Human-nature relations are diverse, multifaceted and often contradictory, especially the relationships with animals. Mishmi people living on the Sino-India border claim tigers to be their brothers and take credit for tiger protection as they observe taboos against hunting tigers. Drawing on this notion of relatedness with tigers, local residents of the Dibang Valley question the governments’ recent plans to declare the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary into Dibang Tiger Reserve and its scientific surveys of tigers and habitat mapping.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Eco-Sensitive Zones, 29/11/2016.

Delhi may be an urban jungle but, amazingly , it still has space for wild predators.

Not just Mhadei, but all wildlife sanctuaries to be tiger reserves; Camera trap method has captured five tigers in Goa’s forests; proposal will be moved to National Tiger Conservation Authority

Tribunal asks govt. to explain steps taken to declare bird sanctuary as ESA

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sushil Raghav Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change & Others dated 20/09/2016 regarding illegal constructions in Hindon bird sanctuary as also encroachments over the ponds and other water bodies, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Donana National Park, part of southern Spanish wetland used by 6 million migratory birds, could dry out completely unless the Spanish government tackles the threat of dredging, mining and intensive

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Alka Sareen & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 09/09/2016 regarding the proposal for setting up of Solid Waste Management Project at village Jhuriwala in Panchkula District, Haryana. The proposed site is 140 mtr. From the Khol-hi-Raitan Wildlife Sanctuary.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M. Saravanan Vs Government of Tamil Nadu - Environment and Forest Department dated 01/09/2016 regarding widening a stretch of 35 km road adjoining the Megamalai Reserved Forest in Theni district, Tamil Nadu.

Global dam study: reservoir islands shouldn’t be counted as conservation areas by developers. Island isolation inevitably leads to extinctions, ecosystem instability.

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