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Tree Hugger

May 5, 20151563Views

41 years ago on this date, Gaura Devi led a group of 27 women in the Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled by loggers. Their protest lasted four days and eventually succeeded when contractors gave up. It was the birth of the Chipko movement in India.

Past Meets Present in the Photographs of Hendrik Kerstens