Tree Occupation in India

Photo | January 1, 2013

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh lived in a tree-house tree called ‘Junglistan Nivas’ for one month in September on the fringes of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur. Junglistan Nivas was a small room built on an existing machan. It took a Greenpeace team a month to build the tree house, and it was erected without damaging the tree in anyway. With this activity Singh and Greenpeace called for the protection of the Central Indian forests from coal mining and asked the government to stop all new coal mining allocations and forest clearances. A banner on the tree house reads "Save Junglistan - Forests not coal".