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Research Publications

A.     Research Publications (Wildlife)

1.      Co-Author- Wildlife Inventory and Proposal for Sloth Bear Conservation Reserve in Marihan-Sukrit-Chunar Landscape of Mirzapur Forest Division, Uttar Pradesh (2019) Link

2.      Co-Author Sloth Bears of Mirzapur- Report on Sloth Bear Habitats, Assessment of Human-Bear Conflict and Identification of Suitable Corridors for Wildlife Conservation in District Mirzapur of Uttar Pradesh (2017) Link

B.      Research Publications (Environmental Law/Policy)

1.      Co-Author-Forestation on Private Land in Karnataka, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (2021) Link

2.      Co-Author- Safeguarding Wildlife Beyond Protected Areas in India: A Review of Laws, Policies and Other Conservation Tools, RGNUL Student Research Review (2021) Link

3.      Co-Author- ‘Courting the Environment: Implementation of Environmental Judgments (2021) Link

4.      Co-Author- The Management of Environment Relief Fund (2020) Link

5.      Co-Author- Environmental Clearances and Monitoring in India: Report Card for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (2017) Link

6.      Co-Author- Cleaning Delhi’s Air: Implementation Action Plan, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (2017) Link

C.      Research Publications (Remote Sensing & GIS)

1.      L. Goparaju, Temporal dynamics of above ground biomass of Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India: conjunctive use of field and Landsat data (2021). Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy Link

2.      L. Goparaju, F. Ahmad, D. Sinha, Quantification and Conservation Status of Forests Fragments of Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests—A Geospatial Analysis Running Head: Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests. Contemporary Problems of Ecology. 12, 629–641 (2019), doi:10.1134/s1995425519060131. Link

3.      L. Goparaju, F. Ahmad, D. Sinha, Spatial Analysis of Wildlife Habitat around Madihan forests of Mirzapur district, Uttar Pradesh in India, using Geospatial Technology. Folia Forestalia Polonica. 60, 73–79 (2018), doi:10.2478/ffp-2018-0007. Link

4.      L. N. Goparaju, F. Ahmad, D. Sinha, Wildlife habitat suitability analysis around Madihan forest, Mirzapur district, Uttar Pradesh, India: A Geospatial approach. Eurasian Journal of Forest Science. 5, 13–28 (2017), doi:10.31195/ejejfs.327362. Link

5.      L. Goparaju, D. Sinha, Forest cover change analysis of dry tropical forests of Vindhyan highlands in Mirzapur district, Uttar Pradesh (2017). Link

D.     Critique & Review of New Laws & Amendments

1.      Co-Author- Comments on the Proposed Amendments to Forest Conservation Act, 1980 to Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (2021) Link

2.      Co-authored two reviews of Draft EIA Notification 2020 submitted to Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (2020) Link1 (VENHF), Link 2 (VCLP)

3.        Co-Author- Review of Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016 to Ministry of Home Affairs (2016) Link

4.        Co-Author- Submission on Amendment of the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989 and the Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996 to Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (2016) Link

5.        Co-Author- Submission to Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change on Draft Notification for declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zone around Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary (2015) Link

6.        Co-Author- Submission to Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change on Draft Notification on Emission Standards for Coal Based Thermal Power Plants (2015) Link

E.      Op-Eds in News & Magazines

1.   1.            How the Karnataka High Court missed the forests for the trees | Bar & Bench, 26 September 2021

2.            आफ़त क्यों बन रही है बारिश? (कवर स्टोरी) | Dainik Bhaskar Newspaper-Print Edition, 01 August 2021

3.            क्यों जल रहे हैं हमारे जंगल? (Cover Story) | Dainik Bhaskar Newspaper-Print Edition, 25 April 2021

4.            Bare Truth: Why We Need to Save Our Sloth Bears | Roundglass Sustain, April, 2021

5.            क्यों बिगड़ रहा है मौसम का मिज़ाज? (Cover Story) | Dainik Bhaskar Newspaper-Print Edition, 17 January 2021

6.            Covid proved that India needs a dedicated Wildlife Protection Authority | The Print, 21 July 2020

7.            The Success Story of Kaziranga’s Tigers – Unpacking the Dichotomy | Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy Blogs, 02 April 2020

8.            Bearing Up Well, Conserving the last wilderness of Mirzapur as a habitat of the sloth bear | Saevus magazine, March 2020

9.            Decoding the Economics of Ganga Waterway (National Waterways-1) | SANDRP, 08 February 2019

10.         Odd-Even Scheme Looks Like a Farce When Every Other Policy Is Encouraging Cars | CNN News 18, 09 January 2018

11.         Sloth Bears of Mirzapur: A Study from the Vindhyan Landscape of Eastern Uttar Pradesh | Conservation India, 05 December 2017

12.         Understanding the Indian Sloth Bear | Protected Area Update Vol XXIII, No. 4, August 2017

13.         The need to reform environment clearance process | India Together, 24 May 2017

14.         To discover the 'rights of a river', first think like a river | The Ecologist, 22 May 2017

15.         Skeletal Existence | Down to Earth, 16 February 2017

16.         Impacts of Ganga Waterways Plan on its ecology and the people | SANDRP, 11 August 2016

17.         Is India’s Environmental Governance Going Through Its Biggest Crisis Ever? | The Wire, 29 June 2016

18.         The Geospatial Information Bill will deal a body blow to environmental democracy in India | Scroll, 03 June, 2016

19.         Is Amravati really a 'capital' choice? | India Together, 06 October 2015

20.         Coal-based power plants: What is the government missing? India Together, 02 July 2015

21.         State must ensure water accessibility to all: Bombay HC | SANDRP, 09 January 2015

22.         Kanhar Project in UP: Another unwanted dam | SANDRP, 29 December 2014

23.         Power play at a Thermal Power Plant in Mirzapur | EJOLT, 21 August 2014

24.         Reviving the Ganga, at the cost of its ecology! India Together, 09 August 2014

25.         Water for Power: Irrigation Dam to be Used for Thermal Power- Drinking Water Supply of BHU, Agriculture, and Existence of Waterfalls at Risk | SANDRP, 20 March 2014