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Man and Wild

Immersion in the wild is about coexistence, not confrontation.

How Environment-friendly Are Election Manifestos?

Even as India is hit by an environmental crisis, manifestos and policies are paying lip service to growth at all costs, including the cost of environmental damage.

Not Even Crocodile Tears for Gujarat's Muggers

The manner in which we are overlooking how the mass relocation of crocodiles is taking place in Gujarat exposes our collective hypocrisies.

To Kill a Tigress

The killing of Avni, a conflict tigress in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, who was thought to have killed several people, led to a huge controversy. The issue raises questions on the drivers of human–wildlife conflict, the destiny of tigers in a human-inhabited and -modified landscape, and whether tiger reintroductions can happen in such a scenario.

Greenwashed Policies

Threats loom large over endangered birds and animals, from the remote islands of Andaman and Nicobar to the deserts of Thar and Kutch.

A Mascot for the Ecological Citizen

The citizen concern around a black-necked stork’s rescue in the Basai wetland signals hope for urban biodiversity.

Culture or Conflict?

Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence: Rethinking Human–Elephant Relations in South Asia edited by Piers Locke and Jane Buckingham, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; pp xiii + 366, ₹ 995.

Ecological Memory

Along with our birds and natural landscapes, our ecological consciousness is slowly disappearing.

Brown Clouds and Black Humour

Indians are choking—on the vile air in Delhi and other cities, and with laughter about the way the authorities are responding.

Of Pachyderms and Poop

While it is perceived that India has a healthy population of elephants, a coordinated and standardised estimation of elephant populations has never been attempted nationwide. The All India Synchronised Asian Elephant Population Estimation seeks to map both elephant numbers and distribution simultaneously across states.

Boxed In No Longer

Even as praise continues to be showered on our Olympics women athletes, perhaps it is time to think of how to disassociate gender with achievement and focus on personhood.

Tigers Need Heart

With an estimated 2,500 tigers roaming the different landscapes and habitats of the country, India is the most important part of the tiger conservation story.

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