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Intangible culture of the Himalayas; is it instrumental in conserving environment?

Source: The Indian Express/30-Apr-2018
The Himalayas is one of the most biodiverse regions of the world and most communities living here revere nature. They have a repository of oral tales, legends and myths built around this intrinsic relationship which might be effective in protecting the environment. The Himalayas is one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Most communities living here revere nature and have a repository of oral tales, legends and myths built around this intrinsic relationship. Co-existing comes easy to them and is further strengthened by their age-old narratives, some of which are so old that even the locals don’t know the time of its origin.


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