Meet Taukeer Alam, the school dropout who has become one of Uttarakhand’s top birders
He handles field equipment with ease, enters field data in computer, analyses video footage of woodpeckers, initiates nature clubs in villages...
A Kerala Botanist's Affair With an Unlikely 17th Century Book
Of all the plants of Malabar, what is it that “if applied on the left toe improves the clarity of vision in the right eye”?
Two museums in Mandya are saving native paddy grains from extinction
What rice varieties have a low cost of cultivation, no patents, and comparatively lower water consumption levels?
Urban birds can be the ideal ‘canary in the mine’ if we are willing to accept their signs
A strong mesh of urban birders will be able to collate data in real time and alert administrators about the health of the environment.
Engaging Communities in Resource Monitoring: The Political Ecology of Science as the Language of Power
Community-based monitoring can play a critical role in the empowerment of local communities and their engagement in conservation.
Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve braids nature with culture as tourism expands
" Biocultural knowledge is the secret of how communities have responded and adapted to climate change and globalisation"
Why we need a new perspective on rivers
Water flowing in a river basin is a complex mixture of physical, chemical and biological contents.
Forty Names of Clouds
Traditional desert dwellers, traveling mostly on foot, have an innate knowledge of this vast and differentiated land. They map it in inches