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Have You Seen This? Tapping Into The Memory Of Islanders To Uncover An Invasion

Asks Nitya Prakash Mohanty as he winds his way through the villages of the Andaman Islands in an effort to find the origins of a bullfrog invasion.

Melagiris – Secret Jewel Of The Eastern Ghats

The conservation potential of this wilderness is uncovered by N. Lakshminarayanan, who urges it be protected and managed for posterity.

Journeys To The End Of The World

Legendary conservationist and biologist Dr. George Schaller recounts his experiences protecting and conserving his beloved mountains and their incredible denizens.

Tough Task – Dealing With Human-Wildlife Conflict In Rough Country

On the border of Pakke Tiger Reserve, a tiger kills a mithun. Nandini Velho accompanies forest staff on a bone-rattling journey to the site and discovers new complexities to the human-wildlife conflict debate.

Driven To Protect – A Journey Across India To Document Wild Roadkills

The PATH (Provide Animals Safe Transit on Highways ) team travelled through more than 30 wildlife sanctuaries in 22 states, moving from sea level to altitudes of more than 3000 m. above sea level, with temperatures ranging from -100C to 450C as part of an all India awareness expedition on roadkills.

Kali Tiger Reserve: Paving The Way Forward For Conservation

There is always a pressing need to advance the methods and technologies that our forest departments use for conservation. That the importance of adequate tracking and anti-poaching initiatives has been absorbed by our national parks emerged recently in a report released by the management of Kali Tiger Reserve. Stuti Pachisia pens a summary.

Bharatpur Authorities Battle Catfish Invasion

In Rajasthan’s Keoladeo National Park, aquatic and avian fauna are threatened by the African catfish Clarias gariepinus, an invasive species that has rapidly come to dominate the park’s waterbodies. Stuti Pachisia outlines the eradication effort currently underway.

The Lament Of Leopards

Leopards have successfully adapted to a life lived cheek-by-jowl with human habitations. But the widespread use of jaw traps in rural areas may be forcing some of them, injured or maimed by such traps, to venture into more densely populated areas. This could increase the probability of conflict with humans, besides posing a threat to leopard populations outside protected forests, opines Dr. Mayukh Chatterjee

The Ramganga’s Otter Empire

Tigers, elephants, leopards and a host of mammals and birds inhabit the truly wild and stunningly beautiful natural ecosystems around the Ramganga river. Sanctuary Wildlife Photographer of 2014 Daanish Shastri has been visiting the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand regularly since he was a toddler. This winter, the 1,300 sq. km. Protected Area in the foothills of the Himalaya, rewarded…

Cats Of Contrast

An exchange of conservation ideas between Africa and Asia can benefit both leopards and humans, says Alexander Braczkowski.

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