Neha Sinha

The writer is with the Bombay Natural History Society. Her views are personal.

Articles By Neha Sinha

A voice, under 35: Freedom isn’t enough

Freeing caged birds is not justice. We need to phase out bird trade

Free water and pipe dreams

AAP’s 700 litres will create challenges in sewage treatment and groundwater replenishment

Stop patrolling by tourists in tiger reserves: MoEF to MP

The Union Environment and Forests Ministry has asked Madhya Pradesh to immediately withdraw its order,allowing tourists to patrol tiger reserves.

Not double or nothing

We can’t double our tigers. But there’s so much else to do

Court panel inspects statue complex,says plant more trees

The Noida ‘statue complex’ for which the Uttar Pradesh government cut nearly 8,000 trees is now all set to get a thick forest cover.

The reluctant cat

Sariska wants more tourists,and has pinned its hopes and plans on Ranthambhore tigers. But will the cats play along?

Plan to return cheetah to India okayed,three sites identified

The cheetah will run again in India. The Ministry of Environment and Forests today cleared a Rs 300-crore plan to raise 18 cheetahs at three sites.

‘Dirty roads behind Delhi’s dust haze’

Enkempt roads,covered with construction waste and dust,are harming us more than just being eyesores.

Another male tiger shifted to Sariska

In an operation that was personally monitored by Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh,a male tiger was on Tuesday translocated ...

‘Unlike India,the army protects the wildlife in our national parks. But we don’t have a lot of money for tiger conservation’

2010 is the year which will see,for the first time,a number of international summits on the tiger,culminating in the first ever summit of head of states from tiger countries in Russia....

With rains,slithery visitors keep city on toes

At the gates of Delhi Public School in Indirapuram on Tuesday,two men were on a mission. Before the bell rang to mark the end of school for the day and excited children started rushing out,the men had to catch an unlikely day-boarder — an adult king cobra — from below the school gates.

Rain clears air,Delhi hopes trick works for Games too

The rains over the past few days might have brought the city to a halt,but they have given Delhi a much-needed break from air pollution.

MoEF panel against mining in MP area

If Project Tiger has its way,there will be no more coal mining in Chhindwara — on a forest corridor nestling Pench and Satpura tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh....

Trucks to be kept out of Delhi during Games

The Delhi government may have shied away from banning private vehicles during the Commonwealth Games,but the Capital will be out of bounds for trucks not headed for the city.

Delhi colonies to have demarcated areas for feeding dogs

The dog-feeders and dog-haters of Delhi can breathe easy for now. The Animal Welfare Board of India,on the directions of the Delhi High Court,has demarcated spots in colonies where stray dogs can legally be fed.

Kerala govt runs into tiger panel

The Kerala government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court opposing a ban on night traffic on stretches of two National Highways...

War of words over glaciers: Jairam calls Gore ‘climate evangelist’

It is another international war of words on the Himalayan glaciers,with the same central theme: whose problem,and responsibility,are the Himalayan glaciers?....

Despite ban,plastic bags still clog airports,railway stations

There might be a ban on plastic bags in the city,but they form about a third of the huge mountains of plastic waste generated by the three main railway stations and two airports in the Capital every day.

‘No tribals in Delhi,so can’t implement Act’

The Delhi government finds itself in a piquant situation over the implementation of the Tribals and Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act.

Rub of green for hotels within airport

A Slew of accommodation options are set to hit the airport,but with some ‘green’ responsibility.