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Why and How Can We Amplify Traditional Knowledge? With Archana Soreng

Using traditional knowledge is a must if we are to make serious efforts at environmental conservation; indigenous citizens and communities often have insight and...
What Role Do Adivasi Youth & Women Play in Conservation? With Archana Sorengvideo

What Role Do Adivasi Youth & Women Play in Conservation? With Archana Soreng

Edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav The climate crisis, as we have known for a while now, affects us all. However, some groups and individuals are...

Building Climate Change Resilient Infrastructure For An Uncertain Tomorrow

₹6,048 crores—this is the cost of the total damage caused by cyclone Nisarga when it hit Maharashtra this June. This huge loss isn’t a...

Re-imagining the Fisheries Development Paradigm: Perspectives from Lakshadweep

In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government's plans to usher in the ‘Blue Revolution’—or, the ‘Neel Kranti Vision’—to leapfrog fisheries’ production by...

Can Palm Oil Have a Sustainable Supply Chain?

This morning, I ate toast for breakfast. Then, doing my share of household chores, I ran the washing machine. A quick shower later, I...

Conserving Predators: Community-led Initiatives in Ladakh to Protect the Himalayan Wolf

It was the late 1980s. Karma Sonam was riding horseback with his father in Ladakh’s Gya. They were to collect manure from the Dogpas,...

Valuing a Hidden Octopus Fishery in Lakshadweep

“Kadikidamaale balichittum,  Kirikidamaaya kachayum ketti, Appal irrikum kalline noki chirichu thudangi, Ayal, bismiyum cholli irangiya neeram Appalu kuthi.”   “Ready with a strong grip, In the shallow waters, wearing a...

Demolishing Nurseries to Plant Trees on the Banks of the Yamuna

Every year during the monsoons my social media blows up with reports of the Yamuna floodplains brimming with water, closely followed by stories on...

Shifting Sands: The Story of Adapting to Rising Sea levels in Odisha

I. Rising Sea Levels Escalate Adaptation Concerns for the East Coast of India Coastal areas are among the ecosystems most critically affected by climate change....

How ‘Development’ in Jharkhand Contributed to a Water Crisis

As the Prime Minister declared a 21-day nationwide lockdown on the eve of 24th March, following WHO’s guidelines, the Ministry of Health and Family...