Documents show that the ideas that serve as a basis for the drafting process have little to do with forest protection, focusing instead on ease of doing business. A sure-fire recipe for controversy.
The ability of the Solega to adapt their own activities to mitigate conflict with wild animals make them ideal partners for conservationists in the fight to preserve local biodiversity, and protect endangered species.
The grasslands in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts are being converted into agricultural land, real estate, and tree plantations.
"Researchers found that one-quarter of mammal species in the wildlife trade host 75 percent of the known zoonotic viruses. Compared to domesticated and non-traded species, commonly traded mammals had a ‘much higher’ risk of transmission.
Over the past two decades, Nilgiris has emerged as a centre for environmental action with cases related to pollution, encroachment of forests or unique local ecology.
Misguided compassion towards street dogs often leads to major human-dog conflict and worsens the problem. Every action of individuals or animal welfare organisations must be carefully thought through, ensuring the welfare of both people and animals.