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Write a short note on "Hug the Trees" movement.

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Hug the tree was a movement aimed to protect the trees and forests from being destroyed.


This movement is also called as Chipko Andolan and started by Sunder Lal Bahuguna.


It was started in the 1970's to inspire eco-groups by helping to slow down the rapid deforestation, expose vested interests, increase ecological awareness, and demonstrate the viability of people power.


The villagers used to hug the trees and protect them from the contractors from cutting them.


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