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North-east India witnessed unusually heavy rainfall since May, resulting in one of the worst floods ever recorded in Assam. The unseasonal floods have caused mass destruction to the villages, crops, and houses of the local communities. LetMeBreathe brings you the stories of those hit by the devastating floods in Assam and why it is important […]
By Pritam Das
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She was sixteen when started a petition on Change.org to free an African elephant living in the Delhi zoo. Meet student and activist Nikita Dhawan, who has become the voice of a lonely African elephant in Delhi’s zoo. According to the petition, the elephant – Shankar – has been living in isolation for over 16 […]
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By LMB Staff
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As people get wealthier, they are consuming more and more meat. Animal agriculture is responsible for 14 percent to 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions more than the entire transportation sector.  In fact, if one was to feed a chicken nine calories of food one would only get back one calorie by way of meat. […]
By Sahil Sharma
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A rapid growth in development and the human population has created an anthropogenic pressure within and around elephant habitats in India. It has led to the loss of their traditional corridors of movement. Senthil Kumaran, a documentary photographer and Filmmaker, has been documenting human-animal conflict straight from the fields for over a decade.  In India, […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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As climate changes and gets warmer, birds are shrinking and their wingspans are growing, according to a new study. The new study examined four decades of data on bird species and found that as the Amazon’s dry season has gotten hotter and more arid, some species appear to be changing physically. According to a report […]
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By LMB Staff
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The Bishnoi community has been called the original tree huggers as they have been working to protect trees and wildlife even before the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 came into being. The word ‘Bishnoi’ comes from two words- ‘Bish’ and ‘Noi’ which means 20 and 9 respectively. The community adheres to 29 commandments set by the […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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Last week, a friend told me that Josh Apps – India’s Tiktok – had raised $800 million. Turns out that the parent company of Josh Apps, which also owns a news aggregator site, had raised about ₹ 6000 crores from venerable investors like the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Clearly, mainstream, seasoned and prudent institutional […]
By Mridula Ramesh
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The Government of India has taken eight key steps for the protection of the Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) in the country, including details of captive breeding facilities, said a press release by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change on March 14. The information was shared by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Ministry […]
By Sahil Sharma
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International fashion magazine, ELLE, has made the historic decision to ban fur from the pages of all its international editions.  According to a Reuters report on Thursday, the publication has taken this decision as part of their move to support animal welfare and reflect changing tastes. Thirteen editions have already implemented the charter, while a […]
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By LMB Staff
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Why would a filmmaker choose to use his lens to document ‘frogs’? Maybe to tell the onlooker that frogs are killed to be eaten or could be just another attempt to emphasise on the need to conserve frogs.  However, for the two filmmakers documenting frogs, the urge was to protect the environment from the haphazard […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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Find out how this social organisation is planting thousands of trees to expand the habitats of hanguls, sloth bears, and giant squirrels World Animal Day is observed on October 4 each year, to reflect upon the basic status of animals and to improve the welfare standards. This is also an appropriate time to contemplate the […]
By Grow Trees
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What do the Western Ghats, the Himalayan ranges, and India’s greenest region, the Northeast,  have in common? They would all be gone in the next few years if the appropriate measures are not taken.  India is home to a diverse range of biomes, and it is one of the 17 mega-diverse countries,  having 8% of […]
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By Akshita Saxena
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Today, unlike in the past we hear of floods and Cyclonic Storms even in the Hill States like North East and many hill stations. The most recent one we have witnessed was on the first of May, 2016 where a cyclonic storm racing 150-160 Km. per hour destroyed thousands of buildings, uprooted many old tress […]
By Nuklu Phom
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“Documenting wildlife has been one of the biggest joys of my life. It’s just that time in your life when you think ‘wow, this moment is absolutely worth this. There is nothing I would rather do, but then do just this,” says Nikhil Virdi. He adds, “ever since we have, what we call man-made and […]
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By LMB Staff
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Climate change in Mexico is expected to have widespread impacts on the city putting pressure on the economy, people, and the biodiversity of many parts of the country, which have largely arid or hot climates. But, this conservation photographer who turned her passion for photography into her career, is trying to teach people about the […]
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By LMB Staff
