Economic value of ecosystem services

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American biologist E O Wilson once said, “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” In today’s world, people pay for these services (in an urban setup) generously, and yet, nature provides that same for free. How then, has it always been taken for granted?

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Interview with a Jenu Kuruba Tribe Leader

heraldDo most of us caught in the gridlock over the issue of relocation of tribals living in reserve forests and national parks concede the simple Right to Life to people who seek it the most? Tribal leader J T Rajappa shoots the question at us on our visit! Continue reading