Water Management and Alternative Energy Promotion through Appropriate Technologies in Hinterlands of Uttarakhand

By Pankaj Tewari on 2 July 2018. Water and energy are two key concerns of communities in mountain regions - and in case of Uttarakhand, they are also interlinked. Although the Himalayas are the source of countless perennial rivers, a substantial share of the population has to face the challenge of water and fuel scarcity. … Continue reading Water Management and Alternative Energy Promotion through Appropriate Technologies in Hinterlands of Uttarakhand

Creating Opportunities for Women through Seaweed Farming

By Inbakandan Dhinakarasamy on 25 February 2019. Fisherwomen gathered as groups and trained to knot the seaweed sap in the nylon rope at Field Research Facility, Centre for Ocean Research, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Muttom, Kanyakumari District, India. Courtesy: author Seaweeds not only provide habitats for marine life and reduce ocean acidity, but … Continue reading Creating Opportunities for Women through Seaweed Farming

In Conversation with: Haseeb Irfanullah on Transboundary Governance and Biodiversity in South Asia

By IUCN CEM Member on 24 December 2018. Dr Haseeb Irfanullah, recently Programme Coordinator at IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Bangladesh Country¬† Office, and presently IUCN CEM member talks to Amartya Deb on transboundary governance of ecosystems and biological diversity in South Indian Peninsula.¬†This is an edited script highlighting few excerpts from the … Continue reading In Conversation with: Haseeb Irfanullah on Transboundary Governance and Biodiversity in South Asia

Removing Geogenic Iron from Water Using Locally Available Seashells. Possible, but is it sustainable?

By Basavaraju Manu, on 22 December 2018.Geogenic iron contamination can be explained by negative health effects caused by a high concentration of iron in water. Laterite is a major available soil type in coastal parts of Karnataka and Kerala. Laterite also contains 30-40 per cent of iron. Risks associated with this type of soil include … Continue reading Removing Geogenic Iron from Water Using Locally Available Seashells. Possible, but is it sustainable?

Involving Fishermen in Conservation of Sharks and Rays

By Inbakandan Dhinakarasamy on 30 November 2018. Photo of Reef Manta Ray, Mobula alfredi (CC BY 2.0), Elias Levy/Flickr. View assessment details in the new IUCN Red List site. The Indian Ocean is increasingly becoming a destination for cartilaginous marine species. Just two years ago 13 new species of rays and sharks were recorded in the … Continue reading Involving Fishermen in Conservation of Sharks and Rays