Neglecting Van-Gujjars in the name of Tiger Reserve

SHUBHAMA SINGH In June 2020, a proposal was forwarded by District Magistrate to Government of Uttar Pradesh to declare the Tiger Reserve in the Shivalik forest range in Western Uttar Pradesh. If approved, this would be the fourth Tiger Reserve in the state. The proposed Tiger Reserve would be located in the foothills of the…

Sundarbans: Pollution and Resultant Vulnerabilities

Akshay in this blog piece looks at human and non-human causes of the Sundarbans’ degradation. After discussing the reasons for degradation and the consequent need for regulation, he exemplifies the importance of Sundarbans owing to their power to mitigate damage from cyclones.

Institutional Approaches for Addressing Priority Challenges in the Sundarbans

Sundarbans are not just one of the most biodiverse regions in the world but also are home to 4.4 million people. Sanjana explores the problems this region is facing and surveys the myriad regulations, laws, and institutions that govern, exploit, conserve this fragile ecosystem.

Myths, Magic and the Mangroves

Policy is about creating a narrative and the present article by Sehrish exemplifies this idiom. In this unique article Sehrish weaves a story around importance of folk lores in developing sustainable environmental regulation. The article not only explores the role of culture in regulation but also shows the importance of bringing communities in environmental regulation.

Environmentally Sustainable Transport: The Problem of Congestion

It is almost a truism to state that populations living in urban area are going to increase manifold over the years. With this comes an imminent need to correspondingly develop institutions that can accommodate this populace. Ayush explores in this article one such facet of the urban landscape which requires concerted effort of policy makers and alike – sustainable urban transport.