17.07.20

Shifting lives in the mangroves: Is concrete the way forward in rebuilding the Sunderbans?

by Megnaa Mehtta and Debjani Bhattacharyya    Since 2007, the Bay of Bengal basin has seen at least 15 major cyclones, including Sidr in 2007, Aila in 2009, Phailin in 2013, Hudhud in 2014, Bulbul in 2019 and Amphan this year. Amphan made landfall in the Sunderbans, home to five million people, on May 20. […]

05.06.19

It’s time to break out your ‘Save the Rainforest’ T-Shirt – and reflect on your consumption and voting habits while you’re at it

Escalating environmental and social destruction in Brazil needs to be stopped urgently to protect vital biomes and their inhabitants in order to halt further deforestation, extinction and global warming. Why should we care and what can we do?

24.01.19

Elephants and Sesame

Blog post by SIID Director Dan Brockington, telling the story of how a malfunctioning Wildlife Management Area causes a dilemma for development in Mbomaminijika, Tanzania. Originally posted Nov 13 2018 by NEPSUS.  There is an old adage among Marxists that the one thing worse than being exploited by capital is not being exploited by it […]

19.06.18

Volgograd: how a dam on the mighty Volga almost killed off the caviar fish

How the Volgograd Dam, and the demand for black caviar, is pushing the great Sturgeon fish to extinction

24.05.18

Kenya’s death penalty plan for poachers has stirred a hornet’s nest

Should the death penalty be considered as part of legitimate “action” for biodiversity?

10.05.18

If we ever have a ‘Green Economy’ would we know that we live in one?

What makes a green economy?