Out of Place and Out of Space – Translocation and the Urban Monkey

Aditi Dhillon This year, in June 2021, the Karnataka High Court passed a judgement according to which monkeys entering residential spaces were to be translocated and moved to their natural habitat by the state. This judgement, however, was not one of its kind. It was, in fact, along the lines of a judgement passed by … Continue reading Out of Place and Out of Space – Translocation and the Urban Monkey

Compensatory Afforestation – Where is the Land?

Divya Mehra It is well established that India is an 'under-construction' country. As a developing economy, the country invests a significant amount of its budget in new development projects that are being proposed, planned, and implemented at the regional or local level. Very often the land for development projects is taken from the forest area … Continue reading Compensatory Afforestation – Where is the Land?

A Brief on Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites for Wetland Restoration

Shiwani One of the important steps in wetland restoration is managing the invasive or weed species (SER Report, 2019).  A common invasive plant that is a threat to the ecological health of wetland ecosystems is a family of grasses called phragmites (Phragmites karka). These are dominant wetland plants and are found all around the world, … Continue reading A Brief on Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites for Wetland Restoration