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Entire village in India relocates so Nature can move in

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Up until recently, the village of Ramdegi was a bustling farming community in central India's Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. Today, the village's human population stands at exactly zero, though its streets and fields are now teeming with a different kind of life.As part of an ongoing effort to reduce human conflict with wildlife, the Indian government has been encouraging communities living in and around nature reserves to relocate for the sake of peaceful coexistence -- and last month, everyone in Ramdegi did just that. Around 200 families agreed to accept incentive packages to move beyond the reserve's borders, freeing the land to be reclaimed by the surrounding biodiversity.

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