Category : From the Field

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Tool use, unique social groups are disappearing due to human disturbance. Read Publication A sweeping new study published in the journal Science says that chimpanzee’s complex cultures – including the use of tools and other behaviors – are being lost as human disturbance expands into previously wild areas. The ten-year study, led by the Max Planck Institute […]

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New Delhi, Jan 31: Kaadumane Homestay, near Joida in Karnataka has romped home as the Best Wildlife Stay, winning the gold under Outlook’s Responsible Tourism Initiative for the Year 2019. The three-acre wilderness “hideaway” attracts deer, gliding frogs, flying squirrels and 65 species of birds. Started in 2007, it is home to 109 species of fruit […]

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Jan 22, 2019: In an unfortunate incident at Melghat Tiger Reserve where many Government department staff were grievously wounded and prime tiger habitat set fire to by an angry mob, it was the timely support from the police department and district administration that helped prevent further damage. On the 15th of January 2019, around 300-500 […]

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Dec 5, 2018: On World Soil Day, Shilpa S L, RFO, Chikmagalur booked a person for illegal quarrying in Mallenahalli state forest, Chikmagalur range. The accused had been warned twice earlier by the DyRFO but persisted. He was supplying stones to a resort in the region. Not only is such quarrying prohibited in the protected […]

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Dec 3, 2018: That the pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal is generally known in wildlife circles. But a video that has emerged as part of a two-year study by Oxford researchers and others shows how brutally the animal is treated in parts of India. The footage from Assam shows the pangolin clinging to […]

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November 30, 2018: Ramesh Pandey, Chief Conservator of Forests & Field Director, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, was conferred the ‘excellent contribution’ governance award at the 6th Gfiles Governance Award for his various contributions in the field of biodiversity conservation and environmental protection. An Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of the 1996 batch, Uttar Pradesh Cadre, Ramesh Kumar Pandey has […]

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