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A forest officer speaks of his love story with the birds.   Raptors are handsome, and garden birds like flycatchers and others are very pretty, but “nothing can beat our national bird. The Peacock is god’s own,” is how Arijit Banerjee puts it. Seeing the brilliantly coloured bird in a dry deciduous forest can be […]

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Read on to know how a team led by a woman helps rescue a gharial found with fishing nets entangled in its snout.   Most of us would think twice before going too close to a gharial, let alone rescuing one. But for the kinds of Arunima Singh, fear is secondary to the imperative of […]

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There is very little known about the ‘water dog’ which is also high on the poaching list for its fur and meat. Here is a quick glimpse into the challenges facing the species. Written by Anisha Iyer   Goa is every Indian’s go-to destination for a beach vacation. People from all over the country and […]

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An unexpected brush with a bunch of jackals close to human habitation sets the author wondering on their fate. Written by Nishanth Srinivas It was the last leg of a wondrous journey; a journey which took us through the lush lowland Dipterocarp rainforests reverberating with calls of gibbons and cicadas, to the mystical green hills […]

2 months ago 1
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Volunteering for this activity comes with a dash of adventure and lots of learning about the jungle. Dropped before dawn near the start location somewhere inside the forest, my companion, —a veteran transect walker—and I, wait for the pre-determined time before we start walking slowly and quietly along the marked transect line, scanning both sides […]

2 months ago 2
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On World Pangolin Day, a look at one aspect that seems unconnected but contributes to the trade in the world’s most trafficked mammal. Written by Aristo Mendis It is World Pangolin Day. And, as much as we would like to look at the pangolin trafficking dilemma as either glass ‘half-empty’ or ‘half-filled’ in terms of […]

2 months ago 1
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A fan club for a crop-raiding elephant may seem a paradox but if Chinna Thambi (meaning little brother), a wild elephant has been left free (for now) and not captured and tamed as per initial pans, it was thanks to the club. This tusker in Coimbatore has been raiding crops in the field and also […]

2 months, 1 week ago 0
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Live wildlife trade in species like turtles, tortoises, birds and snakes often kept as pets could seriously affect some of these species. By Aristo Mendis General awareness of the threat posed by illegal wildlife trade involving high value species such as tigers, leopards, elephants, rhinos and pangolins is relatively better than how ‘live wildlife trade’ […]

2 months, 2 weeks ago 1
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Handling mob fury is a challenging task, especially in protected areas that can be damaged by one act of arson. Written by Praneet Goteti In a recent unfortunate incident at Melghat Tiger Reserve, many government staff including police and forest department officials, were grievously wounded and prime tiger habitat set fire to by an angry […]

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Bad practices and habitat loss are affecting birds that inhabit city landscapes. Written by Prasad Natarajan Before the stone benches were installed at Hebbal lake, during summer we were able to access the tiny islands. Water used to recede and we were able to walk on the shores, sit up in bamboo shades and watch […]

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