Conservation and Development

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

The Bolsonaro-Modi Affair: Defining Development this Republic Day

Jair Bolsonaro, as you must have read, is India’s guest for the Republic Day parade, and the third Brazilian President to be invited. Given...

Forests of Flames: The Story of Wildfires

Researched and Written by Sourya Reddy The Thomas fire, currently raging in California, has burned more than 150,000 acres since it began a little more...
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The Bastion Dialogues: Kartikeya Sarabhai

Kartikeya Sarabhai (KS), Founder and Director of the Centre for Environmental Education (CEE), is one of the world’s leading environmental educators. A Padma Shri...

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.

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...
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Oil on Troubled Waters: The Environmental Impact of Proposed Oil Drilling in Alaska

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan, Gopika Kumaran and Sunalika Singh The Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been a political battleground between environmentalists and (politically backed)...

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...

Understanding Biology for Better Conservation and Management of Sharks and Rays

Editor's note: this article contains images of captured fish. Reader's discretion is advised. There’s a group of animals that have roamed the earth for millions...