Periyar Nature Preserve

Periyar Nature Preserve

Video. Program turns poachers into park guides.

Grades

3 - 12+

Subjects

Arts and Music, Biology, Earth Science, Ecology

Follow Wild Chronicles to Periyar Nature Preserve, where the Indian government has found an innovative solution to a national problem.

Rather than prosecuting the poachers who once illegally stripped bark from sandalwood trees, the forestry department is hiring these men as park guides. In addition to providing them a better quality of life, these men now have a personal stake in protecting the preserve that they once exploited.

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Writer
National Geographic Society
Editor
Jeannie Evers, Emdash Editing, Emdash Editing
Producer
National Geographic Society
other
Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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