Sacred Groves Across India

by Rajshri Ravichandran Source: Teahub A substantial portion of India’s floral and faunal richness can be found in sacred groves, which are lengths of forest or other natural habitats of varied sizes that are typically safeguarded by the local populations. They are regarded as sacred and are frequently connected to temples, monks, or shrines. SinceContinue reading “Sacred Groves Across India”

India’s Latest RAMSAR Sites You Need to Keep An Eye Out For

by Rajshri Ravichandran Ramsar Sites constitute wetlands of worldwide significance that have been recognised according to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for their significance in preserving biodiversity or for possessing important, uncommon, or unusual wetland varieties. Source: UPSC Colorfull notes The total of Ramsar sites across India has now increased to a total of 75Continue reading “India’s Latest RAMSAR Sites You Need to Keep An Eye Out For”

La Nina and El Nino Effect in India

by Rajshri Ravichandran Trade winds sweep west along the equator in the Pacific Ocean under typical conditions, carrying hot water from Latin America towards Asia. Upwelling is the process by which cool water flows from the deep to substitute that warm water. These typical conditions are disrupted by the opposing climate patterns known as LaContinue reading “La Nina and El Nino Effect in India”

Study on Nitrate Pollution in Freshwater of Chennai

by Shanmugam Ganesan and Byeongchan Kang, American International School Chennai (AISC) Abstract This study aims to identify and discover water bodies of high nitrate levels across Chennai. Doing so is important because in excess, nitrate has been shown to be toxic to aquatic organisms and humans. Using an Arduino Uno Wifi Rev 2 connected toContinue reading “Study on Nitrate Pollution in Freshwater of Chennai”

Community Conservancy: Case Study on the Island of Jambudwip, Sundarbans

This piece narrates the story of a transient fishing community and their vast knowledge base in dry fish production. However, when the state intervenes, these fisherfolk are subjected to loss of livelihoods. Jambudwip is an uninhabited fishing island in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The island is located at the southwestern tipContinue reading “Community Conservancy: Case Study on the Island of Jambudwip, Sundarbans”

Community Conservancy: The Bharatpur Case Study

The current issue of Community Conservancy analyses a classic example from Bharatpur, Rajasthan. The case shows how the application of the universal conservation model in the region may not be as effective and attempts to understand the significance of local community presence. India’s rich geographical and cultural diversity is the primary reason for various human-natureContinue reading “Community Conservancy: The Bharatpur Case Study”

Community Conservancy: The Andhra Pradesh Case Study

The piece talks about collective action by various community in Andhra Pradesh for sustainable groundwater management and its impact. Globally, groundwater is treated as a CPR (Common Property Resource), with exceptionally high use value. Countries like the United States, Indonesia, Peru, and Australia have legalized groundwater as a public good, unlike India, where it isContinue reading “Community Conservancy: The Andhra Pradesh Case Study”

Community Conservancy: The Alwar Case Study

This case talks about the role of rural communities in sustainable and equitable water resource conservation and management in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. In 2019 after being monsoon deficient for two consecutive years, the city officials of the Chennai Municipal Corporation declared “Day Zero,” or the day that there is no water left inContinue reading “Community Conservancy: The Alwar Case Study”

Community Conservancy

An introduction to the series and community-based conservation and the recent trends in Indian conservationism Ecology and people complement each other, and their constant interconnection is what makes the earth a fascinating place for humans to live on. However, today human developmental activities are carried out at the expense of the environment, and it isContinue reading “Community Conservancy”