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A mutual lack of trust and understanding between forest officials and wildlife scientists may be responsible for the mismanagement of India s protected areas

M K Ranjitsinh , former director of the Tiger Conservation Programme of the World Wide Fund for Nature India , was an important player in the formulation of the Wildlife Protection Act. He spoke to Down

What happens if conservation is based on half baked knowledge? Ask a person rendered homeless by wildlife managers

No conservation strategy will succeed in India unless the biomass requirements of the local communities are harmoniously integra

A ban on grazing follows a decision to allow harvesting of grass in Keoladeo

Foresters need to throw away their blinkers. Scientists need to prioritise areas of research

There are no political boundaries for animals, but officials concerned fail to see the point

If the media wants to save Cogentrix, then it should take those in government to task for this state of affairs. Not India s democracy

T R Balu has to become more important for the environment than judges of the Supreme Court

THE Union government is reformulating environmental clearance procedures in order to speed up green clearances for projects. Officials in the environment ministry have completed almost 90 per cent of the work. The new procedure is expected to be ready within a month.

the book explains how farming, in its modern avatar, has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming a major polluter from its benign position of an activity in harmony with nature. The book

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