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Forest restoration: Why it is pivotal?

Forest restoration is the action to re-instate ecological processes, which accelerate recovery of forest structure, ecological functioning and biodiversity levels towards those typical of climate forest. Climax forests are relatively stable ecosystems that have developed the maximum biomass, structural complexity and species diversity that are possible within the limits imposed by climate and soil and without continued […]

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How I started a community to conserve the rare Amur Falcons

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 […]

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Indian organisation to plant 50,000 trees in Uganda to rehabilitate refugees

Uganda in East Africa is home to over 1.4 million refugees who are part of an influx caused by political and economic instability, war and violence in neighboring countries like South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Uganda is also currently battling the debilitating impact of COVID-19. At such a tough time, an […]

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How this forest officer is restoring local ecosystems to save wildlife

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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How ecosystem restoration is so crucial especially in a post-COVID world?

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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Decoding forest fires and how can we nip them in the bud

Forest fire is a natural phenomenon though in recent scenario, almost 98% of such incidents are induced by human activities. The low intensity Forest fires are significantly important as it clears build-up fuel material and also promote fire tolerant species while Forest fire of high intensity is major natural disturbance for the native biodiversity. According […]

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All you need to know about Uttarakhand forest fires

The skies become orange, a raging inferno blazes across the mountains. Towers of fire reach out towards the heavens. Such a horrifying sight it is the burning of a forest. The distinct smell of burnt wood and heavy smoke can be felt miles away. Scores of animals, insects, birds perish in an intensely painful death. […]

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Why is ‘Environment Protection’ necessary?

We have been studying Environmental Science since the fourth standard so we all are well versed with the term “environment” and the importance of its preservation. But we fail to understand that still why is it so difficult for humankind to work for its preservation. It has been very difficult to figure out why it […]

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From forests to farmlands: What we learnt from the COVID-19 outbreak

Climate change and its effects have become a significant threat to the existence of life on Earth. Even as the world celebrates ‘Environment Day’ on June 5th of every year to raise awareness on the importance of protecting our planet, environmental catastrophes are increasing each year.  Is COVID-19 just the beginning? The outbreak of the […]

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On International Day of Forests, counter climate change with eco-sensitive plantation drives

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012 to raise awareness about the importance of all types of forests. At a time, when afforestation is rampant, pollution is making our cities uninhabitable and climate change is causing unprecedented natural disasters, experts are recommending a simple way forward […]

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Saving forests to save the earth

World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests is celebrated on the 21st of March across the world to raise awareness among communities about the values, significance, and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on the earth. The theme for 2021 is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being.” The restoration and sustainable management […]

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All you need to know about the Similipal forest fire

For more than two weeks, fires were raging in Odisha’s Similipal forest area. The state government on March 8th claimed that the fire was almost under control and more staff have been deployed to extinguish it. Similipal: A critical biosphere reserve Similipal is included by UNESCO in its list of critical biosphere reserves of the […]

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How ‘carbon sinks’ can help India to battle climate change and become a ‘net zero’ nation

That we need climate action acceleration is an understatement. We are collectively living through a global pandemic, natural disasters across the world have become increasingly frequent and yet the collective focus of humanity remains fragmented and divided over what should be a common strategy to make the planet healthier.  In 2019 though, at the UN […]

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The need to discuss environmental expenditure in the upcoming Union Budget

The budget is for our welfare and what is better for us than sustainability?

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The Majestic Forest Reserve Of Dumna Needs Our Help

Spread over just 1800 acres of forested land, the Dumna forest reserve is home to 57 of the 422 mammal species found in India and has 109 varieties of trees. It is located about 40 meters above the town of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and is governed by the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation. It boasts of […]

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