Arts & CultureAsiaEducationalEnvironment and Climate ChangeFarmingFeaturesGlobal IssuesHistoricalHumanityHuntingLeadershipMore Than Just BreadNaturePhotographySocietyWildlife ConservationWorld
The Indian tribe that gave up hunting to save forests
A tribe in the north-eastern Indian state of Nagaland gave up their ancient tradition of hunting to protect wildlife. Photographer Sayan Hazra chronicles life in the village years after it banished the practice.
At one time, 76-year-old Chaiyievi Zhiinyii was a skilled hunter. But he stopped hunting in 2001.
The Khonoma tribe gave up what was an important source of livelihood some 20 years ago in order to create a more stable ecosystem for future generations.
For centuries, many in the remote, hilly village spent the majority of their time hunting. They killed animals…