Tag : Wildlife Conservation

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Our lives are implicitly intertwined with this shy, mostly nocturnal creature. The destruction of its riverine habitat could spell danger for an entire ecosystem.   By Gopakumar Menon The next time you spot a stream in the Western Ghats, keep your camera (and mobile) away, roll up your trousers and carefully make your way to […]

2 months, 3 weeks ago 0
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Whether it be the Green Army or his work at SGNP, Sunil Limaye has believed that effective conservation can happen only when all affected people are involved.     He has a spider and a lizard named after him – Jerzego sunillimaye and Cnemaspis limayei (the day gecko) respectively. Perhaps he is the only forest officer, […]

3 months, 1 week ago 0
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A holistic view of conservation that looks at a diversity of habitats and species is the focus of the Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka, Sanjai Mohan, IFS.     Working as a forest officer, often it calls for a combination of quick thinking and a binding belief in one’s duty to protect wildlife, when caught […]

3 months, 1 week ago 2
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By Kartick Satyanarayan We are celebrating World Elephant Day today. However, the worrying aspect is only about 27,000 wild elephants remain in India, as opposed to a million a decade ago as indicated by research. There has been a 98 per cent nose dive in the wild elephant population. India is one of the 17 mega-diverse countries of […]

3 months, 3 weeks ago 2
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From the science of its ecology to the emotions it evokes, the tiger has captured the attention of most of us. On World Tiger Day, an ode to the national animal. Pondering recently on the fate of our national animal, the tiger – beaten by mobs, shot down to avert human deaths and knocked down […]

5 months, 3 weeks ago 2
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A unique island of biodiversity within the bustling Mumbai city, the SGNP is a study in so many contrasts.   A national park or an urban city park? A tough answer to give after a brief visit to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali in Mumbai. The place looks much like Bangalore’s Cubbon Park or […]

6 months, 1 week ago 0
Posted in: From WCS-India

May 13, 2019: Students of the MSc course in Wildlife Biology and Conservation interacted with conservationists at WCS-India and learnt about the various aspects of conservation applied in the field, as well as the challenges involved. From the ingredients for a good relocation process to how wildlife trade is detected, they were given a quick […]

6 months, 1 week ago 0
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Written by Anisha Iyer A young boy living on the outskirts of a forest area used to help his father keep wildlife away from their crops. These were farmlands prone to wild boars, deers, sambars and sloth bears. Little did this young man know that he would grow up to be the Principal Chief Conservator […]

7 months, 1 week ago 0
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Written by Anisha Iyer A whole lot of thought and effort go into setting up cameras at vantage points across a landscape. We see plenty of wildlife selfies going viral these days – macaques looming large in front of the lens, the rear end of a tiger, a bear scratching his belly, and thousands of […]

7 months, 1 week ago 0
Posted in: From the Field

April 10, 2019: The key to solving a mystery is finding the right clues. Wildlife detectives aiming to protect endangered species have long been hobbled by the near impossibility of collecting DNA samples from rare and elusive animals. Now, researchers at Stanford and the National Centre for Biological Sciences at India’s Tata Institute of Fundamental […]

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