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Breed Or Bust? Can Captive Breeding Save The Great Indian Bustard?

Could captive breeding bring the Great Indian Bustard back from the brink of extinction, asks Arjun Awasthi.

A Critical Note On The Status Of Hangul (Kashmir Deer)

Over View: Of the twenty member family, Kashmir Deer (Hangul) is the only asiatic survivor of this genus, since Shou or Sikkim stag is believed to have vanished from eastern Himalayas in Cumby valley of Sikkim, adjacent valleys of Bhutan and south eastern Nepal. Hangul being endemic to Jammu & Kashmir of a very poor population status was designated as State Animal in 1980’s to focus the attention…

Indonesia’s Burning Issue

A single forest fire is hard to control. Imagine over 100,000 of them. Indonesia is in the middle of what can be termed as the worst environmental disaster of the 21st century. Millions of acres of Indonesia’s bio diverse peatlands have been burnt to ash in these fires that have been raging through the islands of the country since August this year.

The Jungle Of Barely Floating Hope

In Chhattisgarh’s Udanti-Sitanadi Tiger Reserve, a small crew works to protect a not-so-charismatic, but highly endangered bovine at the Wild Buffalo Rescue Centre. Pranav Capila trails the team.

Activists Uncover Rampant Logging In Similipal Tiger Reserve

The Wildlife Society of Orissa has obtained photographic evidence of the illegal smuggling of wood from the Similipal Tiger Reserve to nearby towns, and exposed a breakdown in law enforcement on the part of the forest authorities.

Icon Of The Cauvery

U.K. fisheries scientist and Mahseer Trust director Adrian Pinder, tells of how the hump-backed mahseer first captured his attention, and the journey he has embarked upon to contribute towards the conservation of the endemic biodiversity of south India’s Cauvery river.

The ‘Capped’ Monkeys Of India’s Northeast

In the forests of Northeast India, you’re unlikely to miss a long-tailed monkey that virtually wears a cap on its head. Once among the most common animals of these forests, Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury has lost track of the number of times he has encountered these exquisite langurs in the wild, but worries now about their future because their forests are vanishing.

Dam Lawyers Don’t “Understand This Obsession With The Black-necked Crane”

A Sanctuary report on the irrational arguments made by the lawyers defending the clearance given to the Nyamjang Chhu dam project that will decimate one of the only two wintering sites of the Black-necked Crane in India.

Will The Black-necked Crane Go The Way Of The Siberian Crane?

The story of the Black-necked Crane has contrasts that are telling—and tragic. Neha Sinha explains why the Nyamjang Chhu dam must be challenged for the sake of this vulnerable species.

Neglected And Unprotected

In the shadow of India’s famous tiger reserves are a host of wildlife sanctuaries, conservation reserves, reserve forests, wetlands and grasslands that are home to bountiful biodiversity. Unfortunately, too many of these habitats, critical to wildlife in their own right, are quietly and insidiously being degraded or encroached.

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