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The Magic Of Grass

“Following in the footsteps of the National Forest Policy of 1988, the updated draft policy of 2018 re-emphasises the need to enhance tree and forest cover. But the crux of a functioning biosphere is its diversity. Natural non-forested open lands are ecosystems in their own right and converting them into ‘forested’ lands can only be termed as the work of an uninformed administration,” writes the author,…

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Vandana Shiva, a renowned ecofeminist, environmental activist and author writes about the injustice inflicted by the Supreme Court on 1.1 million adivasis whose communities have been living peacefully in forests across India for centuries.

Can India Afford Not To Save Its Tigers?

Julian Matthews explains why the economies behind tigers play a critical, yet a largely unrecognised role in India’s conservation efforts.

Ecotourism – Can It Be More Than A Buzz Word?

Neha Sinha writes on the Amur Falcon conservation journey –replete with the challenges facing ethical ecotourism.

Climate Apathy – Public Engagement By Scientists Could Turn The Tide

Lekha Sridhar bemoans the fact that the Indian scientific community has not sufficiently engaged with the public in communicating climate change issues. She worries that this gap has led to disengagement with a life or death issue by our urban populace. She also points out that the marginalised are the first to bear the brunt of climate impacts.

Why We Won’t Acknowledge The Mammoth In The Room – Part 2

There is one global issue that is not getting the urgent attention that it demands. Not talking about it and  not addressing it is already proving to be catastrophic for the planet and we don’t have much time before it is too late. Or is it too late already? Purva Variyar, conservationist, Senior Editor and Science Communicator with Sanctuary Asia, wonders why this colossal…

Nature’s Business: Leadership Lessons

Sanctuary web columnist and Biomimicry Communicator Anjan Prakash shares leadership lessons from the greatest teacher of them all – Nature.

Why We Won’t Acknowledge The Mammoth In The Room

Why are we not taking this dire population crisis more seriously, and addressing it dedicatedly? Why is it not talked about as much as its more famous and closely related cousin, climate change?  Is it because, it is simply too inconvenient a truth to admit to? asks Purva Variyar, conservationist and Assistant Editor with Sanctuary Asia, as she makes her case about the deadly onslaught of overpopulation…

Nature’s Business – Staying In Context

From the Galapagos to the Amazon, Biomimicry Communicator Anjan Prakash travels the world to be inspired by Nature’s designs. In this 10-part column, Nature’s Business, she shares her adventures and learnings.

Did the BBC Get it All Horribly Wrong?

The BBC is an iconic news organisation and is trusted across the world, precisely because it is not in the grip of special interests. This time though, it seems to have faltered by not recognising the ‘special interest’ that some individuals and organisations have against wildlife conservation per se and against agencies and conservation organisations such as the WWF in particular.

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