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Colours of Nature

Bringing birds closer to you

We don’t really know how many birds are present and how are they distributed across different places and difference seasons. To fill this crucial knowledge gap, citizens and scientists came together to develop this wonderful resource.

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Miscellaneous

30th August to 6th September, 2020

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People and the Environment

Environment Impact Assessment: Overhaul of India’s green norms

Environmental impact assessment in India have been evolving since the 1900s. Amendments in existing notifications and even release of new notifications in this regard keep happening. But are they efficient enough or just namesake?

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People and the Environment

We asked, you answered

On the occasion of World Environment Day, 2020 we asked people about the environmental concerns that bother them the most.

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Photographs

Water Women

In developing countries, women and girls are responsible for water collection in 7 out of 10 households. On an average, they walk 1 hour a day to collect water.

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Photographs

Thoughts…

No color makes the unheard voice louder

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Colours of Nature

Covid19 effect- Environment speaks

We have been living with diseases from time immemorial. In fact, we seem to have tried to adapt to sicknesses that have befallen us. This century brought to us the spread of the pandemic but what does that mean for our ecosystem.

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People and the Environment

Nature’s mark on technology

People have been lifting ideas from Mother Nature for decades. This has been termed as biomimicry with many successful examples worldwide.

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Colours of Nature

Bats, not flying rats

Bats form a quarter of the total mammals present on the Earth. WPA,1972 included bat species in vermin category after which conservation studies were started. This being said, these little beings are much undervalued than they can be accountable for.

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Colours of Nature

The Sixth extinction

Mass extinctions have been taking place on Earth since the beginning itself. Many species have been gained and lost over time. But, with the human imposed overuse of the Earth’s resources climate crisis has become real. And with that, so has the sixth wave of extinction.

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Colours of Nature

Wildlife Conservation: Is it enough?

In the year 1972, Wildlife Protection Act came into existence with hundreds of species listed and then unlisted from it over the years. To assist in conservation, efforts started to protect as many species as possible. After many years of conservation, what has been the progress so far.

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Colours of Nature

Story behind Surajkund lake

The annual kumbh ka mela organized in Haryana is one of the most attended fair in Haryana. It is organized near the peacock lake which is slowly losing all of it’s water.

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People and the Environment

GHG Inventories- a measure to manage

International treaties have been signed since climate change became a big concern. It started off with UNFCCC with countries all over the world ratifying it. How are the countries contributing their bits to the commitments bid? How is this being managed?