What we are reading (March 27-April 1)

1) Conservation & Human-Animal Interactions
In defence of Arikomban
Tl;dr: The High Court of Kerala stopped the state from capturing an elephant, known to ‘raid’ ration shops in search of rice. Residents protested against the court order, saying the court did not appreciate the ground reality i.e. the frequent raids and damage.

  1. Why the Rush to Mine Lithium Could Dry Up the High Andes
    Tl;dr: “what is good for the global climate may be a disaster for some of the world’s rarest and most precious ecosystems — salt flats, wetlands, grazing pastures, and flamingo lakes high in the Andean mountains”

  1. 50th anniversary of Project Tiger: Thread by conservationist and historian Raza Kazmi