Tag: protected areas

The Making of Increasing Tiger Attacks in the Sundarbans: Common Forest...

In February 2022, West Bengal’s Forest Department entrusted the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to look into the causes behind the surge in human-tiger conflict in the Sundarbans. The answer lies in the interplay between forest livelihoods, the pandemic, weak social security recourse post-attack, and the history of conservation in these mangroves.

First Lions and Now Cheetahs: Kuno-Palpur National Park’s Communities Prepare to...

Non-implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 weighs heavily on Kuno-Palpur, leaving Adivasis with few options other than relocating for conservation.

The Hidden Politics of Forest Fire Management in Uttarakhand: The Van...

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

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...

Displaced by a National Park in 1999, the Mising Community Continue...

“And this time, come what may, we have decided not to end the protest until we have been completely rehabilitated to a safe, liveable,...

Looking Beyond the Obvious: The Need to Conserve Genetic Diversity in...

The world’s oceans and seas are home to about 5,00,000–10 million marine species, with up to 2000 new species described every year. However, many...

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...