Category Archives: India

Tigers and People in West Bengal

The Observer of 26.10.08 has a compelling story about the increase in the number of attacks by tigers in West Bengal. Yet it’s not just a recent problem. In the village of Deulbari there have been 15 attacks already this … Continue reading

Posted in India, Nature & Conservation, Wildlife | 1 Comment

No More Ivory on EBay!

From January 2009, and not a minute too soon, eBay will begin to enforce a global ban of ivory sales from its market website. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), more than 4000 ivory products have been … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Campaigns, General, India, Nature & Conservation | 7 Comments

Indian farmers refuse to give Tata Motors land.

Since the dawn of industrialisation the trend has been for the city limits to expand almost relentlessly. Not only have new suburbs pushed outwards but also new industry, hungry for cheap land to house their factories. Tata Motors are no … Continue reading

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Less western research monies for agriculture causes food crisis.

image: the brown plant hopper Article Experts say that during the food surpluses of recent decades, governments and development agencies lost focus on the importance of helping poor countries improve their agriculture. The budgets of institutions that delivered the world from … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Development, Disease, Food & Agriculture, Funding, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Politics, Poverty, US | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Vulture restaurant opens

image: photographer Nick Tudor Article Vulture numbers have plummeted catastrophically in south Asia since the 1990s. Scientists were flummoxed by the mysterious mass die-off of the scavenging birds until researchers linked the deaths to vultures eating dead cattle treated with … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Community Projects, Food & Agriculture, India, Nature & Conservation, Rural communities, Wildlife | Tagged | 6 Comments

“Soul Man”

Photograph: Andrew Graham-Brown/AGB Films Satish Kumar.  Inspired by Ghandi and a man called Bertrand Russell, Satish Kumar and his companion began a Peace Walk” in 1962 from India to the four corners of the nuclear world.  And, more impressively, they took … Continue reading

Posted in India, Nature & Conservation, Nuclear, People, Protest | 11 Comments

Delhi Commonwealth Games problems

APPEAL to stop Commonwealth Games Construction on Yamuna This comes to you from Delhi Greens. The Yamuna River exists on an ecologically sensitive floodplain which supplies much of Delhi’s drinking water. As Delhi urbanizes and its population quickly grows, water … Continue reading

Posted in Development, India, Planning, Politics, Protest, Sustainablity, Urban, Water | Tagged | 11 Comments