IndiEnvironment: July 2017 Issue
Environment / From the Field / Wildlife Conservation

IndiEnvironment: July 2017 Issue

The second issue of IndiEnvironment discusses Haryana’s Mesquite trees (Prosopis Juliflora) which have been cut down by the thousands, on the pretext that they are invasive. Should Mesquite be cut down simply to make buildings? Also, a brief look at the problems with writing on human-wildlife conflict. Image and PDF below. Feedback most welcome!   … Continue reading

Ballerinas of Najafgarh
From the Field / Species

Ballerinas of Najafgarh

Flamingos have found an unlikely habitat in a squalid Delhi ‘drain’ If you ask a farmer in South West Delhi’s Najafgarh where the ‘Najafgarh jheel’ is, chances are he will quizzically ask, “Kaunsi jheel (Which lake)? Aap naale ki baat kar rahen hain (Are you talking about the drain)?” At first sight, the Najafgarh wetland looks forbidding. An impenetrable olive-green … Continue reading

Is the tiger a citizen?
From the Field

Is the tiger a citizen?

Are wild animals citizens of India? What responsibilities do people have towards animals? And what should we do now that a killer Highway is being expanded, widened and becoming more impossible for an animal to cross? National Highway 7 passes through Kanha-Pench tiger corridors and Kanha-Nagzira tiger corridors. Here the tiger, is forced to cross … Continue reading