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Conservation of bio-diversities and tradition in Sacred Groves: A study in the tribal Villages in West Bengal India
Sacred groves are the patches of the forests or tees, which are the abodes of the trees and spirits and reflect the regious affiliations as the deities are either worshipped or venerated. The ethnic identity is also viewed. As an Institution it also interprets preservation and conservation of plants, herbs, climbers, existing in the place. here are good number of medicinal plants is available in the sacred groves, which depict the ethno-medicinal traditions. The present sacred groves or trees though small in size, in essence presents the traditional way in situ conservation of plants and forests. This also provides social space,wherein tribals renew cultural identities and find social solidarity. Attempts has been made in this paper studying sacred grives in the tribal villages of West Bengal of India with the illustrations of festivals,festivities and rituals showung conservation of bio-diversities and tradition & cultural heritage.