Your Environment This Week: Call for sustainable tiger conservation, dancing frogs in the Western Ghats and carbon trading

This week’s environment and conservation news stories rolled into one.

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European Union’s collusion with fishing lobbies is damaging the Indian Ocean tuna, say critics

The EU dominates tuna fishing in the Indian ocean. Its industrial fishing vessels have overfished the yellowfin, a stock that is now perilously close to collapse.

A yellowfin tuna.

[Commentary] The millet revival can overcome pitfalls of the Green Revolution

Once considered a low-status food, millets are now preferred by high-end consumers in urban markets, for their nutritional properties.

[Interview] Conservation scientist Joli Rumi Borah on integrating traditional knowledge in research

How can vernacular language help in making science more accessible? How can we integrate the knowledge of local communities in research? Joli Rumi Borah talks about her field experiences from Nagaland.

Banding birds in Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo from Joli Rumi Borah.

Why the dancing frog may no longer be able to shake a leg

Malformations such as a missing eye or a deformed limb have been noted in the Kottigehar dancing frog, possibly due to anthropogenic stressors.

The Kottigehar dancing frog belongs to the family Micrixalidae, one of the oldest families of frogs in the Western Ghats. It is categorised as an evolutionary distinct and globally endangered (EDGE) species.

Coexistence and sustainable development in demand as tiger population reaches close to saturation point

As the wild cat’s population increases, experts opine that tiger conservation must be seen through the prism of sustainable development.

Study looks at India’s rural work guarantee scheme through a climate lens

The climate co-benefits of the MGNREGS have remained enshrouded by the scheme’s primary goals of poverty alleviation and social security. 

India prepares for a domestic carbon market with release of a draft carbon trading scheme

A carbon market has the potential to reduce the cost of achieving Nationally Determined Contributions and net-zero goals, say experts.

After being hit by heat last year, wheat crop suffers from excessive, untimely rains this year

After last year’s heatwave, wheat crops in several states have suffered a huge loss due to heavy rain in March this year.

Wheat harvest happening in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. The wheat export reached to $1742 million when the government of India decided to put ban on it. Photo by Yann Forget/Wikimedia Commons.



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