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Written by Vardhan Patankar  A by-product of the fishing industry– lost or abandon nets also referred to as ghost nets are as deadly as their name implies. Drifting with highs and lows of the ocean currents, they often become tangled together with ropes, buoys and other debris to form what are known as ghost net […]

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Written by Ajay Deshmukh “Stop! Sir, please!” cried one of the villagers. “We won’t let you release these leopard cubs here. Keep them trapped in the cages as bait for their mother, and as soon as she enters the cage, please shift them to some other location.” Such scenarios have become an integral part of […]

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MEET OUR STAFF: MRUNMAYEE AMARNATH From a student to a finance/administration head was one big leap. Now, from the office to the field is going to be no less than a launch into fresh challenges. But that isn’t deterring Mrunmayee, given her commitment to wildlife conservation. The quick transformation within a decade, from a teenager focused solely […]

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Permission sought to kill ‘man-eater’ leopard  Leopard roams inside industrial area in Navi Mumbai Panic as leopard checks into airport, campuses  … Written By Dr Vidya Athreya The Wildlife Protection Act 1972 clearly states that you cannot trap a leopard (Schedule 1 species) only because it has been seen. But this happens everyday somewhere or […]

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IFS officers saw and heard the success story of Bhadra when they went visiting the relocation sites and the tiger reserve. The hushed silence for an hour or more as the forest department jeep trundled on the patchy roads of Muthodi  Range inside Bhadra Tiger reserve was almost reverential. The bamboo dominant moist deciduous forests […]

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Unusual nesting behaviour of the Streaked Weaver Bird came as a precursor to drought and failed monsoon. Written by Akarsha B M In the month of July 2016, bird watchers of WildCAT-C, a wildlife conservation team in Chikmagalur noticed a strange nesting behavior of the Streaked Weaver Bird around Chikmagalur town. The bird is less […]

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As conflict situations increase, there are lessons to be learnt from the past. Looking at the source of the conflict and solving it could help provide a long-term solution rather than a shoot-and-kill approach. Suddenly and sadly, ‘problem tigers’ and ‘problem leopards’ are everywhere in the country. Following the removal of one in Yavatmal, by […]

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  India’s national animal has fallen prey to human-tiger conflict Written by Rajesh Gopal The tiger is in the news, and yet again for the wrong reasons. We have lost two of our national animals to targeted killings in two rich landscapes — Yavatmal (Maharashtra) and Dudhwa (Uttar Pradesh). The big cats were victims of human-tiger […]

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How fear makes the smallest wild cat in India into a dangerous leopard. Written by Dr. Vidya Athreya Many years ago while we were studying the leopard ecology in the agricultural landscape of Akole, W Maharashtra I had many friends coming to help out especially during the camera trapping work. This was a blessing as […]

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Written by Aritra Kshettry Much has been written about the plight of elephants in the face of aggression by people and also about the immense losses people face due to elephants in human-use areas. However, the picture is not always as grim as portrayed. If the situation was indeed dismal, elephants would not have continued […]

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