Nanda Devi reserve awarded
Driven up the barren hills
Scientists working on department of science and technology's high altitude projects face a bleak future
A ban on common sense
Various restrictions imposed to protect the environment at Nanda Devi in the Himalaya have disturbed the rural lifestyle and economy, doing …
Does government know one ecotourism from another?
Is the Andaman Works Department an expert body on eco-tourism? It will, in the near future, monitor the construction of hotels and resorts on …
Spiders can tell us about the health of the environment
Opening up, but tread softly
April 2003 saw two diverse regions in India take a similar decision. Both partially opened the door to tourism in hitherto protected belts. One …
Shrouded in controversy
A mountaineering expedition into the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve revives the debate on ecotourism and people's rights over forests.
Cleared at cost of biodiversity
Environment ministry clears hydro project rejected twice by its advisory committee