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Articles by Sibi Arasu
Invasive problem, mammoth solution: Jumbos of Mudumalai are helping clear invasive plants
The Mudumalai Tiger reserve is using its resident pachyderms to deal with the invasive plants that destroy indigenous species.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 18:06
‘Just like the Taj Mahal, Indian dogs are a part of our heritage’: Interview with Theodore Baskaran
'We need to understand that the people who raised dogs in India were the trappers, hunters, farmhands, workers and loaders, the working class essentially.'
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 17:26
Adivasi athletes from TN win hearts and medals at International Tribal Games in Delhi
Teenage athletes from the Mullu Kurumbar and Paniyar tribes won maximum number of medals at the Games held in New Delhi.
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:04
Protecting forests with law: What Tamil Nadu can learn from Kerala’s Kadar tribe
The Kadar tribe of Kerala claimed and utilized FRA provisions to acquire control of 400 sq kms of forest area. In the process, they also managed to stall a destructive dam from being built.
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:02
How a conflict between different ideas of conservation is hurting the adivasis of Tamil Nadu
Is the forest and wildlife protected better with its people co-existing inside, or do they have to be evicted?
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:54
Tamil Nadu govt turns a blind eye to Forest Rights Act, but the law is empowering forest-dwellers
While the FRA is not implemented at all across Tamil Nadu, the fact that the law exists seems to offer solace to the adivasis and other forest dwellers.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 08:35
Whose forest is it anyway? Tamil Nadu’s disastrous disregard for the Forest Rights Act
Over a decade since the Forest Rights Act was passed, the total progress made in Tamil Nadu equals to exactly zero.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 00:30
Rare sighting of the reclusive cinereous vulture in Nilgiris has ornithologists excited
The world’s largest bird of prey, the cinereous vulture, which rarely comes below central India was spotted inside the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve last week.
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 15:47
The man who listens to trees: Meet the botanist who helped Karnataka's Soligas secure their livelihood
For more than two decades now, Professor R Ganesan and his colleagues have been trying to hear what the flora of India’s southern mountains are saying.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:44