High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sacred groves of India
are forest fragments of varying sizes, which are communally
protected, and which usually have a significant religious
connotation for the protecting community. Hunting and logging are
usually strictly prohibited within these patches. Other forms of
forest usage like honey collection and deadwood collection are
sometimes allowed on a sustainable basis. Sacred groves did not
enjoy protection via federal legislation in India. Some NGOs work
with local villagers to protect such groves. Traditionally, and in
some cases even today, members of the community take turns to
protect the grove. However, the introduction of the protected area
category community reserves under the Wildlife (Protection)
Amendment Act of 2002 has introduced legislation for providing
government protection to community held lands, which could include
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