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Amla And Friends – An Unlikely Investigation

Soumya Prasad shares fascinating insights about langur-chital interaction in amla seed dispersal in a riveting essay.

A Kingdom Restored

Reiterating the importance of securing habitats as Protected Areas for wildlife, Sheren Shrestha shares the success story behind the resurgence of the Banke National Park in Nepal and the subsequent revival of tiger numbers.

Should Art Kill Its Muse?

Could art be cruel? Could it kill? The purpose of art, among others, is also the portrayal and appreciation of beauty. How can it then be self-defeating and exterminate the very forms of life that are its muse? Some of the earliest-known works of art depict animals long gone – cave lions, woolly rhinos, mammoths. Immortalised in ochre and charcoal, the profiles of such ancient creatures adorn the shadowed walls of…

Tightening The Noose On Wildlife Crime

With crime at an all-time high, and conviction at an all-time low, WCT’s training on law and forensics for forest guards aims to turn the tide, writes Rizwan Mithawala.

Roads To Nowhere – Roadkills – A Citizen Science Initiative

Rizwan Mithawala elucidates on an effort to engage concerned citizens through a mobile-based application developed by the Wildlife Conservation Trust to collect data on mortality of wild animals on roads, railway lines and irrigation canals across the country.

How Do You Dream Of Going To Sea

Writer, conservation advocate and passionate wildlife lover, Neha Sinha has been using her impressive knowledge and penmanship to highlight threatened species and ecosystems. Winner of a Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award in 2017, she writes here about the important, but mostly ignored, problem of how human trash is impacting marine ecology.

The Cold Clutch Of Death

From his rescue diaries, Jose Louies recounts the evils of snaring, a barbaric practice that probably kills more wild animals than virtually any other hunting method.

Why Otters Matter

Monitoring a pack of otters along the Cauvery river with the help of a local fisherman, Gopakumar Menon opines on the sentinel role otters play in their threatened ecosystem.

Birds And Beasts – The Human-Inflicted Extinction Story Of India

In this two-part series, birdman, author and naturalist extraordinaire, Sumit Sen, writes about some birds and beasts that India has pushed to extinction and are lost to us forever, those considered lost, and those that we will certainly lose unless we act now. The focus is on human-induced loss of charismatic animals – large mammals and birds, not because they are more important, but because they help drive the…

One Million Snakebites

A third of globally-estimated snakebite deaths occur in India. Janaki Lenin explains what makes Indians prone to snakebites, and why antivenom research needs to be prioritised and supported.

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