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Minister for Environment and Minister for Tribal Affairs trying to protect forests from “shining India” – the Hyderabad biodiversity pledge in perspective

Tarsh Thekaekara, The Hindu, October 17, 2012 Efforts towards conserving the country’s biodiversity are hobbled by the frightening insistence that development cannot be held up Who knew the term biodiversity 20 years ago? Hardly anyone. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) … Continue reading

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Tiger conservation and tourism – its impact on the people in and around the tiger reserves

Infochange News & Features, August 2012The Supreme Court order to ban tourism in core tiger reserves, and decisions to shoot poachers at sight find favour with some conservationists, the middle class and media. But what will their impact be on … Continue reading

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Wildlife and changing lifestyles in the “biodiversity hotspots” of the Nilgiri hills (Western Ghats) – Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Tarsh Thekaekara,  New Delhi, Sun Jul 15 2012 I grew up in a small town on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, cradled in the Nilgiri hills. I now work as a conservationist in the same area. Gudalur sits … Continue reading

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Guided tour – Part 5

India’s leading scientists are aware of the threat posed to their country’s Ecology and environment. In  a paper called “Perceiving the Forest‘, historian Romila Thapar looks at the way people observed and wrote about the forest at different times, and to see how over … Continue reading

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Fund raiser cycle trip for an amazing school for adivasi kids – Karnataka

By Mari Marcel Thekaekara, New Internationalist,  March 19, 2012 The organization I work with, ACCORD – which aims to improve the human rights of adivasi people in India – arranged a fund raiser cycle trip from Bangalore to Gudalur last week to raise … Continue reading

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