Law & Governance

Betraying India’s Wildlife

Poor governance, replete with farcical meetings, subjective and improper application of the law, and unilateral decision-making, mars the functioning of the National Board for Wildlife, the apex body on...

‘Gajah’: The Report of the Elephant Task Force

A major report on securing the future for the Elephant in India was today submitted to the Minister of Environment & Forests. The report lays out a comprehensive action agenda for protecting elephants in...

Illegal Sand Mining, Shimsha River, Karnataka

This photographer made this image of illegal sand mining activities going on the Shimsha river bed near Kokkare Bellur (see location below). This could destroy the sanctuary for the Spot-billed Pelicans...

The Offence of Illegal Possession under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

Wildlife trafficking is the fourth largest transnational crime after arms, drugs, and human trafficking as per United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime...

Hunting Festivals of West Bengal — An Untold Story of Wildlife Massacre

All of us are acutely aware of the hunting of megafauna connected with the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade...