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

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

The Reluctant Cat
Indie Stories / Wildlife Conservation

The Reluctant Cat

Here, I recount the story of four irreverent tigers from Ranthambhore, brought to Sariska, and the expectations of the state machinery for resultant tourism and tales. The big cats though, were reluctant, imperious, and just, well, tigers. This piece first appeared in the Indian Express. NEHA SINHA A cracked road, winding through lush forest, bracketed by zealous home … Continue reading