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On the occasion of World Pangolin Day (February 15), Mridula Vijairaghavan, Legal Advisor with WCS-India, writes about a heart-wrenching incident with a pangolin in distress. She says that despite having the highest level of legal protection for pangolins in India, they continue to be rampantly traded. In fact, they are said to be the highest trafficked species globally. Time […]

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A study of the biodiversity of the Godavari delta offers a glimpse into the conservation status of the wetland dependant fishing cat that lives in the mangroves and swamps of this coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. In a primary school classroom near Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, we watch Laxmi and her classmates in rapt attention. They’re […]

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Every year, during October and November, thousands of Amur falcons converge in the Wokha district of Nagaland, as they wing along their migration route from Siberia through the Himalayas all the way to South Africa. However, on this great sweeping voyage, an estimated 120,000 – 140,000 Amur falcons were being slaughtered in a remote part of […]

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Even as China struggles to battle the spread of Coronavirus, India will do well to ruthlessly crack the whip on illegal wildlife markets, lest they give rise to India’s very own zoonotic disease. Experts say that increasing interaction or contact between humans and wildlife are one of the key drivers of disease outbreak.   As […]

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February 2 was World Wetlands Day, as also the day on which the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in1971 in Ramsar, Iran. Incidentally, India, too, is a signatory. Wetlands are hugely beneficial as they control floods, recharge groundwater and purify water, besides offering other advantages. Hence, the need to conserve them. Recently, Ramsar declared 10 […]

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More than a lakh of turtles and tortoises were poached in a span of a decade. Experts throw light on the illegal trade, where most of the poaching takes place, what is done after they are rescued and how their numbers can increase. In October 2019, wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC released a report which […]

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To save and conserve turtles, people need to get involved and raise awareness about them. One is not too young to help safeguard the endangered species from extinction. This is exactly what Turtle Survival Alliance does, by conducting outreach programs and spreading the word among school and college students. Turtles are the most endangered vertebrates, […]

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The 21st of January each year is observed worldwide as Squirrel Appreciation Day. On this occasion,  Sumashini P. S., a research fellow with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru, pens down some of her memorable encounters with flying squirrels in various parts of India. Read her blog to know more about the superheroes of […]

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It’s all in a day’s work for Satovisha Samajder, now DFO Balod: searching for illegal timber kingpins, reclaiming encroached land in reserved forest areas, handling human-bear conflict situations, finding workable alternatives to problems, and developing, educating and employing tribals. The Divisional Forest Officer in Chattisgarh stays undeterred by challenges, considering them to be part of […]

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A safari is an opportunity to sight wild animals, gain insights into their world, understand them and glory in their existence. It’s also a time when you must tone down, be considerate and not disturb them or the visitors who have come to see them. Deeksha, a wildlife enthusiast, recalls a safari where an insensitive […]

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