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Selling The Family Silver? Are India’s Economists Eating Into Our Natural Capital And Calling It Economics?

Everyone agrees that India has been blessed by natural riches that gave birth to our civilisation and cultures. Here Neha Sinha writes that imprudent development ambitions authored by economists and planners today threatens more than just our heritage… a changing…

Daft National Forest Policy 2018?

On World Environment Day 2018 Lakshmy Raman and Bittu Sahgal ask that politicians, planners, activists and scientists join hands with long-suffering citizens to tackle the conjoined problems of biodiversity loss, climate change and the…

Earth Day – The Quiet Changemakers

Ordinary people can and will make a difference. In our cover story, we acknowledge the power of people’s movements across the globe... and we bring to you in their own words, the initiatives taken by ordinary citizens to make this planet a better place to live. As a great soul once rightly said,…

Bear Necessities – Reimagining Baloo Of Central India

Aniruddha Dhamorikar writes of the changing landscape for sloth bears in their Central Indian strongholds and offers glimpses of solutions to human-bear conflicts that could determine the future of the species.

The Good Fight – The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2017

What an exquisite world we live in. Everyone knows, of course, that our planet faces threats, but what is heartening is the manner in which large numbers of bravehearts have begun to look upon protecting the species and habitats around us not as some kind of charity, but as the very purpose…

Wildlife Photography In Transition

Kalyan VarmaInvolved in fostering a community of photographers and wildlife conservationists, Kalyan Varma is a recipient of numerous awards including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 in the plants category, best in Animal Behaviour in Poral el…

Of Folded Hands And Forked Penises

In June this year, a joint undercover operation conducted by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) blew the lid off the illegal trade in hatha jodi, a ‘sacred plant root’ that is, well,…

The Anthropocene River

Photographer, writer and gifted storyteller Arati Kumar-Rao has been documenting the wondrous Brahmaputra river, and those who depend upon it, for the past three years. Here, her lyrical prose is at odds with the devastating picture she paints, of a once-wild and invincible river…

A Planet Worth Defending

By radically altering our natural ecosystems and even the climate, we are pushing species after species to the very brink. In our insatiable greed – for power, for water, for food, for land, for luxuries and for comfort, and in our ignorance and apathy, we are collaborators in…

Our Living Planet – The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2016

Meet the men and women who represent the very best of conservation and Earth-patriotism. They have assumed the position of Earth-protectors and are a source of inspiration for millions. Their extraordinary commitment has often led to personal trauma and stress for their families, but…

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