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Miscellaneous / Down To Earth

Tribal hunting rights vs wildlife protection laws: Is there a middle ground?

Forest rights in India reflect correlative duties of tribal communities to preserve wildlife and it is in consonance to the fundamental duty under Article 51 A(g)

15 Jun 2021 5:54 pm
What is the history of cheetah re-introduction in India?

After several ups and downs, the cheetah is finally making its way back to India. Down To Earth takes you on this journey

14 Jun 2021 8:23 pm
COVID-19 calls for a thoughtful appraisal about humanitys equation with animals

Animals in captivity in zoos, circuses and other facilities, should be given humane treatment, should not be bred indiscriminately and should be housed in rescue centres if they are unwanted

14 Jun 2021 7:29 pm
Croc kills again: Sixth fatal attack in a year near Bhitarkanika

The national park in Odisha is home to over 1,700 saltwater crocodiles

14 Jun 2021 4:05 pm
Simply Put: Oil aint well

Simply Put: Oil aint well

11 Jun 2021 4:09 pm
Great Apes will lose 90 % of their homelands in Africa in the coming decades

Scientists say the key action to avert losses is ensuring connectivity between ape habitats and by creating new protected areas

9 Jun 2021 6:20 pm
COVID-19: What it is to work from home for women waste-pickers

Most housing units in Bhalaswa village have not been upgraded to support informal waste work. This impacts women’s productivity, security and earnings

9 Jun 2021 4:06 pm
Almost 50,000 birds counted at Chilika lake on May 25

Habitat improvement, availability of food and eviction of prawn gherries in the lake had caused more birds to flock to Chilika this year

2 Jun 2021 4:10 pm