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Indian Birds in Focus: Birds of the Indian Subcontinent and their Habitats

June 2009: Amano Samarpan has been a frequent visitor to India for the past three decades and he has a special interest in avifauna. Following the migration of the birds he loves to photograph, he has visited, studied and photographed them in a variety of habitat types. Indian Birds in Focus is a compilation of some of his best images and offers good value for money to anyone…

Wild City: Natural Wonders Next Door

I am reminded of Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbes fame), half-submerged in dirt, digging for buried treasure – and his delight at finding dirty rocks and grubs – “there is treasure everywhere,” he exclaims…

Green Tapism

This is a valuable addition to the arsenal of those seeking to defang the lethal development machine that is running amok in India.

Silent Valley: Whispers of Reason

The ‘Save Silent Valley’ movement is one of the most hard-fought environmental victories in India. It brought together people from all walks of life in a struggle against a hydroelectric…

The Great Indian Elephant Book

"I have often heard people talk of elephant shooting as cruel and unsportsmanlike; for what reason I cannot imagine... it is a great shame to slaughter numbers of female elephants, which…

Jungle By-ways in India

Forest officers in the days of the Raj had the opportunity to indulge in what the author calls ‘first class sport’ while carrying out their official duties. Jungle By-Ways in India is an account of the various incidents and observations made by the author during his sixteen-year spell in the Indian Forest Service.

Where Communities Care

It is now widely accepted that conservation and management of our natural resources cannot be done without the support and active participation of local communities.

Birds of Pune

Birds of Pune is a gentle introduction to the world of birdwatching. The book guides the amateur in various aspects of spotting and identifying common birds.

Walk the Wild Path

Walking the Wild Path is about some exceptional people who have dedicated their lives to wildlife conservation, each a legend in his or her own right. The stories are simple and inspiring. In the Editors’ words the book attempts to put together, "a list of heroes and heroines."


The conservation and management of our natural resources are no longer looked at in isolation. In recent years, authorities have realised that an area-based approach that involves participation by local communities, non-governmental organisations and policy-makers will alone work in the long run.

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