Environment and Ecology

Environmental conservation and sustainability, respecting ecological integrity and limits

This section relates to initiatives that promote the principles of ecological integrity and limits. These are initiatives which envision models of decentralized conservation of land, water and biodiversity, based on a respect for both local and modern knowledge, and considering environment as an integral part of life and work. It also highlight attempts at linking livelihoods to ecological regeneration and restoration at local and landscape level. It will feature innovative attempts to deal with problems of pollution and waste. Overall, this section will try to work towards an understanding of the ecosystem which includes sociological, historical and geographical considerations while deciding on the path that local urban/ rural communities and the larger society take towards well-being.

Water and Elections: Vikalp Sangam Sets an Alternative Agenda for Water

Extensive consultations should be held on rights of rivers among all stakeholders to draft a Rights of Rivers Act

For The Love Of Trees: Kashmiri Man’s Lonely Quest Of Planting, Nurturing Chinars, Majestic Trees Of Valley

“My passion to plant trees is a testament to the love I have for my homeland and the responsibility I feel towards it,” says Abdul Ahad Khan.

Not a token in your hands (Poem)

This is a poem written from the point of the view of the Nicobar Megapode - a threatened bird endemic to the island and the Shompen and the Great Nicobarese.

Indigenous traditions honour muggers amidst modern challenges

Maange Thapnee ritual plays a pivotal role in shaping villagers’ perceptions of muggers, fostering a culture of tolerance towards these creatures.

Re-envisioning Riverscapes and Urban Riverfronts in India: Toward Ecological and Social Harmony

Rights of Nature is emerging as a governance approach for protecting our ecosystems and their inhabitants.

Young Hope for India in 2024?

How many of us, young people, have this agency today in modern India to question our governments against all the environmentally destructive policies, communalism, and decisive politics?

Korchi: Towards Adivasi Self-Governance

They strive for environmental conservation, cultural identity, and gender equality, forging a path towards a sustainable future, through collective activism.

IS RECYCLING CLAY THE SOLUTION?: The ecological impact of materials used in the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and a comparative review of various alternatives 

The shift from a temporary idol to a permanent idol is the final and ideal change that would ensure that there is no impact through immersion whatsoever.

Walking along the Indus

Our existential challenge is how we can nurture ethics of care and bring  discourse that can alter the way we see the rest of nature.