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Ashwini Ramesh shares notes from her interactions and learning from physicist-cum-naturalist Ramana Athreya, credited with the discovery of a rare and critically endangered bird. “..and this is Planet Earth” echoed David Attenborough. I sat transfixed as I watched the beautiful male bird-of-paradise perform its mating dance ritual. In my eighteen years of education, I had […]

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Written by Gajendra Singh S “For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all”- Aristotle   Thar Desert is one of the most arid environments on earth. This region of rolling sand hills and […]

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MEET OUR STAFF: Dr. Vidya Athreya Her work on leopard ecology has helped bring a new dimension to understanding human-wildlife conflict.   A woman in a male-dominated field of large cat biology, Dr Vidya Athreya, is the only one of her kind to be featured in a popular Indian film on wildlife ecology. The Marathi […]

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The life of Yamuna and her son has been positively impacted thanks to the Karnataka Bank Written by Anisha Iyer The life Yamuna has lived has been nothing short of challenging. Her family has been residing for 15 years in theKerekatte Range of the Kudremukh National Park. Yamuna first moved into the national park after […]

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From freeing a snake caught in a snare, to witnessing a sparring match between a leopard and pack of dholes, to startling a pair of tiger cubs, Satish Nagathan regales with real tales from the Andhra-Telangana landscape.   ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಮಾಯಾಲೋಕದಿಂದ ಪೂರ್ವ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಬಂಡೆಗಾಡುಗಳವರೆಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಪಯಣ.. ಗತಿಸಿಹೋದ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮೆಲಕು ಹಾಕುತ್ತ.. ಸತೀಶ ಗಣೇಶ ನಾಗಠಾಣ. ಮುಂದುವರೆದ ಭಾಗ… […]

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Between weeds, untreated sewage and commercial prawn culture, Chilika lake has had its bit of a struggle for survival. On World Environment Day, we take a look at its journey. Written by Vishal Rasal Long ago, long before the history we know, mountains were believed to have wings. They could fly at the speed of […]

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A unique island of biodiversity within the bustling Mumbai city, the SGNP is a study in so many contrasts.   A national park or an urban city park? A tough answer to give after a brief visit to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali in Mumbai. The place looks much like Bangalore’s Cubbon Park or […]

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Pulled in for an emergency, a field biologist finds a scalpel thrust into her hands and told to extract pieces of the intestine and lung tissues from the carcass of a dead tigress for the pathology tests. Written by Priya Ranganathan   Five-thirty in the morning is far too early for a telephone call. I cracked […]

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By Divya Krishnan   Pangolins are the introverts of the animal kingdom. They are nocturnal, solitary and shy creatures and for this very reason, remain elusive to the scientific community at large. Amongst the 8 species surviving across Asia and Africa, they range from a weight of 1.6kgs to a maximum of 33 kgs and […]

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Written by Anisha Iyer A young boy living on the outskirts of a forest area used to help his father keep wildlife away from their crops. These were farmlands prone to wild boars, deers, sambars and sloth bears. Little did this young man know that he would grow up to be the Principal Chief Conservator […]

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