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Written by Marine Conservation Team In February 2020, the Lakshadweep Administration notified three new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), with a total area of 645 sq.km. These three protected sites are: Dr. K.K. Mohammed Koya Sea Cucumber Conservation Reserve, Cheriyapani (239 sq.km.), P.M. Sayeed Marine Birds Conservation Reserve (62 sq.km.) and Attakoya Thangal Marine Conservation Reserve […]

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EDGE Fellow Madhushri Mudke tells us why the Kottigehar Dancing Frog deserves more attention. In the year 2015, while I was working on an Environment Impact Assessment project in the Western Ghats of India, my advisor Dr Gururaja pointed out the Kottigehar Dancing Frog (Micrixalus kottigeharensis) to me. I still remember that day quite vividly. […]

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Divya Shetty is a Bangalorean actively involved with the Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust. One day, the gardeners who worked around the Puttenahalli lake found the Indian star tortoise on the embankment. Soon after, it was rescued and rehabilitated with the help of Bannerghatta National Park. In this article, Divya Shetty describes the rescue operation […]

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Sharks are one of the most threatened groups of marine fishes today. In India, 152 species of sharks and rays have been recorded, furthermore, there is an addition of new species every year. Today India is the third-largest exporter of sharks in the world and the shark populations continue to dwindle in our waters due […]

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Susan Lieberman, Vice President, International Policy, Wildlife Conservation Society, spoke about the highlights of the CMS CoP 13.     Susan Lieberman, Vice President, International Policy, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), spoke about the highlights of the 13th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) that was held in Gandhinagar from February […]

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Dedicatedly, with powerful strokes, a man tries to hack a tree trunk for inside it hides a scaly treasure, a pangolin. Traumatized and scared, the pangolin refuses to come out of its safe abode. Seeing that his attempts are slowly turning futile, the man changes his strategy and fogs the tree trunk with smoke from […]

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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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