The three instances are shown below:
i. The Chipko Movement - It was a non-violent movement for the conservation of trees and forests. The villagers started the “hug a tree” campaign to protect them from getting cut down by the contractors.
ii. Khejrali Village - In this village, 363 villagers had sacrificed their lives in 1731 AD while protecting green khejrali trees which were considered as sacred by the community. It was a forebear of the Chipko Movement.
iii. The sal forests of Arabari (in West Bengal) : A Forest Officer, AK Banerjee, involved the villagers for the protection of 1,272 badly degraded sal forests.
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