The Indian Fox is a widespread animal of arid and semi-arid areas, especially partial to grasslands. It is mostly crepuscular and nocturnal in habit and rarely wanders around during the day.

It was reported in November 2007, that the Ministry of Coal allotted M/s Adani Power Ltd. a block for open cast coal mining in Lohara, Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The block is six kilometres from Chandrapur city and measures 1,750 ha. This vast area is a combination of 1,598.71 ha of Reserve Forest, 86.66 ha of government owned land and 64.63 ha of private land.

Silent Valley is home to many rare species like the Lion-tailed Macaque and Ceylon Frogmouth. Being untouched by man, it also contained many unaltered gene pools kep intact since time immemorial. The Government of Kerala, in a moment of recklessness, decided to destroy these pristine forests by building a hydro-electric project to generate a fefw megawatts of power.

The North-east is slated to be India's 'future power house' with approximately 170 large hydroelectric projects to generate around 70,000 MW planned in the region. The large dams juggernaut promises to be the biggest 'development' intervention in this ecologically and geologically fragile, seismically active and culturally sensitive landscape in the days to come.

'Musharaf permits Gulf Royals to shoot 6,000 Great Indian Bustards" stated the Jan Marg frame in the Chandigarh Tribune of November 29, 2007. It took a while for the enormity of this disturbing report to sink in. And the, a whole range of issues connected with bustards and falconary

This article presents an interesting case study on how projects, even science based projects are being conceived without any regard to ecology.

In the year 2000, the author a wildlife researcher chose the Palni Hills and had set out to do a survey of mammals along the eastern part of Western Ghats that covers an area of over 2,000 sq. km. The author planned to gather reports of mammals at different elevations and habitats across the Palnis and proceed to intensively survey the areas.