Firmly rooted and well into the third month of our home grown reference periodical now. Love love love. That is what the human team has decided to talk about. As you will notice once you are reading this issue, we have settled on looking at inter-species relations and how these can perhaps be likened to love as humans understand. And of course the usuals of every month are all in there.
A STUDY IN GREEN: COACHING CENTRE IN BIHAR GIVES FREE CLASSES TO POOR IN EXCHANGE FOR SAPLINGS
A coaching institute in Bihar asked students to plant 18 saplings as admission fees to help impart free education to the poor while also conserving the environment. And the great thing is that the institute has helped plant 110,000 saplings since it was founded in 2008.
MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO PAY EXTRA FOR PRODUCTS THAT HELPS CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES
Over 70 per cent people think businesses that consume scarce natural resources should be taxed at a higher rate. Majority of the respondents were fine with paying more for products that don’t go through natural resource-intensive production processes. The sentiment was stronger in developing countries, especially China, India, Colombia, Chile and Peru.
NATURALISTS HELP REKINDLE A SENSE OF WONDER
The great outdoors has never held so much appeal as when people were forced to stay indoors during the pandemic. Here are two of many wildlife enthusiasts who find ways to acquaint people with nature.
INDIAN BIOLOGIST WINS GLOBAL AWARD IN TURTLE CONSERVATION
Indian biologist Shailendra Singh has been awarded the Behler Turtle Conservation Award for bringing three critically endangered turtle conservation species back from the brink of extinction. Shailendra Singh’s work has been recognised for ‘being the last hope for the wild survival’ of some species of turtles in India.
600 SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS SEEK URBAN TREE PROTECTION ACT IN TAMIL NADU
Over 600 school and college students from Tamil Nadu have just joined the rapidly swelling ranks of young environmental activists.These youngsters are battling for a strong hedge of protection around trees in urban spaces and non-forested tracts.
MUMBAI GETS ITS FIRST INTERACTIVE BIODIVERSITY MAP
Last year, the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic (MMM), a collective of Mumbaikars and environmental organisations launched a static biodiversity map for the city. Illustrated by cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty, who is known for his comics on nature and conservation, an interactive version of the map is now online.
AMITA DESHPANDE’S RECHARKHA IS GIVING A NEW SPINE TO DISCARDED PLASTIC
Using the charkha and looms, Pune-based reCharkha – The EcoSocial Tribe, up-cycles plastic waste by spinning it into yarn and then weaving it on looms into plastic fibre. The fibre is made into a wide range of products such as bags, cutlery, home decor products.
NEWS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE THAT MAKES YOU SMILE. EVERY MONTH.