Environmental Conservation

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Chaitanya Solanki
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Ritayan Mukherjee
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George Jerry Jacob
Khazans are part of a traditional agro-aqua integrated system practised by local communities for equitable sharing of resources between farmers and fishers. They are reclaimed lands recovered from marshes, with bunds preventing the ingress of tidal waters. They are generally used for pisciculture…
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George Jerry Jacob
This interview was conducted with Xavier Rodrigues, a resident of Raia, Goa in October 2018. He is part of the Biodiversity Committee of Raia village and has a thorough understanding of the khazan system.  Following is an edited transcript of the interview. George Jacob (GJ): Is there a history of…
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George Jerry Jacob
The Zuari is a tidal river originating in the Dighi ghat of the Sahyadris in Karnataka. The Mandovi and Zuari Rivers are joined by the Cumbarjua canal near their estuaries give rise to the largest estuarine complex of Goa which is the lifeline of its economy. The rivers and the surrounding…
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Kokila Bhandari
One of the biggest fairs of northern India, Jhande ka Mela is celebrated on the fifth day after the festival of Holi known as Chaitra Krishna Paksh ki Panchmi in commemoration of the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Rai, who is said to have christened what we today know as the city of Dehradun. This…
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Dr P.S. Easa
Elephants have been managed in captivity in the country for a long time. Elephants have been captured from the wild using different techniques depending on the countries or regions. Traditional methods like Khedda, pit method, etc. are recently replaced with chemical capture. The captured elephants…
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Anusha Sundar
  Anusha Sundar: How do we understand colonial processes of space ordering—the emergence of sanctuaries and protected areas—with anxieties about itinerant communities?   Varun Sharma: Itinerant communities is a broad terminology that is not limited to denotified communities alone. Space reordering…
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