Tag : conservation

2 months, 3 weeks ago 13
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Her positive attitude and ability to work hard helped young forest officer, Sudha Ramen, to revive Chennai’s Otteri lake in Vandalur Zoo. The dying lake had once attracted thousands of migratory birds. Now it was all dried up. Sudha took up the challenge, and in less than a year, much has changed. The lake is […]

7 months, 1 week ago 0
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Written by Dhruv Gangadharan Arvind The cruciality of communicating proper information cannot be understated while reporting biodiversity conservation to global audiences. With respect to our understanding of animals, the Indian Army’s announcement a few months ago of “Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’” – with photographic evidence of footprints – reveals how the “discovery” of […]

8 months, 2 weeks ago 21
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Ashwini Ramesh shares notes from her interactions and learning from physicist-cum-ecologist Ramana Athreya, credited with the discovery of a rare and critically endangered bird. “..and this is Planet Earth” echoed David Attenborough. I sat transfixed as I watched the beautiful male bird-of-paradise perform its mating dance ritual. In my eighteen years of education, I had […]

11 months, 1 week ago 0
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Written by Rohit Subhedar   Greetings with any person here usually begin with a hearty “Ram ram kaka”. A chair or a charpai is immediately offered, followed by extremely sweet tea decoction, and it is considered rude not to accept the tea. On a day when one is not working, conversations can be endless. Gonds […]

1 year, 1 month ago 3
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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 […]

1 year, 2 months ago 1
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Learning can never be as much fun and adventurous as when you volunteer with WCS-India. Our legion of Citizen Science volunteers is proof of that. ‘Boot-camps’ often see few participants return back with the same vigour as they did the first time. But at WCS-India’s boot camps, rigorous though they are, the numbers keep swelling […]

1 year, 3 months ago 0
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Chambal, Dec 19: The TSA/WCS India Turtle Conservation Project Team is currently experiencing ‘empty nest syndrome’ after releasing 100 Red Crowned Roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga) hatchlings into the Chambal River Sanctuary as part of an annual conservation project. Once widespread across the Gangetic river system, this Critically Endangered species is now restricted to an ever […]

1 year, 3 months ago 3
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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 […]

1 year, 4 months ago 0
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IFS officers saw and heard the success story of Bhadra when they went visiting the relocation sites and the tiger reserve. The hushed silence for an hour or more as the forest department jeep trundled on the patchy roads of Muthodi  Range inside Bhadra Tiger reserve was almost reverential. The bamboo dominant moist deciduous forests […]

1 year, 8 months ago 0
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As Nagarahole tiger reserve tribals join the mainstream, the boundaries are blurring. Written by Jayalakshmi K Small vans crammed with household stuff come bouncing along the road and into the Masthigudi relocation centre in H D Kote. The luggage also includes useful bits and pieces of the dismantled huts once lived in. This is the […]