On Homestays and Conservation in Ladakh – Sherab Dolma interviewed

All the women in the village feel empowered and they really like it when people come from outside, sharing news…

In Kashmir, an imperilled zone of peace

" ... a number of peaceful protests were organised here and in Srinagar and no incident of violence was ever…

3rd edition of Pasighat Butterfly and Biodiversity Meet begins

To create awareness on the importance of butterflies and biodiversity, and of conservation at the community level.

Insect-eating bird population drops in heavily extracted Himalayan oak forests

Encourage local communities to capitalise on the increased bird tourism in Uttarakhand by setting up homestays ...

A People’s Manifesto for the Western Himalayas Mountain region, April 2019

outlines a region-specific strategy for inclusive, ecologically sound development that takes into account the fragility of the landscape.

Meet The Woman Whose Orchard Will Give Ladakh’s Stunning Handicrafts a New Home

An initiative to support all these local artisans, offer them business opportunities and help them to showcase, promote and sell…

IIT Alumnus From Assam Develops Bottles Made of Bamboo

Made of bamboo, this bottle comes in various sizes. It has a cork lid and can be safely kept without…

Bhimashankar Tribes Take Destiny in Hand

Empowered local villagers are curbing hunting and tree cutting, protecting forest-grown vegetables and native trees and their seeds

A pond, a community and a forest fair – The story of Mesar Van Kautik

Food festivals, trail running and mini-marathons, yoga camps, story-telling sessions and bird-watching walks lead up to Mesar Van Kautik.

Meet Taukeer Alam, the school dropout who has become one of Uttarakhand’s top birders

He handles field equipment with ease, enters field data in computer, analyses video footage of woodpeckers, initiates nature clubs in…

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