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”

The Eastern Ghats of India – In Depth

Eastern Ghats, an ancient orogenic belt formed by the collision of crustal rocks during the Archean Eon and became a part of the Indian sub continent during the Gondwana period because of continental drift which makes it way older than the Western Ghats. It contains rocks aging 2.9 billion years to 900 million years old.Continue reading “The Eastern Ghats of India – In Depth”

Agumbe – The Cobra Capital

by Aakanksha Komanduri Agumbe- a small village with an area of 3 sq kms with an elevation of 2,700 ft also called the Cherrapunji of southern India because of its rainfall. Surrounded by waterfalls, hills of the Western Ghats and with a population of 600, Agumbe is a hotspot for biodiversity and haven for wildlifeContinue reading “Agumbe – The Cobra Capital”

कबूतरों की अनियंत्रित बढ़ती आबादी एवं दुष्परिणाम

कबूतर (रॉक पिजन), जिसे वैज्ञानिक भाषा में कोलम्बा लिविआ के नाम से जाना जाता है, पक्षी की ऐसी प्रजाति है जो सहारा मरुस्थल व ध्रुवो के अलावा पूरे विश्व में पाई जाती है।  यूँ तो इंसानो का कबूतरों के साथ संबंध काफी पुराना है जहां इसे सबसे समझदार पक्षियों में से एक माना गया तथाContinue reading “कबूतरों की अनियंत्रित बढ़ती आबादी एवं दुष्परिणाम”

What are Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTW)?

A sustainable and environment-friendly approach is quickly taking hold as an efficient and long-lasting remedy for the rising pollution in urban water bodies. The man-made islands called Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTW) are the ones that float on water bodies. They are man-made islands covered with plants that floats to purify the water body, creating aContinue reading “What are Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTW)?”

Dammit! – Tehri Dam

A mini series that brings to light the stories of India’s dams  📍Tehri Dam, Uttarakhand  टिहरी डैम टिहरी बांध भारत का सबसे ऊंचा बांध है और उत्तराखंड में स्थित है। India’s highest dam, the Tehri Dam is a 260.5m tall earth and rock fill dam built over Bhagirathi river with an installed capacity of 1,000Continue reading “Dammit! – Tehri Dam”