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
Biodiversity at risk in protected forest areas
India Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (May 13-19)
Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of Indian ecology, botany and zoology
Forest conservation: indigenous peoples invest less than other agencies, but achieve equal outcome
According to a recent study, indigenous people and local communities are able to conserve forests by investing only 16–23 per cent of the …
Wildlife conservation in India: are we really serious?
Fast-track forest clearances that are an indicator of India’s development also pose a question–what is the future of wildlife in India?
Protecting farmlands, not just forests, can also ensure bird biodiversity: study
A new study shows that species richness of birds was higher in agricultural lands than in the protected area, except for specialised species such …
Trump to shrink two national monuments in Utah to allow drilling, mining
Despite raging protests, the US President will announce his decision in Utah today
Everything you need to know about the man-animal conflict
What makes animals stray into human habitations? With the Centre permitting states to cull animals declared as vermin, we explore some of the …
Bangladesh allows nearly 200 polluting factories near Sundarbans
As environmentalists raise concerns over this free-for-all, all eyes are now on the High Court, which has stayed the permissions, and will hold …
Jumbo without a jungle
Experts from the fields of history and conservation tell Down To Earth about why, despite featuring so frequently in Indian history and culture, …
Why there is a need to protect wildlife?
In a deeper analysis, it will appear that protecting wildlife is vital for the present as well as future generations
4 species added to recovery programme by Wildlife Board
Northern River Terrapin, Clouded Leopard, Arabian Sea Humpback Whale, and the Red Panda were added to a recovery programme for critically …
Does tourism really suffer at sites listed as World Heritage In Danger?
Three other famous tourist destinations have also been in the spotlight of the World Heritage Committee, with little indication that this has …
Bustards to lose ground
Supreme Court orders denotification of irrationally big sanctuary
Park for mariners
Living on the edge
Indian, African women living near national parks being sterilised, claims Dutch expose
Television series Zembla has also claimed that shoot-at-sight orders were very much in place at Kaziranga National Park
Should conservation be privatised?
Since the late 1960s, many African countries, including Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, have adopted a new approach to conservation.…
Bushmen's letter to president
PepsiCo vs potato farmers: ‘Gujarat will fail farmers if it succumbs to corporate lobbying’
Activists oppose govt’s attempt to settle the matter with the company
Who will protect wildlife from the conservationists?
The environment ministry’s decisions on wildlife protection contradict the pledge for conservation
Talks begin in Australia for creating two Antarctic marine sanctuaries
Proposals for creating the protected areas have been pending for five years
Environment ministry approves proposals for 176 eco-sensitive zones
According to the government, only 15 notifications were issued between 2006 and the middle of 2014