Jamuna Tudu is an Indian environmental activist. She and five other women prevented illegal felling of trees near her village and this later expanded into an organization. Tudu formed “Van Suraksha Samiti’ along with five other women to prevent illegal felling of trees near her village and this later expanded. She was a winner in the 2017 Women Transforming India awards. She was awarded India’s fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2019. She was awarded the Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award 2014. She is called Lady Tarzan for taking on the Timber mafia in Jharkhand. In 2020 it announced that she and Chami Murmu were to join forces to protect Jharkhand’s forests. They were both called the Lady Tarzans in the press. Chami Murmu has 3,000 members in her organization and together they hope to find some synergy.
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