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Turned turtle

Conservation of Olive Ridley turtles along the Chennai coast is now a social movement with the fishing community fully supporting it. Hema Vijay profiles Supraja Dharini, the driving force

Green court

The National Green Tribunal that was formed last year to deal with environment related cases will soon have regional benches. India is only the third country to have a dedicated green court

King of fruit

The mango festival in Bhopal witnessed a collection of mangos of all shapes and sizes, and tastes and flavours. One mango that stole the show weighed 3.5 kg, making it India’s largest

Tiger lover

She saw a tiger first as a 3-month-old and photographed one at age 17. Tigers still fascinate 58-year-old Belinda Wright, founder of Wildlife Protection Society of India. Akash Bisht met her

Back green

To chase greenbacks, the easiest way is to go the green way, feels Ritu Primlani, who runs an NGO in California. Anjua Agrawal tracks the route of her successful venture inspired by a woman

Wealth in waste

‘Gold from garbage’ is the motto of Vellore Srinivasan, whose innovative waste management programme has been launched in Bangalore. While providing jobs to many women, the project also produces organic manure, finds Marianne de Nazareth

Tiger’s friend

Unlike the run of the mill politician, Jyoti Mirdha is keen on addressing the ecological and administrative concerns of tiger conservation. But she has a humane approach, says Akash Bisht

On fast track

Cycling enthusiasts in Mumbai are excited at the city’s first cycling track, a 12 km stretch, that was declared open Sunday at BKC. Kavita Kanan Chandra reports the excitement from the spot

Green cyclist

Computer engineer Vaibhav Desai quit his job to hit the road on his bicycle and explore the world. Now, he is on a cycling mission to promote sustainable living, says Sharada Balasubramanian

Tiger's roar

The recent Tiger census has reported an increase in the number of tigers in the country, but tiger lovers cannot be complacent and relax their vigil, say Upamanyu Raju and P C Vinoj Kumar

Sparrow heroes

The ‘unsung heroes’ working for environment, and conservation of the humble sparrow, got their due recognition when they were conferred with the Sparrow Awards, says Rama Devi Menon

The day of the sparrow

Every sparrow has its day and that day falls on March 20. Rama Devi Menon reports on the World Sparrow Day celebrations being planned in the garden city of Bangalore by Nature Forever Society

Bird watching

In Dehradun, where half of India’s known bird species have been documented, plans are on to make the 4th edition of The Great Himalayan Bird Count a great success, reports Kavita Kanan Chandra

Turn to turtle

In a bid to save the endangered Olive Ridley turtles, a ‘festival’ is on in the Konkan coast, which blends conservation with tourism. Kavita Kanan Chandra meets people excited by the event

A natural love

Belying the popular notion that IT professionals prefer a fast urban lifestyle, a young couple from Bengaluru takes to farming on alternate weekends. Sudha Narasimhachar speaks to the unusual couple, bonded naturally, on their passion

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