Conservation and Development

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

Mega ‘Eco’tourism Project Questions Wetland Ownership and Livelihoods in Manipur’s Loktak Lake

While locals see merit in tourism as an alternative livelihood, they are asking for the adoption of a community-owned eco-tourism model, instead of the top-down, large-scale tourism model being proposed.

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,...

Divers’ Memories of Trochus Fishing in the Andaman Islands

This is the second instalment of a two-part series on trochus fishery and conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Click here to read...
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Losing Ground: Why Are Protected Areas Still The Model Form of Conservation?

Hosted by Aarathi Ganesan  Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal As our series on Losing Ground has noted, the Protected Areas (PA) model of conservation is fraught by...

A Port Expansion is the Latest Threat to the Ennore-Pulicat Wetlands

No Chennai resident can possibly forget the floods of 2015. The horrors of this natural disaster that impacted more than 30 lakh families, and...

Trochus Trade in the Andaman Islands: How Top Shells from the Bottom of the...

This is the first instalment of a two-part series on trochus fishery and conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Click here to read...

Natural Springs, A Neglected Resource in India’s Water Management System

Natural springs have been a major water source and a vital part of the hydrological cycle for millennia. The very existence of springs has...

The Scattered Implementation of Forest Rights Among the Siddis of Karnataka

The Siddis, recognised as a Scheduled Tribe, occupy a special place in the history of India—they are one of the few historical African diasporic...

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...

Displaced by a National Park in 1999, the Mising Community Continue Their Fight for...

“And this time, come what may, we have decided not to end the protest until we have been completely rehabilitated to a safe, liveable,...