M G Rao, then assistant director of fisheries, was the first to attempt breeding tiger prawns in the Palur canal of Chilika in 1981.

In Nepal, camps for making children more environmentally conscious are proving increasingly popular. And in many families it's the children who are awakening their parents to these issues.

The Tatas' attempts to enter the prawn market raises a lot of speculation regarding the extent of their interest in the environmentally touchy lake.

Saheli, a Delhi based women's organisation, has, for some time, been fighting against long acting female contraceptives like Net oen and Norplant 6, believed to have dangerous side effects. It took its case to the Supreme Court and got the government to

The Chilika Development Authority formed in January this year is yet to formulate management plans for the wetland.

Thirty five years ago, a renowned British biologist branded England "a criminal state" and migrated to India. Today, in the year of his birth centenary, J B S Haldane is remembered as a scientist who could develop a complex quantitative theory of evolutio

Mexico can't sell its "dolphin unfriendly" tuna to USA. Japan faces punishment for exporting jewellery made of hawksbill sea turtle shell. Malaysia is penalised for exporting rainforest wood. All over the world, green trade wars are raging. But trade ban

Gandruk, a small Nepali village on a popular trekking route, will be visited by more than 80,000 tourists before the year ends. But an unusual conservation project makes sure the ecology of the area is protected

Does global intervention make for better environmental management? Not necessarily. The ban on international ivory trade to protect the African elephant is a case in point

Hemanta R Mishra, 47, executive director and member of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation, on his experiences as a conservationist