Prone and stared down by an elephant menacing him, Vinayan thought he was dead already. He closed his eyes. In 2005, he was with Green Lovers in Wayanad, a local nature club working on creating awareness about nature and conducting biodiversity studies. As a part of the club’s activities, they were collecting information on the wild honey collection practices of the Cholanaikkan tribes in the Nilambur forests. Their team consisted of two forest watchers from the Cholanaikkan community,