The Talpipariya forest conservation started with a merchant community called Malgujari which was dependent on the forest for sustenance. Malgujari men deterred many outsiders, hunters and poachers from destroying the forest by patroling on horses with guns slung around their shoulders. Van Devi Puja (worship of Forest Goddess) is organized every year in the forest wherein the community prays for the protection of people from wild animals and dangerous species. The community continues to protect the forest on their own even today.The Talpipariya community has been awarded with Shahid Amrita Devi Vishnoi Award in 2001. This is a prestigious award given to the community in recognition of exemplary environment conservation and protection work.