A commonly stated goal of community-based forest management is to improve the livelihoods and well-being of forest-dependent people. But whether CFM really achieves this is unclear.
Bioversity International’s aim is to create seed banks across the world and encourage farmers to grow crops suited for their region.
In Arunachal Pradesh, tribal communities have elaborate taboos that govern their interaction with nature and thus manage conservation.
A 29-year-old researcher Parveen Farzana Absar discovered a new species of cave-dwelling crabs in one of Meghalaya’s many natural caves.
Researchers and farmer groups have lauded the KCR government’s proposals, but grass-roots level workers have questioned their sustainability, calling for a more holistic and eco-friendly approach instead.
Urumin has been found to be effective against influenza strains that have developed resistance to commonly used drugs.
The migratory birds that each year flock to the Uchhali, Khabikki and Jahlar lakes in Pakistan for their winter sojourn are facing several anthropogenic challenges.
With widespread disapproval against diverting the Yettinahole from the public, scientists, environmentalists and local political representatives, why are policymakers pushing ahead?
Although small dams are considered sources of ‘clean energy’, studies show that the environment suffers as much damage from these dams as it does from larger ones.
Monika Panchani is involved in the study of influence of local deities in the protection of the Great Himalayan National Park.
While several civic bodies are responsible, wetlands have been largely ignored despite their ecological importance.
Levelling land to construct for the World Culture Festival has caused possibly irreversible damage to the vegetation, organisms, water bodies and floodwater retention capacity of the Yamuna floodplain.
Sahapedia recently held a sale of donated vintage handloom and silk saris to help foster a community of those who are interested in India’s long and diverse tradition of textiles.
Riding hard on its promise of a better India, the BJP government has consistently spoken on creating ‘ease of doing business’. And the way to do this, the government seems to think, is by dissolving clearance regimes.
Hybrids can damage local plants by serving as bridges to exchange genes between native and non-native species. This can lead to a genetic “melting pot” where the identity of the native species is blurred beyond recognition.