Farmers’ Conclave: Sustainable Livelihoods in Dryland Regions

Dear Friend, Greetings from Pipal Tree, Bangalore! Pipal Tree, in collaboration with Sahaja Samrudha, is hosting a get-together of farmers from the dry-land regions of India from 18-20 December 2017 at Fireflies Intercultural Centre, Bangalore. This get-together of farmers is aimed at sharing best innovative and traditional practices in dry-land farming and allied activities, identifying issues and challenges…

Delhi Smog Caused By Stubble Burning In India’s Bread Basket

The burning of crop residue in Punjab and Haryana is creating serious air pollution hazard over Northern India. They have  contributed significantly to the catastrophic levels of air pollution in the national capital. The development has refocused the importance of charting out ways to implement sustainable agricultural practices to combat global warming, a prime concern…

The Remarkable Story Behind One Photograph And A Nation’s Work To Protect Tigers In Bhutan

Bhutan is a conservation giant among nations, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India are proud to have partnered with Bhutan for more than five years to protect its tigers and other wildlife from poaching, illegal trafficking and human-wildlife conflict. Over the past five years, IFAW and WTI have…

Bangladesh Refugees Flood Into Overcrowded Cities Due To Climate Change

  The devastating effects of climate change — floods, salinization of land, destructive super cyclones, and reduced agricultural yields — have displaced millions of people from rural Bangladesh. Almost half a million people flee to Bangladesh’s capital every year.  Hundreds of thousands of people each year flee to Dhaka, one of the most densely populated…