The last century has witnessed a remarkable change in attitudes to wildlife, with the focus shifting from conquest for slaughter towards conservation. The new class of naturalists gives equal attention to smaller animals and trees, as evident in the pieces on the blackbuck, the wild dog, the turtle, the cobra, and the comings and goings at a waterhole in summer.

Environmentalists have stoutly opposed the construction of the proposed Dharma port in Orissa. According to Banka Behari Das, an eminent environmentalist in the state, the government should not allow

The Orissa High Court has directed the state government to declare the entire forest land within the Bhitarkanike wildlife sanctuary as a reserve forest. The sanctuary, rich with biomass, has been at

Plans to develop Salim Ali s dream bird sanctuary lie unattended to

Should the police be put in charge of sanctuaries and the locals who live near these? Should India be made into a police state?

THE lions are going on a safari to see humans being evicted. At stake is the culture and lifestyle of a community of tribals, primarily forest-gatherers, rich in the knowledge of traditional herbs

The latest roadshow planned by the Delhi government may just wind up hitting the ridge and bifurcating a sanctuary

three cheers! The Indian Board of Wildlife meets at last, presumably because of the pressure from non-governmental organisations. The apex decision-making body in India in the field of wildlife was

Marginalised by developmental processes, local people are fighting for their right to manage forests

The World Wide Fund for Nature-India (wwf-i) brought to the attention of the Delhi High Court that the Centre had denotified large areas in the national parks and sanctuaries violating the

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