Home Conservation Field Reports

Field Reports

Charotar’s Crocodiles

In a part of Gujarat, a community lives in extraordinary harmony with resident crocodiles, writes Anirudh Vasava.

KMTR’s ‘One-Mile’ Corridor

Pankaj Sekhsaria follows the work of two American primatologists to trace the history of a small evergreen patch of forest within Tamil Nadu’s Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. Now the scene of path-breaking ecological studies, he writes about the ecological worth of a narrow forested lifeline that lives on tenuously in an area under assault by commercial plantations.

Island Odyssey – Lizards Of The Andaman Archipelago

While conducting research in the Andaman Islands, Nitya Prakash Mohanty found himself unpredictably enamoured by the islands’ endemic lizards and their countless quirks.

Tigers Of The Undergrowth

The role of tiny arch-predators, such as spiders, in the ecological cycle is similar to that of the tiger, suggests Aniruddha Dhamorikar, who studied spider diversity and density in the Kanha Tiger Reserve.

On The Trail Of The Whistling Hunter

In the Salak Pra and Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuaries of Thailand, Dr. Kate Jenks and her team are studying dholes to secure their future.

Camera Trapping In Bandit Land

Sanjay Gubbi shares the little-known conservation potential of the Malai-Mahadeshwara Hills at the confluence of the Western and Eastern Ghats.

From The Hills Of The Himalayan Langur

Telling a story of the little-studied Himalayan langur, Himani Nautiyal writes of hours spent observing the antics of these primates of Garhwal.

Uncertain Destinies

Off the enchanting atolls of Lakshadweep, marine biologist Shreya Yadav explores the resilience of the archipelago’s most enigmatic organisms – coral reefs.

Hope Floats

The world’s last remaining population of brow-antlered deer is confined to a few square kilometres of floating habitat in Manipur’s Loktak Lake. Endemic and endangered, the sangai needs managerial interventions. Cara Tejpal travels to Manipur in the company of experts to plot the deer’s future.

Tigers Outside Protected Areas In Chandrapur

Anish Andheria, President, Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) has always emphasised the importance of forested corridors, forest patches and riparian tracts between existing national parks and sanctuaries for tiger movement. This is precisely why several of its conservation interventions are focussed on the buffer zones of tiger reserves and the corridors that connect…

Page 4 of 8