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

Wet/Land
Environment

Wet/Land

Land or wetland?

A waste of land?

A look at our curious bipolarity towards wetlands, which teem with life but are valued more as land than waterbody.

This piece appeared in February this year, since then the National Green Tribunal has called for the re-establishment of the National Wetland Regulation Authority. Continue reading

Great Beasts III: how WE are driving Human-Wildlife conflict
Environment / Wildlife Conservation

Great Beasts III: how WE are driving Human-Wildlife conflict

What causes a gentle elephant to die on a railway track or go on a ‘rampage’? What stops the tiger from crossing the road?

Little-understood environmental clearances (roads, railways, highways), pigheadedness (making expensive walls elephants can break to keep them in) and an exclusively human-centric approach is increasing human-wildlife conflict throughout India. Continue reading

Vulture deaths: why poisoning should be considered poaching
Environment / Indie Stories

Vulture deaths: why poisoning should be considered poaching

NEHA SINHA Earlier this month, I posted about the death of 55 vultures because of one poisoned carcass in Sivsagar, Assam in North-eastern India. Following the incident, a team from BNHS visited the site, holding awareness camps for the people in the area. The bottomline: poisoning carcasses leads to accidental deaths of species, often not … Continue reading