Articles

Carbon finance is a way to conserve India's tigers and their habitat

28 Jul 2020

Ahead of International Tiger Day on 29th July, our ecologist Yatish Lele highlights TERI's efforts to measure the value of ecosystem services in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh, reducing human-wildlife conflict in protected areas of India, and public awareness towards wildlife conservation.

Biodiversity, Pandemics, and the Web of Life

29 Jun 2020

India can restore biodiversity in urban and rural areas by creating green corridors in cities and rejuvenating water bodies in rural areas.

India's forests and biodiversity can rescue migrants returning home in distress

03 Jun 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as millions of migrants head home, without any promise of livelihood, India's forestry and biodiversity resources can offer a ray of hope. There are solutions and mechanisms in place, but they need to be implemented with conviction. Dr. JV Sharma, Director, Land Resources Division, TERI, explains.

Bringing Back Tigers to Mukundara

06 Jan 2020 | Dr AJT Johnsingh

The big cat is India's pride but its dwindling population is a serious concern today. In this piece, the author writes about his observations on the behavioural ecology of tigers in the Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) — Rajasthan's recently established tiger reserve and gives suggestions for the successful management of the reserve.

The role of business in restoring India's degraded land

20 Sep 2019

Degraded land is an underperforming asset and poses significant risks to a wide spectrum of industries. There are, however, opportunities and benefits for businesses by adopting sustainable land management (SLM) in their value chains.

Special drive for tree plantations in Uttar Pradesh faces several challenges

20 Mar 2019

In order to provide state level support to India's commitment to achieve additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030 (two thirds potential of this target is with agroforestry), the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has taken the initiative to plant 22 crore saplings in July 2019.

An unexpected raid: A tale of communities and conservation from Nagaland

18 Dec 2018

"Rules are rules; we shall definitely fine the offenders. The village council has set the rules and we all need to obey the same.

The Call Of The Chengu

05 Oct 2018

Hunting is a deep-rooted cultural practice in Nagaland, but several communities are working to put an end to hunting and unsustainable fishing

A Goa village that strives to protect the fast-vanishing 'Khazans'

03 Oct 2018

Paddy fields in khazans

Khazan ecosystems are reclaimed wetlands and mangrove areas, where tidal influence is regulated by the construction of embankments and sluice gates. 'Khazans' in Goa have always been nature's defence to its own excesses such as high tides, storms or floods. They are predominantly rice and fish fields.

Nagaland uninterrupted

12 Jul 2018

Civil society conservation groups receive special recognition at Government of India-UNDP India Biodiversity Awards 2018