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An Avian Quest In The Eastern Ghats

Project Coordinator of the Care Earth Trust, Chennai,  J. Patrick David travelled across some spectacular hills and sholas of the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu (EGTN) to conduct a bird survey. The survey was part of a three-year project to document the avian diversity of the region, supported by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

The Queen Mother’s Heirs

Ashish Thakare, Deputy Conservator of Forest, Bramhapuri Forest Division, chronicles the fascinating lives of three young, wild tigers from ‘cubhood’ to adulthood.

Nocturnal, Arboreal And Vunerable – The Bengal Slow Loris

Swapna Nelaballi spent months studying slow lorises in the forests of Tripura. Sheintroduces Sanctuary readers to these endearing, elusive primates, threatened bydeforestation and the exotic pet trade.

Cashew Feni And Forest Tales – Camera Trapping In The Countryside

With support from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Wildlife Conservation Society – India, Department of Science and Technology, Maharashtra Forest Department and the Tillari Biodiversity Research Trust, Anushka Rege undertook a vital research project to study mammals in the forest-cashew plantation landscape of the Tillari region in Maharashtra’s Western Ghats. Here, she met life-loving…

Incidental Catch – What I Found In My Search For The Elusive Seahorse

After travelling and interacting with fishing communities along coastal India for six months, Tanvi Vaidyanathan is concerned for the future of the elusive seahorse.

Gabbar – Battle-Scarred Survivor

The team responsible for tracking and protecting Maharashtra’s Tadoba’s tigers narrate an extraordinary tale about an extraordinary tiger.

The Fall Of A Serow

Munib Khanyari investigates why a rare Himalayan serow tumbled down, dead, in the outskirts of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.

Central Funds To Kaziranga Remain Unspent, Other Trouble Brews

The authors write about routine, ‘under the radar’ issues that plague wildlife conservation. While the loss of rhinos is quickly (and justifiably) dramatised by the media, the causes and potential solutions are neither analysed, nor highlighted with equal emphasis. Yet, it is the plugging of just such loopholes in implementation that holds the key to the good governance vital to protecting our vanishing wilds.

Birding In The Kingdom Of Happiness

The mythical Shangri-La might well be in Bhutan, suggests Bhanu Singh, for whom each moment in the mountains offered ‘sightings’ to remember.

The Priceless Value Of One

On a visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Assam, Pranav Capila finds himself drawn into a world of wild orphans and unorthodox surrogate mothers.

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