This week’s environment and conservation news stories rolled into one.
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Where is the water to wash my hands?
Regions facing problems of water stress, contamination and inefficient management are wondering where the water to wash hands and maintain hygiene will come from.
During lockdown, foresters try to balance fieldwork & prevention of disease spread
The forest authorities, despite the shortage of manpower and vehicles, are out in the forests patrolling and stopping poaching, forest fires or encroachment.
Travel the great indoors for a glimpse of your city’s natural world
The lockdown period has given rise to some citizen science initiatives and also personal projects that are highlighting India’s urban biodiversity.
How natural habitat destruction can fuel zoonotic diseases
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is likely a global effect of natural habitat destruction combined with the effects of globalisation, experts say.
Slim pickings for strays and pets during COVID-19 lockdown
In the wake of misinformation linking the disease to pets and local community animals, the animals may be deprived of food and essential veterinary care, which could trigger aggressive behaviour.
Ganjam fisherwomen unite to get back fish trade from monopolistic traders
In a coastal village in Odisha, women from the NGO “Samudram” are breaking away from the shackles of traders and achieve financial independence.
Olive ridleys day-nest in Odisha after seven years
However, the ongoing lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 has had no impact on the mass nesting activity, say officials.
COVID-19 proves health, biodiversity & climate action are tied goals [Commentary]
All countries need to act in concert with each other to succeed in order to protect not just the planet, but ourselves and our economies, writes Seema Paul.
COVID-19 lockdown locks down farmers’ income
Farmer leaders and agriculture experts expressed fear that once the lockdown is lifted the crash in crop prices would severely impact the income of millions of farmers.