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Belinda Wright – Blazing Trails

Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India, wildlife photographer, Emmy-award winner and eco-lodge owner, Belinda Wright has been spearheading India’s fight against wildlife crime for over two decades.

Dr. Aparajita Datta – Wild Shades Of Grey

Dr. Aparajita Datta is a scientist with the Nature Conservation Foundation. Since 1995, she has been involved in research and conservation in Arunachal Pradesh with a primary focus on hornbills. Her main interests include plant-animal interaction in rainforests, understanding anthropogenic effects on wildlife, and engaging with tribal communities for conservation.

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth – Solo Science To Citizen Science

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth is an Associate Conservation Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, a Ramanujan Fellow at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University. Her research spans 17 years and a broad variety of issues. Dr. Karanth was selected as the 10,000th Grantee and Emerging Explorer for the year 2012 by National Geographic.

The Others – Blame, Accountability And Action In Conservation

It is not just the number of humans that is causing havoc on Planet Earth, but our lifestyle choices, says Swati Thiyagarajan.

War Against Nature

September 21 is celebrated each year as the International Day of Peace. Cara Tejpal writes poignantly of a moment in her life when she realized her life’s purpose was to be a voice for nature… to convince humanity of the futility of waging war against our planet.

Nature Answers Man: Those Who Argue We Can Manage The Planet’s Ecosystems Are Flirting With Danger. The Underlying Science Doesn’t Lie

By Harvey Locke

In June of this year, a massive rainstorm hammered the vast limestone basins of the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The dynamic combination of warm rainfall and last winter’s lingering snowpack unleashed a torrent of water that coursed through the Bow River watershed, wiping out bridges in its path before smashing and drowning a portion of the mountain resort town of Canmore…

Nature Needs Half: A Necessary And Hopeful New Agenda For Protected Areas

By Harvey Locke


Conservation targets should be based on what is necessary to protect nature in all its expressions. When in 1988 the Brundtland report called for tripling the world’s protected area estate (which was then at 3 to 4 per cent of the land area) there was a strong belief that sustainable development would ensure the proper care for nature on the rest of the unprotected…

Man And Nature

G. PattabiramanBittu Sahgal discusses the importance, to nature and to people, of setting aside untouched "temple forests."

I Miss Mahatma Gandhi

As each Independence Day rolls by, Bittu Sahgal asks what Mahatma Gandhi would think of India's race to colonise future generations' natural inheritance.

The Mesopotamian Marshes: A Case Study of the Need for Local, National, Regional, and International Action

Stars reflected in dark water, the croaking of frogs, canoes coming home at evening, peace and continuity, the stillness of a world that never knew an engine…

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