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" The Writing On The Wall "

Posted by: Raza Kazmi on

 

 “THE WRITING ON THE WALL”

 

 

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“ Van Vibhaag (referring to Forest Resthouses) mein rukne se pehle police khud sochti ki apne liye shamshaan taiyaar kiye hai ki nahin—C.P.I. M." --- A Naxal slogan warning the Police/Security forces that if they dare occupy any Forest Resthouse in Palamau, they better have booked a place for


What the Fukushima!

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Jairam favours Finnish technology for Jaitapur nuclear plant - Economic Times: articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com

NEW DELHI: With continued public concern over safety of nuclear power and the use of Areva's "untested" technology in the Jaitapur nuclear power park, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh is looking... etc. etc.


The Indian Board for Wildlife has in the past had some of the most illustrious names serving on it. People like E. P. Gee, R.S. Dharmakumarsinhji, Anne Wright, M. Krishnan, Salim Ali and Kailash Sankhala helped write both the policy and strategy for wildlife in India. It is largely thanks to them, and scores of others we all


Forest dwellers and those living around forests should have GUARANTEED employment and livelihoods, but not as conduits to supply forest biomass to bottomless markets. They should in fact be recognised officially as ecosystem farmers - caregivers for Intensive Conservation Units (ICUs) who are respected across the world, whose

People who claim that people and animals can co-exist should wake up and smell the forest. It's burning.

Yes it is possible for dense wildlife populations to live with very thin human populations. Yes it is possible for dense human populations to live with very thin wildlife populations (not the large carnivore variety). But the


REFUGEE OF THE FOREST!!

Posted by: ishwinder on

 

"Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright
In the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"

 

William Blake talks of the tiger as an animal of dramatic contrast. The contrast between the striking beauty of form and its horrific capacity for violence and domination.

The Tiger represents the raw,


With climate change upon us the one gift from nature that has a solution for us, is being ignored and taken for granted.

 

Hold a leaf in your hand. You are holding an entire factory. A most efficient and specialised food factory. And millions of billions of these little, silent factories work towards supporting life on earth


To whomsoever it may concern

 

Respected Sir/Ma’am

 

DALMA WLS AND ITS WILDLIFE

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, a locally well known sanctuary spread over two districts viz. East Singhbhum and Saraikela-Kharsawan, is one of the last refuges of Indian Elephants in south-eastern Jharkhand. The 193 sq.km WLS is a part of the much


Fateh Singh Rathore
Photo: Tiger Watch.

How is it possible that we have lost Fateh Singh Rathore, Ranthambhore's and India's preeminent "Tiger Man"? How is it possible that tigers have lost one of their greatest champions?

Over the next days and weeks there will be many memoirs and blog posts on this site and others about Fateh--he was a mentor,


Ushuaia

Posted by: Swati Hingorani on

Just reached Ushuaia this morning. The city is more beautiful that I can describe. Snow-capped mountains in the distance, lush forests as far as the eye can see and quaint houses dotting the skyline. I've seen at least 3 huskies - my favourite breed of dog - frolicking in the many gardens we passed on our drive to the hotel.