Tag: Conservation

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

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

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.

Losing Ground: Why Are Protected Areas Still The Model Form of...

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...

Surfing Towards Conservation Education in Chennai

This is the first article of a three-part series on how surf schools on India's coasts are pivoting around sports education to bolster conservation...

When Goa’s Tourism Season Meets the Olive Ridley Nesting Season

“It was a fairly windy winter evening on Morjim Beach in North Goa. Our team of students and local volunteers donning Olive Ridley T-shirts...

Where Do Communities Go When Areas are ‘Protected’?

Narrated by Aarathi Ganesan Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal The number of national parks and reserves in India are increasing. Between 1987 and 2020, the numbers of...

The Ecological History of Delhi’s Ridge with Thomas Crowley: Part 2

Interviewed by Aarathi Ganesan; Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal. New Delhi's Ridge has born the brunt of mining, construction, and human encroachments for years. The result:...

Reviving the Thar Desert’s Camel Culture

Sumer Singh Bhati’s Whatsapp status is a photograph of a notice published in Rajasthan’s local newspaper. It informs that 12 kilometres of transmission lines...

Conserving Predators: Community-led Initiatives in Ladakh to Protect the Himalayan Wolf

It was the late 1980s. Karma Sonam was riding horseback with his father in Ladakh’s Gya. They were to collect manure from the Dogpas,...

Valuing a Hidden Octopus Fishery in Lakshadweep

“Kadikidamaale balichittum,  Kirikidamaaya kachayum ketti, Appal irrikum kalline noki chirichu thudangi, Ayal, bismiyum cholli irangiya neeram Appalu kuthi.”   “Ready with a strong grip, In the shallow waters, wearing a...