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If you dive deep into the oceans, you could be treated to a view of colourful sea slugs. While you admire the patterns and hues, be informed – the colours are their armours. By Vardhan Patankar   Enchanting to anyone who dives beneath the ocean’s surface, colourful sea slugs are a diverse group of marine […]

2 months ago 0
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A house deep inside the Kudremukh National Park with the nearest town 6 km away. A 22-year-old child who is an Endosulfan victim and needs constant help. A young daughter who had to trek 6 km to attend classes. A life that became even tougher with reduced job options. An unbuilt house outside the forest […]

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The Sanjay Gandhi National Park, in the heart of one of the world’s most dense cities, is unique as a haven for wildlife, including leopards. Written by Oishimaya Sen Nag “The cultural values and virtues that I have, do not teach me to kill,” mentioned Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, when Bear Grylls presented […]

2 months, 4 weeks ago 14
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ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಮಾಯಾಲೋಕದಿಂದಃ ಪೂರ್ವ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಬಂಡೆಗಾಡುಗಳವರೆಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಪಯಣ… ಗತಿಸಿಹೋದ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮೆಲಕು ಹಾಕುತ್ತ… ಮುಂದುವರೆದ ಕೊನೆಯ ಭಾಗ…. ಸತೀಶ ಗಣೇಶ ನಾಗಠಾಣ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋಚರಿಸುವ ನಿಸರ್ಗದ ಒಡನಾಟಗಳ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ನಾನು ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಕಲಿಯುತ್ತಾ ಮುಂದೆ ಸಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎಂಬುದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಅರಿವು ಮನದಲ್ಲಿ ಹರಿದಾಡಲು ಶುರುವಾಯಿತು. ಪ್ರತಿ ದಿನದ ಕಾಯಕಗಳನ್ನೇಲ್ಲ ಪ್ರಕೃತಿ ಮಡಲಲ್ಲಿ ಮೀಸಲಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೆ ಎಂಬುದರ ತಾತ್ಪರ್ಯ ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಹುಸಿಗೊಳಿಸಲಿಲ್ಲ.  ಆಂಧ್ರ ಪ್ರದೇಶದ ಪ್ರಕಾಶಂ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಅಂಚಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬರುವ ಕಂಭಂ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೊನೆಯ ದಿನದ ಕೆಲಸ […]

3 months, 1 week ago 1
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Our lives are implicitly intertwined with this shy, mostly nocturnal creature. The destruction of its riverine habitat could spell danger for an entire ecosystem.   By Gopakumar Menon The next time you spot a stream in the Western Ghats, keep your camera (and mobile) away, roll up your trousers and carefully make your way to […]

3 months, 3 weeks ago 9
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Saviour of Mumbai’s mangroves and a passionate conservationist, N. Vasudevan is all for tackling new-age marine conservation issues using multiple approaches. Written by Anisha Iyer People often tend to think of mangroves as “wastelands” as very few know how valuable these forests are to the planet. Mangroves are ecosystems that have a massive impact on […]

4 months ago 0
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Written by Sahila Kudalkar Wildlife trade in the Indian scenario can be divided into three categories as defined by the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992. Some notable aspects of India’s export-import policy for wildlife trade are as follows: Wildlife Exports No wildlife other than six birds is permitted to be exported. These include […]

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Written by Sahila Kudalkar At the recently concluded CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) 2019 held 17th – 28th August, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, countries voted to increase protection for otters, giraffes, reptiles such as the star tortoise and tokay gecko and several marine species including sea cucumbers, sharks and eels against excessive, unregulated trade. […]

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This invasive species is very hardy and survives under challenging conditions. Removing it is a big task and eradicating it from a landscape can take years. Written by Manish Machaiah As the vehicle moved through the wildlife sanctuary, all that greeted the eye was long stretches of the Senna spectabilis, native species of America, introduced […]

4 months, 2 weeks ago 0
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BOOK REVIEW: Bird Business Author: Rohan Chakravarthy Publisher: BNHS Birds being birds, as they flit from branch to branch to tree to sky it is tough to pin them down or catch on lens their daily chores. That’s where birder Rohan Chakravarthy’s book Bird Business comes in handy. Combining information on the wooing, nesting and feeding […]

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