Fish count at Ashtamudi reveals change in species composition
Decline in species diversity, increasing presence of marine fish, and dip in commercially important varieties such as pearl sport (karimeen) and mud crab (kayal njandu) — Ashtamudi Fish Count (AFC) 2022 reveals stark variations in the ichthyofauna of the waterbody, a designated Ramsar site.The first fish census was jointly organised by the Department of Fisheries, ATREE, and the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, carried out by researchers and experts with the help of fishers.
Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet announces Simon Harford as CEO and Ravi Venkatesan as Board Chair
ATREE Trustee, Ravi Venkatesan, announced as Board Chair of Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet. We extend our hearty congratulations!
₹100-crore ‘eco budget’, blue plastic management scheme on the cards
As climate change and conservation are firmly in focus the world over, the Karnataka Government has announced an “eco budget” of ₹ 100 crore to “compensate the negative effect created on the forest system due to natural and human interventions over past five years”. However, recent reports show that the amount of forest land diverted in Karnataka for non-forestry purposes since 2016-21 is about 1,355 hectares.
Wildlife wonders of the Tamiraparani river
Trails of Tamiraparani – a new coffee table book – captures the flora and fauna, and cultural changes around the river that originates from the southern Western Ghats
Web-GIS platform created in Chhattisgarh to resolve conflict while filing CFR claims
The district administration of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, along with ATREE, has digitised revenue and forest department maps to ease the process of allotting claims to titles under Community Forest Rights (CFR). Chhattisgarh has granted 3,400 CFR titles in 28 districts through January 2022 of which, 193 were from Bastar district itself.
New species of predatory parasitic wasp found
The insect kills gall-forming mites that are harmful to an economically important plant
India falsely claims forestry progress in ‘skewed’ report, experts warn
By counting plantations and urban parks as forests, the Indian government hides deforestation caused by industrial projects
Rare bird, forest protectors clash with India's clean energy vision
That was the case for residents of Sangnara village in Gujarat, who last August protested to save a nearby forest the government had leased to four companies for a planned wind farm with 40 turbines.
Research needs to leave the ivory tower of academia
For sustainability science to offer relevant solutions, research models must move closer to practice and address questions that emerge from the community, instead of academia alone.
New gecko species discovered in Western Ghats at Attappadi
“The geckos play a huge role in insect control. Other than perhaps creating an eerie feeling for humans, they are harmless and play a significant role."