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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
12 Jul 2018
Civil society conservation groups receive special recognition at Government of India-UNDP India Biodiversity Awards 2018
06 Mar 2018
With a forest cover of 171964 sq km, the north-eastern part of India harbours a significant portion of the country's floral and faunal bounty - nearly 13,500 plant, 430 mammal and 1277 bird species, many of which are endemic to the region.
03 Mar 2018
While forests begin to be seen as a tool for carbon sequestration, over 93% of GHG emissions in India continue to emanate from this same resource. This situation will remain unchanged if related policies and programmes are implemented at their current pace and commitment.
03 Mar 2018
Five key things you should know about District Mineral Foundations, the local institutions established in mineral producing states to share mining revenues with affected communities.