Conservation and Development

Analyzing the ever-growing battle between environmental conservation and development goals.

At the Heart of Mizoram-Assam Border Clashes, a Reserved Forest

The Inner Line Reserve Forest, the events that led to the forest's demarcation, and the colonial history of resource extraction in Northeast India lie at the heart of border clashes between Mizoram and Assam.

Ecosystems As Public Health Services In India

Access to ecosystem services is important for communities that lack access to quality healthcare, because they serve as basic and free healthcare systems.

Why Gujarat’s Women Are Yet to Accrue the Wealth of the Forest Land They...

The earnings from the land Dangi women own do not reach them: these benefits are monopolised by the men in their families.

How Displacement by Dams Changed the Lives of Gujarat’s Women

One factor binds all the families displaced by dam building in Gujarat: the women experienced the resettlement differently from men.

How CRZ Violations Are Being Regularized Instead of Regulated Across India’s Shoreline

A combination of judicial and civic action is attempting to protect India's coasts from its own regulators.

Jal-Jangal-Jameen ke Geet: An Earful of Environmental Protest Music in India

What makes India's environmental protests songs so unique and remarkable that they are still in use decades after they were first sung?

Moving When the World is Still: The Seasonal Migration of Van Gujjars Amidst a...

Lockdowns and COVID-19 policies within the Protected Areas that Van Gujjars inhabit during the summer have diminished their autonomy over their livelihood.

Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on Himal‌ayan Pastoralists: A‌ ‌Primer‌

State marginalisation of nomadic pastoralists is felt by two Himalayan communities—the Bakarwals of Jammu & Kashmir, & the Van Gujjars of Uttarakhand.

Can a People’s Biodiversity Register Contribute to Conservation?

PBRs are an opportunity to discuss and incorporate the traditional ecological knowledge of local communities and their socio-natural relationships.

Delhi’s Master Plan Ignores the City’s Fishers, But This is Not a First

While Delhi's Master Plan 2041 proposes green belts and parks along the Yamuna, it excludes those dependent on its resources: like Delhi’s 2,500 fishers.