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Oct 16, 2016

Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees: Astonishing revelation of how trees live and die

From how vegetarian animals influence tree growth to more, in his new book, 'The Hidden Life of Trees'. Peter Wohlleben not only challenges some traditional precepts of forestry, he also upends a few ecological principles #Ecology #ecosystem #Environment #flora #FWeekend #Peter Wohlleben #Plants #The Hidden Life of Trees #Trees

Sep 22, 2016

Ken-Betwa link: First project in grand river interlinking scheme is lose-lose for people and wildlife

In August 2005, UP, MP, and the Union of India signed an agreement to prepare the Detailed Project Report of Ken-Betwa link. #CriticalPoint #Ken Betwa #Ken-Betwa project #National Green Tribunal #Panna #Thakkar #Tigers #Wildlife

Sep 8, 2016

Did crocodile hunters use babies as bait in India?

He claimed all a hunter had to do was announce his intention to go hunting for crocodiles and mothers flocked to him, offering their babies as bait. #African babies #African-American children #American hunters #baby bait #British Army #Ceylon #crocodile hunters #India #Sri Lanka

Aug 23, 2016

Turtles simply cannot clean the toxic sludge that is the River Ganga

If the Ganga river is a moving feast of corpses and plants, these creatures ought to thrive with no help from humans. #Chambal #CriticalPoint #ecosystem #Ganga #Kukkrail #Pollution #river pollution #The Ganges #Varanasi

Jul 1, 2016

Culling Nilgai: To manage wildlife conservation and human interests, research is key

Would culling in some areas instigate people in other areas to demand similar relief? We need more research in wildlife management and social scientists to assess people's attitudes. #Animals #Conservation #CriticalPoint #culling #Nilgai #Social science research #US #Wildlife

May 7, 2016

Man vs wild: In Himachal, a community sets up a reserve to boost wildlife

The organisation has thus far kept its finger on the pulse of this dynamic system, anticipating changes and swinging them in the best interests of people and wildlife. #Animals #ConnectTheDots #Environment #Flora and fauna #Himachal Pradesh #Nature #Snow leopards #Wildlife #Wildlife conservation

Mar 23, 2016

Poachers aren’t the only threat: Protected area size puts tigers in danger, encroachment ups risk

According to a study published in Biological Conservation, tigers disappear from these forests at a faster rate than any other habitat. In recent years, two such forests, Sariska in 2004 and Panna in 2009, lost their host of tigers. #Biological conservation #ConnectTheDots #Extinction #Ken-Betwa project #Panna #Sariska #Tigers #Wildlife #Wildlife conservation

Sep 16, 2012

Indian navy jeopardising pristine Nicobar island?

A small Nicobar island has been carefully protected by three family clans for years. Now the Indian Navy wants the island for target practice and the clans are aghast. Will the island's ecosystem survive the missiles? #Indian Navy #Nicobar Island #ThatsJustWrong #Tillanchong

Jul 1, 2012

When Hindutva replaces rational thought in our green movements

By using particular icons and tapping specific belief systems, many environmentalists and conservationists reaffirm the worldviews of the dominant caste and religion. Can we preach respect for nature while practicing hegemony over other people? #Hindutva #International Society for Krishna Consciousness #Sunderlal Bahuguna #Tehri dam #TheLongView #Vrindavan