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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...

Is Goa Losing its Forests for Coal?

In 2011, ecologist Madhav Gadgil chaired the  Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) which submitted a report wherein all of the Western Ghats was...

From Predators to Prey: The Disappearance of Sharks From Indian Waters

Editor's note: This article contains imagery of animal meat being cut. Reader's discretion is advised. Sunlight glints off the large knife as it arcs through...

The Forest Rights Act (FRA) in Northeast India

Research & Scripted by Isha Malaviya Presented & Edited by Sumit Krishna  The 8 states that make up Northeast India are home to more than 200...

Hooked! Angling for Conservation

I was just a young boy when I caught my first fish. I felt excitement, anticipation and adrenaline all at once, as if I...

Mahatma Gandhi calls PM Modi: “Did you really mean Self-reliance?”

Mohandas Gandhi (MG): “Modiji, did I hear correctly? On 24th April you said that the biggest lesson of the COVID-19crisis is to move towards...

In Her Opinion: Dr. Sejal Worah on Restoring a Forest in...

In Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, a 100-acre forest has been home to some visitors. People yes, but also bears, the Himalayan Red Fox, and even leopards....

Wilderness Conservation and a Flawed Imagination of Nature

Many of us have been sharing videos and photographs of “nature coming back” in the wake of the COVID-19 induced lockdown of normal human...

Reimagining Conservation in the Global South

This is the second instalment of a two-part series released in collaboration with Dakshin Foundation on conservation in the Global South. Click here to...