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
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 …
Cleared at cost of biodiversity
Environment ministry clears hydro project rejected twice by its advisory committee
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
Shrouded in controversy
A mountaineering expedition into the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve revives the debate on ecotourism and people's rights over forests.