Thursday, January 20, 2022


Worshipping Waghoba: Faith meets conservation in Maharashtra where humans and leopards share space

The Warli tribe, an indigenous community that lives in northwest Maharashtra, believes that the cat-god Waghoba will protect them from the negative impacts of sharing spaces with leopards.
As tigers return to the district, will the man-animal conflict amplify to unprecedented heights?

Tigers return to Gadchiroli forests after 30 years, human-animal conflict spikes

Gadchiroli district has seen a sharp increase in tiger population in recent years sparking of with intensity, the animal-man conflict in this region.

An engaged society is key for the future of African conservation, says WWF Africa’s...

Protecting Africa’s charismatic megafauna often come first to mind when Westerners think about conservation in Africa, but this is a narrow view that doesn’t capture the range of issues involved in conservation efforts across the continent.
An indigenous man and child featured in the documentary. Image by Michael Clark/Gravitas Ventures.

Amazon ‘Tribes on the Edge’: Q&A with documentary filmmaker Céline Cousteau

Tribes on the Edge is a documentary produced by CauseCentric Productions, it has been directed and co-written by Céline Cousteau.The documentary explores the themes of land threats, health crises, and human rights issues of indigenous peoples.

The women of Kendeng set their feet in cement to stop a mine in...

Across Indonesia, hundreds of communities are in conflict with companies seeking control of their resources. In some cases, the resistance has been led by women. Journalist Febriana Firdaus travelled across the country to meet grassroots female activists and delve into the story behind their struggles.

Lessons on coexistence with the environment from two tribal districts in Odisha

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, various voices call for a change in human behaviour towards ecosystems and biodiversity and strengthen conservation.

Sharp Population Reduction in Honeybees Endangers Food Security and Biodiversity

Rapid fall in the population of honeybees across the world is a threat to ecological balance and bio-diversity.
Livestock in their corrals

Finding the middle ground with the Changpa herders in Ladakh

Changpa herders of Ladakh share a special relationship with their livestock and the wildlife, especially wolves, that co-occur in these high altitude lands.

Wildlife and people work together during Assam’s annual tryst with floods

Nearly 200 animals have been killed in Kaziranga National Park, home to the world’s largest population of greater one-horned rhinos. The floods are a necessary evil for Kaziranga’s ecology.

Why are the Asiatic Lions of Gir Dying?

The Asiatic lions of Gir are among the endangered species which if not taken care of will soon be absent from the landscape of earth. The recent deaths of more than a dozen such lions in Gir is a reminder of the insufficient care by the nation state of a species that adds a lot to India’s natural diversity.

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