Conservation and Development

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

How Does India See Her Oceans?

Most of our “blue v/s economy” contests stem from the fact that climate change is making the ocean more unknown to us than before.

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.
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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...

The Making of Increasing Tiger Attacks in the Sundarbans: Common Forest Dependencies, No Compensation,...

In February 2022, West Bengal’s Forest Department entrusted the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to look into the causes behind the surge in human-tiger conflict in the Sundarbans. The answer lies in the interplay between forest livelihoods, the pandemic, weak social security recourse post-attack, and the history of conservation in these mangroves.

Trailing A Path of Non-Anthropogenic Jurisprudence Amidst the Climate Crisis

In the age of the Anthropocene, can the world’s rapid biodiversity losses be mitigated by shifting to a non-anthropogenic legal paradigm?
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How Colonial Era Policing Impacts Communities Today

Hosted by Vaishnavi Rathore Edited by Manasi Nene This April, the Parliament passed the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022. The Act authorises taking fingerprints, handprints, footprints,...

Can Uttarakhand’s Push for GI Tags Revive its Traditional Crops?

Why have some Indian GI-tagged crops found international popularity, while others face competitive prices and the threat of reducing biodiversity?

Can Isha’s ‘Cauvery Calling’ Campaign Actually Save the Cauvery?

Editor's Note: The Isha Foundation was requested to contribute to this conversation with specific details on the Cauvery Calling's funding and implementation strategy. They...

Coal Mining in India: Enter, the Private Sector

Featured photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash. Something big is going down in India's coal sector. The Central government, through The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 laid...