Conservation and Development

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

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The Ecological History of Delhi’s Ridge with Thomas Crowley: Part 2

Interviewed by Aarathi Ganesan; Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal. New Delhi's Ridge has born the brunt of mining, construction, and human encroachments for years. The result:...
#Dialogues: Implementing FRA in Northeast Indiavideo

#Dialogues: Implementing FRA in Northeast India with Amba Jamir & Ayesha Khosla

Edited by Malavika VN What factors have stymied the effectiveness of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in Northeast India? What misconceptions prevent the FRA from...

Dissent and Solidarities: Analysing Free Speech for Environmental Activists

This is not the first time that this government has tried to muzzle free speech under the guise of applying "reasonable restrictions". What's more,...

Environment, the Unsuspecting Victim of Cross-Border Conflicts

Trans-national conservation can protect flora and fauna in the strategically sensitive landscapes India shares with Pakistan and China.

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.

Lakshadweep In Turmoil: What Lies Ahead for Its Fishers and Fishing Sector?

How do new regulations in Lakshadweep affect its 'development' and the fortunes of the mainstay of its economy: fishers and fishing industries?

Mangroves, The Neglected Primary Responders For Tropical Storms

With more cyclones brewing over the Arabian Sea, states on India's west coast should revisit the role of mangroves in cyclone mitigation measures.

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.

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.
Save Mollem Anamika Gode Interviewvideo

How Can Citizens Use Courts to Save Mollem?

The judicial system is an effective outlet for the citizens of Goa to use, as they up the ante in their fight to save Mollem. How can the courts be used in their battle?