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Recognizing conservation heroes from the Himalayas

On Sacred Values and Conservation at the 10th TN Khoshoo Awards...more

Lake hygiene a religion


41-day-long plastic cleaning campaign as a religious activity ...more

Relating to wetlands


Select images from a photo exhibition, Athijeevanam 2013, speak about the relationship humans have with wetlands ...more

FRA and future forest governance


Last month, the 20-member National Forest Rights Act Committee set up jointly by the MoEF and MoTA submitted its report ...more

Debatable Wetlands Conservation and Management Rules, 2009


The first draft Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2009, if applied in its present form, will exclude local communities from any say ...more

Initiating dialogue on NEPA


In response to the Ministry of Environment and Forest’s initiative to propose a new National Environmental Protection Authority (NEPA), a group of individuals from civil society...more

Miles to go, still…


In an exercise that acknowledges individual claims under the RFRA, the government organized a land distribution programme at Yarakatte, ...more

Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2009

The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has recently published a draft Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2009 and was made available for public comments. ATREE’s Wetland conservation team has done a detailed analysis of the same and the suggestions were submitted to the ministry.

Workshop on inland fisheries bill

With the objective of combining the existing bills related to Inland fisheries, Government of Kerala has recently notified a draft, 'Kerala Inland Fishery Bill (2010)'. Fisheries experts and traditional fishermen of the inland fisheries sector are apprehensive about the Bill.

Patents versus ecological interdependence

With the introduction of Biological Diversity Act, 2002, which restricts availability of genetic resources from India to the rest of the world, we have sent an unsolicited invitation for equal and opposite reactions…Let the Genes Cross Borders, Down to Earth.

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