How do you understand the buffer area of a forest?
Is it a no-man’s land between the forest and human settlement?
Or it is just another landscape but governed by a special set of rules?
Or it can be imagined as a space where the lifestyle of people in this zone, and their relationship with the forest take the form of a buffer?
This podcast explores the few ideas on buffer areas.
A law has its own life. A life before it is created and after.
Within that environmental laws are often privileged, to be living a rather adventurous life.
This story tracks one such life of Eco-sensitive Zones (ESZ) that first struggled for two decades for recognition as a common law, and today it fights for a good definition so that it can be effectively absorbed in the governance of buffer areas.
Tracks: Concept- Hope by Yiruma on piano | Story 2- Raag Ahir Bhairav on Flute by Dhiraj Kapadia
Recording and production support by IIHS Media Lab
These podcasts are part of the outreach for an ongoing project at the buffer zones of urban forests in India.
The language used is simple and narration is compact due to the form it is presented in, and hence the two stories may appear to be general, or jumping a few facts. Thank you for understanding that!