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Written by Vardhan Patankar  “Let your hook always be cast. Some fish will eat the bait and the free food will come your way”. This was a popular belief in the Andaman Islands until recently. However, these days, one can’t be so sure of a nibble. Fishermen complain of dwindling fish numbers and a livelihood […]

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Despite losing out large chunks of their habitat, these birds have learnt to make use of available resources. Written by Pooja Pawar The lush green canopy of the tropical forests with tall towering trees is the ideal habitat for the Great Hornbill— the largest among Asian hornbills. The distribution of this species spans from across […]

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Written By Kunal Sharma Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve – a blip on the map that evokes a thousand stories of India’s famed wildlife, a park that has achieved international significance as the capital town of wildlife sightings of India. A park that has emerged as one of India’s favourite tourist destination with hordes of people […]

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That is what businesswoman Anju works towards in her daily life. She has also generously contributed funds towards voluntary relocation and wildlife conservation. Sometimes when chance encounters turn into wonderful opportunities of service, it can make one wonder if it was, after all, really chance. For Anju too, a businesswoman and disciple of Buddhist philosopher […]

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This article was published in News18 (Elephant Death in Karnataka Shows Animals Won’t Accept Man-made Borders. So What’s the Solution?) In the past year alone, as many as 97 elephants have died due to man-animal conflict. A total of 490 elephants have died since 2013. Written By Dr. Vidya Athreya The recent death of a wild […]

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Meet Daasi, the tribal woman from the Sollepura resettlement colony, who had no clue about farming few years ago, but is now a model farmer! Written by Manish Machaiah Daasi was a widow with ten children, living in the Nagarahole forest and eking a living from selling minor forest produce. Till an opportunity to move […]

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

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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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