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Climate change and habitat degradation are the prime reasons, and both point to human activity.   Almost on the dot, exactly a year after the 2018 floods the rains poured down on Kerala causing havoc and claiming lives once again. Some new areas were affected catching residents by surprise, but some of those affected last […]

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A holistic view of conservation that looks at a diversity of habitats and species is the focus of the Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka, Sanjai Mohan, IFS.     Working as a forest officer, often it calls for a combination of quick thinking and a binding belief in one’s duty to protect wildlife, when caught […]

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By Kartick Satyanarayan We are celebrating World Elephant Day today. However, the worrying aspect is only about 27,000 wild elephants remain in India, as opposed to a million a decade ago as indicated by research. There has been a 98 per cent nose dive in the wild elephant population. India is one of the 17 mega-diverse countries of […]

2 months, 2 weeks ago 2
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As I looked at my first Rhinoceros in the wild, overwhelmed with joy, I wondered if this one was born in Manas, or among those brought in from Kaziranga and Pobitora. Since the 1990’s when there were no Rhinos left in Manas, to 2019, with a stable population on the rise, the national park seems […]

2 months, 3 weeks ago 2
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From the science of its ecology to the emotions it evokes, the tiger has captured the attention of most of us. On World Tiger Day, an ode to the national animal. Pondering recently on the fate of our national animal, the tiger – beaten by mobs, shot down to avert human deaths and knocked down […]

3 months ago 20
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Ashwini Ramesh shares notes from her interactions and learning from physicist-cum-ecologist 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 […]

3 months, 2 weeks ago 0
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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 […]

3 months, 2 weeks ago 0
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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 […]

3 months, 4 weeks ago 1
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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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