Better late than never. Germany has initiated the Agenda 21 process across the country. Already nine per cent of all municipalities have plans chalked out for a sustainable future. The process is bringing about a change, worthy of note, but hard issues li

people living in the Sagar taluk of Shimoga district in Karnataka have severely opposed a government move to construct a dam to irrigate nearly 405 hectares of khariff paddy land in the

As megacities across the world boom, simple pleasures of life like fresh air and clean water have been lost. Initially, governments tried to check the damage without public interference. They failed. Today, the people are exercising their clout to

"THE first most important thing in life is people. The second most important thing is people and the third most important thing is also people," - this aptly sums up the focus of this

Misguided conservation efforts are leading to depletion of biodiversity and exploitation of poor people

After the ban on grazing, the Valley of Flowers has turned into a jungle of weeds

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

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