Conservation and Development

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

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.

The Hits and Misses of the Pusa Capsule, the Delhi Government’s Solution to Stubble...

As the Delhi Government pushes the Pusa decomposer as a successful alternative to stubble burning, New Delhi's farmers highlight its hits and misses.

The Making of Disaster Vulnerabilities in the Himalayas

Without focusing on migration and the loss of local knowledge and land systems in the Himalayas, the conversation on disaster management here is incomplete.

The Impacts of Unsustainable Iron Ore Mining on Redi, The Last Village on Maharashtra’s...

While mining has brought with it economic prosperity, it has negatively impacted the health of Redi’s residents, and the ecology of this biodiverse region.

Behind the “Green” Rationale of Evictions

84,000 Indians were forced out of their homes for “ostensible environmental” reasons in 2020, but there may be more at play here than conservation measures.
Sangharsh Ke Sangeet: Songs of the Narmada Bachao Andolan

Sangharsh ke Sangeet: Songs of the Narmada Bachao Andolan

Edited by Manasi Nene Historically, music has been an important tool in social movements and protests. Especially in environmental movements, music has been used to...

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.

Ecosystems As Public Health Services In India

Access to ecosystem services is important for communities that lack access to quality healthcare, because they serve as basic and free healthcare systems.

Why Gujarat’s Women Are Yet to Accrue the Wealth of the Forest Land They...

The earnings from the land Dangi women own do not reach them: these benefits are monopolised by the men in their families.