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1 month, 1 week ago 1
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Written by Pooja Pawar It was a monsoon morning in the Anamalai hills. Ferns and shrubs were dancing to the pitter-patter of water droplets falling from the canopy. Very few birds were vocal as many of them were busy trying to keep themselves dry before they go hunting for their meals. Malabar Giant Squirrels and […]

1 month, 2 weeks ago 0
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Written by Meghana Sanka C Rajendran grew up right next to a forest in Mithirmala, a small village in Trivandrum, Kerala. After graduating in Mathematics, he taught the subject for 5 years at a tutorial college. Following his teaching stint, he was posted briefly as a Village Extension Officer in the Rural Development Department. A […]

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ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಮಾಯಾಲೋಕದಿಂದ: ಪೂರ್ವ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಬಂಡೆಗಾಡುಗಳವರೆಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಪಯಣ.. ಗತಿಸಿಹೋದ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮೆಲಕು ಹಾಕುತ್ತ.. ಸತೀಶ ಗಣೇಶ ನಾಗಠಾಣ. ಮುಂದುವರೆದ ಭಾಗ.. ಅನುಭವಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾ ಹೋದಂತೆ ನನ್ನ ಪಯಣದ ಹಾದಿ ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು ಹೊಸ ತಿರುವುಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತೆ ಅನ್ನುವುದು ಒಂಥರಹದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಸ್ಮಯ ಅಂತ ಹೇಳಬಹುದು. ಕಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯಬೇಕಾದ ಸಂದರ್ಭಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ರೀತಿಯಾದಂತಹ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು ನೆನೆಸಿಕೊಂಡಾಗ ಮತ್ತು ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನ ಗೆಳೆಯರ ಜೊತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಸಹದ್ಯೋಗಿಗಳ ಜೊತೆ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡಾಗ ಆಗುವಂತಹ ಉತ್ಸಾಹಕ್ಕೆ ಪಾರವೇ ಇಲ್ಲ ಅಂತ ಹೇಳಬಹುದು. ಬಂಡೀಪುರ ಅಭಯಾರಣ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ […]

1 month, 3 weeks ago 3
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Written by Khushi Jain, one of the winners in the WCS-India Wildlife Week Contest. Wild animals are not all ‘man-eaters’ waiting to pounce on humans… as the protagonist realises! Trudging along the sandy path, with the satchel weighing heavy on his shoulders, Mohan thought to himself, “I wonder how Raima ma’am will punish me today […]

1 month, 3 weeks ago 1
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Written by Dr Vidya Athreya As a young ecologist, although I was studying ecology, my idea of ecology was wildlife ecology. People did not appear important nor was I taught so. One of my first projects as a young researcher more than 20 years ago was at the Wildlife Institute of India in a project […]

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Written by Suhas S N, who won the second place in the WCS-India Wildlife Week Contest.       It is twilight and the leopardess sits licking her paws on a rocky patch outside her den and gazing at the forest below her. A gust of cool breeze blows through; the male cicadas are abuzz […]

2 months ago 8
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  Written By Rao Vandana Parankusam, the winner in the WCS-India Wildlife Week Contest.     Gurgaon was once upon a time full of farms. If you stood there today, you would think that I am joking. It has tall buildings now – each one built to look more beautiful than its neighboring architecture. Yet […]

2 months ago 5
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Wildlife Week Special – More and more tigers are being seen outside protected areas, leading to unfortunate clashes with humans. Even as activists push for a mercy for Avni, chances are the trigger will be pulled when she is sighted. How can we save our national animal from the pressures of human population? T1, F03, […]

2 months, 1 week ago 0
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The theme for wildlife week this year is ‘Big cats under threat’. Often the wild predators are more scared of humans than vice versa. A mob can play havoc on a ‘dangerous’ carnivore, as revealed in field tales from Akole. Written by Ashok Ghule, a local farmer and Forest Department employee who worked in WCS […]

2 months, 1 week ago 0
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Wildlife Week Special: Wildlife trafficking has seen a million pangolins killed, around 7000 Asian big cats have been slaughtered for body parts since 2000, 14 million reptiles traded in a decade and so on. In India, the trade is focussed on tigers, leopards, rhinos and pangolins. The networking among the crime syndicates calls for coordination […]

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