We all care about water. With water making up 71% of Earth we would be foolish not to. But the distinction between caring about water and caring for water is an important one. When we pollute water, we are the ones who lack clean water. Caring for water is a must if we want to guarantee healthy lives for all.
Harike wetland is home to many rare and incredible species, including the smooth-coated otter, the Indus river dolphin, and the gharials. Yet all remain in peril if we remain unable to alter our relationship with the natural world.
Microplastics are non-biodegradable pieces of plastic which measure less than 5mm. These tiny pieces of plastic are causing havoc in our environments, ecosystems, and potentially our health. Read more to learn how India is leading the way in the fight against plastic pollution and how we can avoid microplastics.
Pallikaranai wetland is the only surviving wetland ecosystem of the city of Chennai. Yet everyday, 2,000 tonnes of waste are dumped into its marshes.
There is still scope for recovery, but only if the degradation is stemmed now.
Adambakkam Lake ought to offer a much needed place for flood water to drain into during the monsoon. However, due to a neglect which extends for nearly a decade, Adambakkam Lake, a once pristine lifeline, now resembles a swamp.
Vembanad Lake is India’s longest freshwater lake and is included in the list of wetlands of international importance as defined by the Ramsar Convention.
However, pollution puts Vembanad Lake’s incredible environment at risk.
While COVID-19 has brought so many serious consequences for so many around the world, it has also shown us that, if allowed, our environments can recover.
Read more about how #HussainSagarLake is recovering in our latest article lakesofindia.com
#DeeporBeel is a site of outstanding biodiversity. However it is bearing the brunt of unplanned development.
See our latest blog post on lakesofindia.com to read more!