|The Original TreeHuggers (w /PIC)|
|Posted by: Digg on Oct 1st, 2007 12:05 AM|
|The Chipko movement (literally "to hug" in Hindi) was a group of peasants in the Uttarakhand region of India who acted to prevent the felling of trees and reclaim their traditional forest rights that were threatened by the contractor system of the state Forest Department. One of Chipko's most salient features was the mass participation of women.
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