Conservation and Development

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

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.

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.

Fifth Amendment to Fly Ash Notification Does Little To Address the Ecological Dangers of...

Recent amendments to the 1999 fly ash notification by the MoEFCC do not sufficiently address the ecological consequences of thermal energy.
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How Can Citizens Use Courts to Save Mollem?

The judicial system is an effective outlet for the citizens of Goa to use, as they up the ante in their fight to save Mollem. How can the courts be used in their battle?

The Hidden Politics of Forest Fire Management in Uttarakhand: The Van Gujjar Experience

Colonial forestry in Uttarakhand excludes forest dwellers like the Van Gujjars from forest management, making them doubly vulnerable to raging forest fires.

Environment, the Unsuspecting Victim of Cross-Border Conflicts

Trans-national conservation can protect flora and fauna in the strategically sensitive landscapes India shares with Pakistan and China.

Construction Mud Puts Settlements on the Edge of Eviction in Yamuna Khadar

New Delhi's Central Vista Redevelopment Project puts Yamuna Khadar's settlements on the edge of eviction.

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...