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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

May 13, 2012

Climate Change: We need strong vision, more than negotiations

With its 20-year-old policy and its alliance with other developing economies lying in shambles, India needs a vision first, and then a negotiating strategy with which to face this brave new world. #climate change #ConnectTheDots #Jairam Ramesh #Kyoto Protocol

Apr 8, 2012

Posco verdict: Finally, environmental justice in India

Since June 2005, when the agreement between the Government of Orissa and POSCO, was signed, there have been behind-the-scenes manipulations, lax implementation of law, and suppression of information. #A Raja #ConnectTheDots #Jairam Ramesh #POSCO

Mar 18, 2012

Religion vs conservation: When will pilgrims stop polluting our forests?

No matter what category of protection these wild areas enjoy, they are at the mercy of invading mobs on religious red-letter days. #Bhimashankar Temple #HowThisWorks #Jayashree Ratnam #Sabarimala