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How To Use A Road To Kill A Tiger Forest

June 2009: In its proffered quest to ‘connect’ India to the 21st century, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) continues to bulldoze through forested areas, unconcerned of the havoc it is wreaking on the country’s natural ecosystems.  It refuses to understand that the proposed expansion of National Highway 7 connecting Nagpur to Jabalpur from a two-lane to…

Man-Eaters or Man-Killers?

April 2009: On March 23, 2009, a tiger fell to a volley of bullets on the fringes of Kaziranga. He had killed one person, a lack of coordination between the Forest Department and the local administration coupled with a frenzied mob led to the indiscriminate firing by police and yet another tragedy. On February 24, 2009, a young tigress that had strayed out of the forests of Pilibhit…

Neutrino Observatory Project Threatens Mudumalai

February 2009: The myopia of Indian decision makers is once more on display thanks to a decision to sacrifice the ecological integrity of Mudumalai, one of India’s finest tiger habitats to construct the Neutrino Observatory Project. The Sigur Plateau lies in the buffer zone of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and is well connected to the Moyar Valley in the east, which in turn provides…

POSCO – How To Destroy India's Coasts And Aggravate Climate Change

December 2008: History will judge India’s Central Government, the Orissa State Government and the Ministry of Environment and Forests harshly. In their haste to curry favour with Foreign Direct Investors and powerful people, they have turned into rubber stamps for the destruction of India.

A Vital Corridor For Large Mammals In The Southern Western Ghats

February 2008: Most of our Protected Areas are being islanded, with their connecting corridors to other forested areas literally torn asunder. In the forests extending from the Palghat Gap, south to the Agasthyamalai Hills (called the southern Western Ghats landscape), over 4,000 elephants, a viable tiger population and a number of other endangered species continue, to survive, tenuously. …

Coastal (Mis) Management Zone

August 2008: India’s coastline, stretching across 5,700 km., supports the livelihoods of millions every single day.  In the past, protection measures in the form of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Rules, 1991 have helped prevent the wanton destruction of our marine breeding nurseries to a certain extent.

Royal Bengal Tiger Bachao

June 2008: Despite enhanced awareness about the impact of deforestation on public health, soils and the water security of India, the pace of deforestation is quicker than ever before in India’s history. This has serious consequences for our economy and the quality of life of our people, primarily because, apart from burning fossil fuel, deforestation is one of the world’s largest…

Mining In Tigerland

December 2008: In the last decade, the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve(TATR) in Maharashtra has slowly but surely established itself as a stronghold of the tiger in Central India. However, its location in the mining district of Chandrapur that also has some of the highest incidences of human-wildlife conflict typifies the tough battles that must be won to secure this fragile wilderness. Now…

End Of The Road For The Grizzled Squirrel?

October 2008: Most of India’s wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, large and small, are dismembered by roads and rail lines.  These pose a serious threat to wildlife, fragmenting the habitat and resulting in road kills. Conservationists are, therefore, horrified to learn that a new 8.66 km. road has been proposed in the Srivilliputtur Grizzled Squirrel Sanctuary in T.N.,…

World Bank Vs. Sea Turtles – Trauma In Tamil Nadu

April 2008: The proposed port in Dhamra, the Sethu-Samudram Ship Canal Project in the Gulf of Mannar, unsustainable fishing practices and ocean pollution – the cup of woes for endangered olive ridley sea turtles has already been overflowing. Now adding to their troubles is the large-scale planting of Casuarinas along prime nesting beaches on the Tamil Nadu coast.

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