Sankar and his community dig canals to save Muthupet’s mangroves
Over 3,000 canals spread across 5,000 hectares dug in order to save mangroves that supported the fish on which the…
India needs a rainbow recovery plan
... sustainable livelihoods, to be built on regenerating and safeguarding the soil, natural ecosystems, water, biological diversity, and air.
Gandhi and green democracy: The evolution of eco-Swaraj
Swaraj - my own autonomy, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, my independence, both as an individual and as a community
Fishing for a Difference
A story about an initiative that revives lakes and empowers communities
After cyclone Fani, women in a migrant fishing community start resilience fund
A go-to fund created by women to take care of small expenses and activities linked to pressing needs that follow…
For vote-seekers, a manifesto from livestock breeders
Compensation is due for grazing-land in forests, lost when a dam is being built or development projects are undertaken.
Generating alternative sources of livelihood through farm forests
Vegetables, pulses and oilseeds were cultivated, protected and nurtured ... The produce was equally shared by members
Engaging Communities in Resource Monitoring: The Political Ecology of Science as the Language of Power
Community-based monitoring can play a critical role in the empowerment of local communities and their engagement in conservation.
The little fish in big rivers
Across the region, fish is always prepared in combination with local herbs, ferns, flowers and seasonal vegetables.
Meet India’s first and only licensed fisherwoman, KC Rekha
India’s lone licensed deep sea fisher-woman has survived monstrous tides that toss around her flimsy 20-year-old vessel.