Conservation and Development

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

Budget Cuts for Five of India’s Environment Institutes Puts Research and Education in Jeopardy

How does financial and administrative disengagement impact wildlife and conservation education and research at India's top institutes?

The Different Hues of Green Painting the 2022 State Legislative Assembly Elections

How have contesting parties waging the 2022 state assembly elections in Punjab, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Manipur been talking ‘green’?

A Conservation of Convenience: State Apathy Towards Van Gujjars and Forest Rights in Uttarakhand’s...

What are the impacts of colonial conservation models on the Van Gujjars, a Muslim pastoral community historically living across Rajaji Tiger Reserve?

A Conservation of Convenience: The Tussle Between the Developmental State and Wildlife at Uttarakhand’s...

The Rajaji Tiger Reserve has emerged as a battleground between the State’s developmental aspirations and the conservation of a critical ecological habitat.

First Lions and Now Cheetahs: Kuno-Palpur National Park’s Communities Prepare to Relocate For Conservation

Non-implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 weighs heavily on Kuno-Palpur, leaving Adivasis with few options other than relocating for conservation.

Caught in the Tangles of Court Orders and ‘Development’, the Yamuna Remains As Polluted...

As ‘encroachers’ are evicted to ‘beautify’ the riverbank under different development initiatives, ultimately, the Yamuna remains as polluted as ever.

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?

In the Dam Safety Bill 2019, the Devil Lies in the Details

To what extent does the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 prevent damages to dams that can turn into disasters?

Caged and Cramped Animals, Pandemic-Hit Revenues: Why Does India Still Have Zoos?

When animals’ lives are compromised in poorly monitored zoos, why does India continue to operate them?
Forest Conservation Act

What is the future of India’s forests? Explaining the proposed Forest Conservation Act...

Decoding the new recommendations to the Forest Conservation Act (FCA), 1980, and its impact on our forests and forest-dependent communities.