Orphan elephants play at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Luggard, a lively three-year-old, limps behind the rest of his ragtag troupe of orphan elephants, halting to graze or rub against a tree. When he was just five months old, Luggard was found struggling to keep up with his herd in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park. He had been shot twice.
The road links Wakad with Pimpri-Chinchwad and so is crucial. In 2012, only a 24-metre-road was constructed. However, the open land was encroached and temporary sheds were set up, which have now developed into permanent shops. read more
Following allegations of land encroachment levelled by a municipal councillor on the society running Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, the Ghaziabad Development Authority(GDA) has constituted a committee to look into the matter. read more
An indigenous child of Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe looks on in an area deforested by invaders, after a meeting was called in the village of Alto Jamari to face the threat of land grabbers. Ten days after Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, dozens of men armed with machetes, chainsaws and firearms entered the protected area, hacking a pathway beneath the jungle canopy to stake their claims.
Work on the Sohna elevated road project is likely to commence by next month as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has said it will remove encroachments along this road in Badshahpur village over the next 15 days. read more
Places such as Laxmi Nagar, Shahdara, Seelampur, Burari and Lajpat Nagar, where Hindustan Times conducted spot checks, have almost no functional footpaths. Most of them have either been encroached upon or broken while others have been designed poorl... read more