered in evergreen forests, which makes them a home to a large number of species and also have some of the finest mangroves and coral reefs found in the world. Consequently, intensive deforestation in this area creates problems in terms of preserving biodiversity.
Afterwards, the Uttara Kannada, which is the area that consists of 80 percent forested areas, was used as a second case study. It is considered an important source of wood in India. It is even known as “Forest District” as it has much more forested areas compared to the average 18 percent in all the India.
Finally, the last case study that is included in the article is Gadchiroli-Chandrapur district, which is located in the central part of India. The peculiarity of this region is large population of tribal communities, particularly the Gonds who have a prestigious history of strong kingdoms here. Traditionally, the people of the area had rights to procure commodities necessary for living from the surrounding area and forests (nistar rights) in order to meet their survival needs and ensure in return that the communities conserved the forests.