Conservation and Development

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

How CRZ Violations Are Being Regularized Instead of Regulated Across India’s Shoreline

A combination of judicial and civic action is attempting to protect India's coasts from its own regulators.

Jal-Jangal-Jameen ke Geet: An Earful of Environmental Protest Music in India

What makes India's environmental protests songs so unique and remarkable that they are still in use decades after they were first sung?

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.

Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on Himal‌ayan Pastoralists: A‌ ‌Primer‌

State marginalisation of nomadic pastoralists is felt by two Himalayan communities—the Bakarwals of Jammu & Kashmir, & the Van Gujjars of Uttarakhand.

Can a People’s Biodiversity Register Contribute to Conservation?

PBRs are an opportunity to discuss and incorporate the traditional ecological knowledge of local communities and their socio-natural relationships.

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.

A Singaporean Ship Caught Fire in Sri Lankan Waters. Who Pays for the Environmental...

X-Press Pearl, a Singaporean ship, caught fire in Sri Lankan waters, polluting the surrounding marine environment. Who pays for the environmental damages?

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?

Creating Marine Scientists Out of Divers

Reeflog capitalises on India's growing diving industry and ocean conservation conscience to create citizen scientists out of divers.

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.