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Being a wildlife photographer, I have been in the wild for many years now. The beauty of nature uplifted by these amazing and beautiful animals is hard to describe in words. Yet, some people want to destroy this breathtaking beauty. Yes, I am talking about illegal wildlife trade that’s growing with each passing day. In […]
By Anirudh
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Look around and you’ll find not one or two, but tons and tons of elements of nature and I chose to keep them in my camera. Wildlife and nature photography is one most exciting fields as it captures one of the most dynamic elements of the environment- wild flora and fauna. During my college days, I became […]
By Gaurab Talukdar
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I was born and bought up in a village surrounded by rich biodiversity. I spent most of my childhood playing around the rivers and forest. I have a strong bonding with the wildlife around me. Days go by and slowly, I have been witnessing the changes in biodiversity around. Due to the unending desire of […]
By Serlibon Timungpi
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Biodiversity by the Bay’s campaign #MakeArtforMumbaisMangroves launched a virtual gallery on World Environment Day (June 5th) to showcase the diverse artworks that the movement has received from young creatives in support of Mumbai’s unique green ecosystems. The campaign to create a conversation around Mumbai’s rich biodiversity began on 22 April (Earth Day). Over the course […]
By Ministry of Mumbai's Magic
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‘Being a nature and wildlife photographer is not easy but the satisfaction that comes with it makes everything worth it’. Photographs tell engaging stories by relating to the experiences of the audience. While a lot of other subjects are available, what drew them to photograph nature? Meet these nature photographers who are trying to make […]
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By LMB Staff
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This forest officer has been guarding wildlife in India for three decades. Meet Madan Singh Bisht a range officer from Uttarakhand who has been working on environment conservation. With poachers, smugglers, human encroachment in forests and human-wildlife conflicts continue, these forest officers have been trying to save the endangered species. One of nature’s frontline workers, […]
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By LMB Staff
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The challenges on educating people on animal rights are conditioning, culture, and disconnect from food.  If we talk about conditioning, we have all been conditioned to live and spend our lives in a certain way, for example- parents impart practices like consumption of meat, eggs, dairy, or using leather, wool, silk, etc on their children. […]
By Ishaan Jain
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When the nation encountered repercussions of the novel corona virus for the first time, the improving condition of our environment was the only silver lining amidst a sea of despair and anguish. Images of clear skies and waterways, dwindling road traffic and wildlife unfettered by human activity have been therapeutic, to say the least. We […]
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By Bikrant Tiwary
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We live in Seawoods, Navi Mumbai and in April 2016, we saw some laborers cutting mangroves in the lake area under the supervision of a contractor. We videographed them and when we asked them if they had permission – in response to which they simply ran away. We complained to the Mangrove Committee and this […]
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By Sunil Agarwal and Shruti Agarwal
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The Earth is suffering. We are currently in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, also known as  Anthropocene extinction. This is the time when human or anthropogenic activities have a significant  impact on climate and the environment. It is undeniable that our advancing lifestyles have a significant  influence on biodiversity, catastrophically accelerating the rate […]
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By Akshita Saxena
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Ever heard of Wild bears visiting a temple? They are taking ‘prasad’ from priests and roaming freely in the temple premises? People taking selfies with them and surprisingly they are not hurting humans or vice versa? As strange as it might sound, All these are actually happening somewhere in India and that too in the […]
By Shreya Singha Ray and Ritobroto Moitra
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I was born and brought up in a small village in the South West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya. We have almost lost everything due to the declination of forest areas and the pollution of rivers in our area. My father, who was awarded as a conservationist who brought up the idea to conserve and […]
By Goldenstar Thongni
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An environmentalist from Nagaland’s remote Longleng district has won this year’s Whitley Awards 2021, also known as the Green Oscar. Nuklu Phom founded the Lemsachenlok Society that has worked towards sensitizing locals about these rare falcons Once indiscriminately hunted, the falcons have in recent years seen a successful conservation story in the Northeast. The award […]
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By LMB Staff
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Tucked in an isolated place of North-East India, wrapped up with semi-evergreen forests, guarded by the long prideful Hoollong trees, embraced with carols of birds, one will suddenly be startled with a weird yet exotic chant in the unique wildlife destination Hoollongapar Gibbon sanctuary. That strange chant will adrift from one tree to another ambushed […]
By Shreya Singha Ray and Ritobroto Moitra
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Did you know more than 37,400 species are threatened with extinction? We have yet again managed to drive some mesmerizing and rare species to extinction.  Sadly, despite ameliorating the awareness about endangered species, we still cannot confidently state if we have reached the checkpoint to let the rare and beautiful species of this world thrive. […]
By Eshita Gupta