Sanctuary celebrates the fact that India is demonstrating to the world that we can and will shift our energy priorities away from carbon towards wind and solar, among other options. But that old cliché holds good… the way to hell is paved by good intentions. Establishing windfarms smack in the middle of vulnerable biodiversity hotspots amounts to throwing the baby out with the bathwater. These farms need approach roads and infrastructures that must be set up keeping in mind both wind speeds and the imperative of protecting ecosystems that sequester and store carbon and supply us with water
Photo: Viraj Khorjuwekar
Species: Fan-throated lizard Sarada sp. Location: Satara, Maharashtra Details: Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 mm. f/3.5-5.6, Shutter speed: 1/640 sec., Aperture: f/8.0, ISO 200, Focal length: 40 mm. Image taken: May 26, 2013; 11:13 a.m.