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Visiting West Bengal’s Nocturnal Cats

Maitreyee Mujumdar, the Project Coordinator of the Sanctuary Nature Foundation’s Mud on Boots Project, writes about her field visit to West Bengal to explore conservation initiatives undertaken by Project Leader Joydeb Pradhan.

A Tiger On The Rocks

S. Chandrasekaran, a Project Leader with the Sanctuary Nature Foundation’s Mud On Boots Project, recounts his experience of encountering a tiger at close quarters in the dry landscape of the Nilgiris.

The Fight For 550 Trees In North Bengal

Tiasa Adhya reports the wave of protests caused by the proposed slating of 3000 trees in North Bengal, rallying support for the protestors and the movement.

Tarbar – A Fence To Block A Century-Old Route

A 20 km.-long fence erected by the Nepal government has exacerbated human-elephant conflict in West Bengal. Avijan Saha explains.

Gibbons: The Swinging Singers Of Forests

Monica Szczupider finds herself in the company of gibbons, 'lesser apes' that are native to Asia, in an unexpected place. Acknowledging the gibbon sanctuary paradigm at Summerville in the United States, she articulates the need to direct conservation…

Conservation, Interrupted?

Chandni Gurusrikar stands strong in support of the Cauvery Forest Department as she delineates the circumstances of the shootout that took place between forest staff and suspected poachers in March 2017. Aggrieved by the neglect endured by forest staff in our country, she questions the indifference that those responsible for defending our forests are subjected to.

A River Dolphin’s Ear-View Of India’s Waterways Development Plans

Our national inland waterways ambitions spell doom for the endangered Gangetic river dolphin unless better sense prevails and vital mitigation measures are taken, warns Nachiket Kelkar.

Mountain Ghosts, In The Shadows

Wildlife conservationist Sheren Shrestha articulates the importance of community participation, citing the paradigm of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. He narrates his experience of assisting the KCA authorities in the blue sheep census, in one of the most remote parts of Nepal.

India’s Indus Dolphins: Very Few, Very Threatened

In 2008, upstream from the Harike Barrage, scientists discovered a small population of the endangered Indus river dolphin. Science writer Aathira Perinchery analyses relevant studies and speaks with experts to understand if they have a future in India.

Restoring The Western Ghats’ Ariyankavu Corridor

Srinivas Vaidyanathan and Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh urge for the protection of a critical link between the Periyar and Agastyamalai landscapes in the southern region of the Western Ghats.

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