Nature Conservation is an ancient tradition all over India and can be observed to this day in variety of ways. The non-violent philosophy of Jainism and Buddhism is well known. The lesser known is the Bishnoi community who practise their religion on ‘29 principles.’
Conserving wild animals (Antelope and Gazelle in particular) and green trees is their time tested tradition. Average one Bishnoi man or woman gives away life annually while opposing a poacher to save a wild animal. Mostly living in the Thar Desert, they invite you to their dwellings to see by yourself how strong has been their conservation-conviction. VIGT is working in association with Bishnois.