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Conservation and Development

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

When the North Funds the South for Conservation

With inputs from Dakshin Foundation When most people think of conservation, they think of Big International NGOs (BINGOs) like Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Conservation...

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...

Land of Trouble

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore Photographed by Sumit K. Yadav  We were riding in an auto at around 8.30 am. In a journey of about 20 minutes,...

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...

Is Goa Losing its Forests for Coal?

In 2011, ecologist Madhav Gadgil chaired the  Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) which submitted a report wherein all of the Western Ghats was...

In Her Opinion: Dr. Bhanumathi Kalluri on Mining in Adivasi Areas and Environmental Justice

There is no dearth of evidence to prove that large-scale developmental projects in India have impacted the lives of those living the closest to...
October 2017 Bangalore/ Bengaluru flooding

Flooded Bengaluru: Nature’s Wrath or Human Error?

Coauthored by Stuti Pachisia, Kartik Sundar and Chirag Chinnappa  “It only has to rain heavily for a short while for the city to get completely...

In Her Opinion: Dr. Sejal Worah on Restoring a Forest in Uttarakhand

In Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, a 100-acre forest has been home to some visitors. People yes, but also bears, the Himalayan Red Fox, and even leopards....

Shrinking Commons Amidst Delhi’s Unplanned Urbanisation

Ram Kumar Roja, 76 years of age, is standing on a ground, bordered by a few trees and a wall. This one acre piece...

When Goa’s Tourism Season Meets the Olive Ridley Nesting Season

“It was a fairly windy winter evening on Morjim Beach in North Goa. Our team of students and local volunteers donning Olive Ridley T-shirts...