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Hi, I'm Lalitha Krishnan. I want to reconnect my fellow Indians to nature through storytelling and to share everything I learn by entertaining, creating awareness, and bringing back the ‘awe’ of our natural world seamlessly. Download episodes free and listen at leisure. Read the show notes on earthymatters.blog Keep listening for news, views and, updates from the world of conservation. #indian_wildlife_podcast #podcreator #storiesfromthewild #naturepodcast #podcastfromthehimalaya
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Heart of Conservation Lalitha Krishnan

    • Society & Culture

Hi, I'm Lalitha Krishnan. I want to reconnect my fellow Indians to nature through storytelling and to share everything I learn by entertaining, creating awareness, and bringing back the ‘awe’ of our natural world seamlessly. Download episodes free and listen at leisure. Read the show notes on earthymatters.blog Keep listening for news, views and, updates from the world of conservation. #indian_wildlife_podcast #podcreator #storiesfromthewild #naturepodcast #podcastfromthehimalaya
#indianpodcast #environmentalpodcast #desipodcast #woman_led_podcast
#wildlife_conservation_podcast #edutainment #conservation_podcast

    Aditi Mukherji:What the Drying of Himalayan Springs Means for India Ep#15

    Aditi Mukherji:What the Drying of Himalayan Springs Means for India Ep#15

    Hi, I'm Lalitha Krishnan. My guest is Aditi Mukherji: Principal Researcher at the International Water Management Institute. She is the coordinating lead author of the water chapter of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is to be published in 2021. In her previous job as the Theme Leader of the Water and Air theme at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, she co-edited a report on the effects of climate change on the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. This report that has woken the world to the possible reality that the Hindu Kush Himalayas could lose as much as 90% of its snow and ice by 2100 due to retreating glaciers, glacier-fed rivers, and carbon emissions. She has over 20years of experience working on policies and institutions of water resources management with a special focus on water-energy-food nexus. Photo courtest Aditi Mukerji. Cover Artwork: LalithaKrishnan

    • 26 min
    Bhavna Menon: Saving the Wilderness Through Community Participation Ep#14

    Bhavna Menon: Saving the Wilderness Through Community Participation Ep#14

    Bhavna Menon is the Programme Manager at the Last Wilderness Foundation, an NGO that has been working in three prominent tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh in India. She has been working with LWF for the past nine years and is clearly passionate and convincingly articulate about why engaging with local communities, children and the forest department is a win-win to mitigate human-wildlife conflict and save the wilderness. Show notes coming soon on https://earthymatters.blog/
    Photo courtesy: Bhavna Menon

    • 31 min
    Almitra Patel:The Garbologist who Gave India Solid Waste Management Rules Ep#13

    Almitra Patel:The Garbologist who Gave India Solid Waste Management Rules Ep#13

    Almitra Patel is an environmental policy advocate and anti-pollution activist. Her Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court against the open dumping of municipal solid waste was instrumental in the drafting of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rule in India. Her clean up Indian campaign started 20+ long years long before it hit our billboards. Listen to her fascinating story. Show notes coming soon on earthymatters.blog. You can listen and read to other episodes on my blog.

    • 32 min
    Rohit Chakravarty & Pritha Dey: BatMan and MothLady Ep#12

    Rohit Chakravarty & Pritha Dey: BatMan and MothLady Ep#12

    SEASON TWO. For the first time, I'm interviewing an interesting young researcher-couple who are both experts in their fields. Pritha did her Ph.D. on the diversity patterns of the Geometridae family. Her doctoral work included the study of insect biodiversity loss due to anthropogenic disturbances in the western Indian Himalaya. My second guest is Pritha’s husband Rohit Chakravarty. He is a bat biologist currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin. Listen to some amazing facts and stories. Truly inspiring.
    For more info on bats write to rohit.chakravarty77@gmail.com. For more on moths, write to dey.pritha126@gmail.com
    Show notes coming soon on earthymatters.blog. #listennow

    • 41 min
    EP#11 Dhritiman Mukherjee: The Philosophy of Photography

    EP#11 Dhritiman Mukherjee: The Philosophy of Photography

    For a person who would normally rather communicate through his photographs, in his first podcast-recording, Dhritiman Mukherjee, one of India’s most sought after wildlife photographers, opens up and speaks at length about his own perspectives and the process of his photography. Always lobbying for wildlife, he helps us understand several issues based on his experiences and personal knowledge of over 20 years. Talking of tourism, he explains how it helps wildlife rather than harms. He tells us about some of his conservation efforts including the Narcondam hornbill, which is exclusive to the Narcondam island and other projects documenting the Bengal florican, the Himalayan snow-leopard, brown bears, western tragopan, etc. and why he is never 100% satisfied with his efforts.
    He speaks about his travels on the iconic 2018 Abhor expedition (last conducted 160 years ago) with five WII (Wildlife Institute of India) scientists into parts unknown in Arunachal Pradesh, where they discovered recorded and discovered several species. Briefly, we discuss equipment; he tells us why he isn’t fussy about equipment and what ‘ethics and responsibility’ means for him. He tells us why he has a problem with words like “favourite-species”, ‘proud”, “good” and “bad”, “success and failure” Dhritiman also share a word that he thinks is important to conservation.
    Listen now. Let me know what you think. Write to me at earthymatters013@gmail.com You can read the Show notes soon on my blog. Check out other episode show notes there in the meanwhile.

    • 56 min
    Ep#10 Wild Otters Pvt. Ltd: A Business Model for Conservation.

    Ep#10 Wild Otters Pvt. Ltd: A Business Model for Conservation.

    Otters are kept as pets. Can you imagine? They are a huge part of the illegal wildlife trade. I found out this and more at Wild Otters an otter-research based organization, tucked away in a corner of Chorao island in Goa. Listen to Ecologist and Director, Dr. Katrina Fernandez and Director and Chief of Communications, Kshitij Garg; Katrine Burford-Bradshaw and Shiri Lev and find out what they're doing to conserve the Smooth-coated otter, in its habitat.
    Listen on Spotify, apple podcasts, google podcast and android. Show notes for this episode on earthymatters.blog
    https://earthymatters.blog/2019/06/05/wild-otters-pvt-ltd-a-business-model-for-conservation-ep10/
    Photo and otters sounds courtesy: WildOtters.

    • 27 min

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