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Yesterday, together with Prerna Bindra, I met with the Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change, Chaired by Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

(http://164.100.24.209/ls/committee/Cells/GlobalWarming.htm)

We made a presentation to them on the umbilical connection between wildlife, forests and climate change. I was absolutely

CORRUPTION AND WILDLIFE

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Why do I strongly support the national uprising against corruption? Because, apart from all the personal indignity inflicted by blackmailing opportunists on ordinary, law abiding citizens, corruption is the single greatest bludgeon used by thugs of all descriptions (white collar and no collar!) to deforest India and kill its

Madayipara: The land of flowers.

Posted by: arun tp on

 

 

Madayipara is a vast stretch of Rocky terrain spreading near Pazhayangadi Town, in Kannur District of Kerala. It is one of the beautiful landscape existing suppose the last in entire Northern Kerala. The land has immense ecological importance because of its biodiversity of Flora and Fauna.

 

Flora includes rare species of


The Nuclear Energy Myth

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Nuclear energy is not merely unsafe, it is uneconomical. Carbon neutrality? That's really just wishful thinking for nuclear reactors, if the canvas is expanded to incorporate a 'cradle to grave' scenario. Indian scientists and nucleocrats have learned the art of window dressing cost-benefit analyses from their counterparts

The Future of the Sundarbans

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

There is precious little real on-the-ground cooperation between India and Bangladesh on the issue of climate change and the management of the largest mangrove forest in the world -- the Sundarbans.

 We know, of course, that the Indian Sundarbans has better WILDLIFE management and enforcement than the Bangladesh side. And that


Climate Skepticism

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Climate skepticism is emerging from its closet again these days. How I wish we were wrong and the skeptics were right. It would be terrific to buy that hammock, pick out the island on which to string it and relax for the rest of my life! But that is not to be my fate. Sadly the science has proved the skeptics wrong and our work


Should we worry about the US?

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Should we worry about American public opinion? It hardly seems possible, but between 30 & 40% actually believe the world began around 6,000 years ago. People living in Arizona do not accept the reality of climate change and, instead, blame immigrants for the wildfires raging across their

A strong West Wind!

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Today was a very special day for me. I met with 80 pre-primary children from West Wind School, Mumbai. My message to them? Nature is your best friend and will look after you forever, but you must also look after Mother Nature and not hurt her in any way.  We spoke about the tiger, about whale sharks, the oceans, the high


ELEPHANT TRAUMA

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Mysore put elephants on the front pages of newspaper and in the headlines of television news yesterday. Check this out to understand the trauma to both humans and the elephants.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/wild-elephants-on-rampage-in-mysore-city-one-killed-110859

But its like this. Elephants need space to survive. If we


The Sanctuary Cover Story June 2011 explores whether and how we can negotiate a path by availing of the immense potential of tourism to educate, conserve and offer employment, YET avoid the minefield of misuse and abuse that afflicts many of our finest wildernesses. And in the process can we ensure that wild species and the people who live next to them become primary beneficiaries of tourism? Can wildlife tourism physically enhance the quality and quantum of habitat available to wild species? People have grappled with this issue for over a century, but few people put the issue in better perspective than Aldo Leopold, the famous American naturalist, who opined that, "The problem with wildlife management is not how we handle the deer - the real problem is one of human management."