Surviving through ages
Western ghats’ kathalekan sacred grove retains its vegetation even after a millennium
Revered yet neglected forest patches
Sacred groves not only vary in terms of ecological distribution, but also in terms of property regime, management practice and socio-ecological …
Will India lose one of its last patches of Jurassic forest?
Kathalekan, in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, is a relic forest with Myristica swamp ecosystem. It has remained unchanged for over 100 …
Who will protect wildlife from the conservationists?
The environment ministry’s decisions on wildlife protection contradict the pledge for conservation
Kenya’s Tana River Delta under threat from development projects
Proposed development projects will have a devastating impact on delta's ecology, biodiversity and livelihood of local people
Climate change could deal a blow to carbon storage capacity of forests: study
While temperature rise will affect growth of some tree species, large-scale wildfires due to drier conditions will lead to release of larger …
Forests are critical resources in halting poverty
Forests play a vital role in securing rural livelihoods through generating income in the form of goods and environmental services
Found: 'lost' forests covering an area two-thirds the size of Australia
The discovery boosts the total global forest cover by nine per cent and has significant consequences for carbon budgets
As wetlands in Kenya dry up, locals opt for alternative livelihood options
Under Ramsar Convention, Kenya is obligated to ensure wise use of wetlands by including wetland conservation considerations in national …
Should farmers get steady income?
Farmers have rarely been considered eligible for payment for various ecological services. The old concept of Payment for Ecosystem Services can …
Earthworms are more important than pandas (if you want to save the planet)
We focus on large, charismatic animals at the expense of these crucial "lowly creatures"
Pay farmers for providing ecosystem services; make agriculture attractive: experts
A steady income for farmers will stem migration and reduce pressure on urban areas as rural people will stay back in villages
Experts advise community-led forest conservation in Himalayas
Being major biodiversity hotspots, forests provide critical goods and services like timber and firewood
Quantifying ecosystem value crucial for conservation, say experts
Experts gathered at the second international dialogue on Himalayan ecology spoke of valuing mountain ecosystems for their services
New forest policy for mining in limbo as Centre yet to act on important recommendations
Two institutions prepared the road map for the future of mining in forest areas, but the Ministry remains undecided
In strange waters
Kenyan authorities are caught between reviving a dying lake and ensuring livelihood to farmers living in its catchment
Nature is being renamed 'natural capital' – but is it really the planet that will profit?
Nature conservation is becoming another way to make money
Tribute to Gopal Kadekodi—the man of ecological economics and more
Gopal Kadekodi has made major contributions to science, society, environment and humanity, among others
Crucial biodiversity hotspots still not under protection radar
According to a report, protected areas are critical for maintaining a healthy environment for people as well as nature
Without action, Asia-Pacific ecosystems could lose a third of their value by 2050
In the Asia-Pacific region, Afghanistan shows the greatest potential losses and gains
Climate change leads to worst mangrove destruction in Australia
Some 7,000 hectares or nine per cent of the mangroves were destroyed in one month
Here’s a good news conservation story: farmers are helping endangered ecosystems
There’s been a variety of market-based programs for conservation on farmland in Australia, but we don’t know what the total …
Forestry, the Mexican way
Road map to save environment
A global map highlights regions where road construction will have high environmental costs
`A major ecosystem change is on its way'
Adriana Dutkiewicz, senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, was the lead researcher of the team that mapped the ocean floor. She spoke to …