Ecosystems Tag


India: Naturally Ours

India is spread over an area of 3.29 million sq km, which is approximately 2.5% of the earth’s total land area, and encompasses a wide variety of ecosystems harbouring 7% of the world’s flora and 6.5% of the world’s fauna! India ranks among the world’s 17 most megadiverse countries. The Western Ghats, the Eastern Himalayas, the Indo-Burma region and the Sundaland – four of the...


Wetlands: the lifeline of our cities

When was the last time you sat by a river, or a lake, and looked at its waters and marvelled at its beauty? When was the last time you rushed past a stinking river, or a stagnating lake, and closed your nose without even glancing at its dying waters? In our answers to these two questions lies the fate of our wetlands. Today, let us take...