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Rapping Her Protest

Sofia Ashraf’s rap music video ‘Kodaikanal Won’t’ went viral on social media for its brave stance in asking Unilever to take accountability for the toxic mercury contamination from its erstwhile factory in Kodaikanal. Youthrise’s Ananda B. Pandit spoke to Sofia about the issue, her experience creating the video and how Youthrise’s member base can help.

All Is Not Well! At The Top Of The World

Once shy and receding, Ladakh’s marmots have undergone a personality change. Sujatha Padmanabhan explains why this is less than reassuring.

The Wild Nature Of Nature Tourism

TOFTigers’ visionary founder Julian Matthews delineates ways to prevent India’s wildlife travel boom from going bust.

Notes From A Backcountry Wanderer

Mountaineer Karn Kowshik gives voice to the concerns of the outdoor community, while recognising everyone’s right to experience the joys of the wild.

Belinda Wright – Blazing Trails

Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India, wildlife photographer, Emmy-award winner and eco-lodge owner, Belinda Wright has been spearheading India’s fight against wildlife crime for over two decades.

Dr. Aparajita Datta – Wild Shades Of Grey

Dr. Aparajita Datta is a scientist with the Nature Conservation Foundation. Since 1995, she has been involved in research and conservation in Arunachal Pradesh with a primary focus on hornbills. Her main interests include plant-animal interaction in rainforests, understanding anthropogenic effects on wildlife, and engaging with tribal communities for conservation.

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth – Solo Science To Citizen Science

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth is an Associate Conservation Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, a Ramanujan Fellow at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University. Her research spans 17 years and a broad variety of issues. Dr. Karanth was selected as the 10,000th Grantee and Emerging Explorer for the year 2012 by National Geographic.

The Others – Blame, Accountability And Action In Conservation

It is not just the number of humans that is causing havoc on Planet Earth, but our lifestyle choices, says Swati Thiyagarajan.

War Against Nature

September 21 is celebrated each year as the International Day of Peace. Cara Tejpal writes poignantly of a moment in her life when she realized her life’s purpose was to be a voice for nature… to convince humanity of the futility of waging war against our planet.

Nature Answers Man: Those Who Argue We Can Manage The Planet’s Ecosystems Are Flirting With Danger. The Underlying Science Doesn’t Lie

By Harvey Locke

In June of this year, a massive rainstorm hammered the vast limestone basins of the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The dynamic combination of warm rainfall and last winter’s lingering snowpack unleashed a torrent of water that coursed through the Bow River watershed, wiping out bridges in its path before smashing and drowning a portion of the mountain resort town of Canmore…

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