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  • Ecology and Economics

    Ecology and Economics

    The underlying assumption is that if the environment is treated as a commodity and given a price, this will create a market for environmental factors. And depending on the demand and supply for environmental goods, a price will be attached to each one.

    January 2, 2021
  • J&K to grant hereditary rights on forest land to traditional dwellers

    J&K to grant hereditary rights on forest land to traditional dwellers

    The Act also empowers the holders of forest rights, and Gram Sabhas to protect the wild life, forest, biodiversity, catchment areas, water sources and other ecologically sensitive areas, besides ensuring that the habitat of forest dwelling STs and other traditional forest dwellers is preserved from any form of destructive practices affecting their cultural and natural heritage.

    November 19, 2020
  • Keeping environment clean should become a mass movement: Jitendra Singh

    Keeping environment clean should become a mass movement: Jitendra Singh

    The event was organised by the Indian Institute and Ecology and Environment and other associates with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Beat Plastic Pollution”.

    June 5, 2018
  • Drought of management

    Drought of management

    The ongoing flood situation in several parts of peninsular India has left people confused. Just a few months ago, the states were declared drought-hit with a severe drinking water crisis. Yet, images of the 2015 floods in Chennai are still fresh in one’s memory. Reports of the recent floods in Bangalore and Mumbai poured in …

    November 9, 2017
  • Rational ecology~I

    Rational ecology~I

    On the occasion of World Environment Day (5 June), it would be useful to underline that Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of non-violence can be extended from its political and social implications to the concept of conservation of nature against the invasion of modern technology without which we survived for thousands of years. The tremendous progress of …

    June 5, 2017
  • Why pandas became black and white?

    Why pandas became black and white?

    No, the giant pandas did not get their unique patches to look cute to human eyes. New research suggests that the black and white markings help them hide in snowy habitats and also to communicate. Giant panda's distinct black-and-white markings have two functions — camouflage and communication, said the study published in the journal Behavioral …

    March 4, 2017
  • Where have all the birds gone?

    Where have all the birds gone?

    Delhi is witnessing a design of parks that is ecologically dead with no life forms. By redesigning the parks we can bring back many bird species that are not seen frequently. A combination of native trees, bushes, climbers and local grass varieties can immensely help this process. Habitat ecology should be adopted by making even …

    January 5, 2017