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The Hills Of Murugan

With nearly half a century of experience exploring the Palani Hills, Ian Lockwood presents Sanctuary readers with exquisite visuals depicting the grandeur of a threatened landscape that harbours one of India’s last wild montane grasslands.

The Moyar Valley – Beautiful But Threatened

After several visits across two decades to a remarkable riverine forest ecosystem in Tamil Nadu, Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh marvels at its many miracles and suggests ways for a revival.

Protecting Our Protectors – Health Challenges Faced By India’s Frontline Forest Staff

Dr. Chetan (Chet) Trivedy and Rizwan Mithawala write about the Wildlife Conservation Trust’s efforts to mitigate traumatic accidents and emergencies that frontline forest staff must contend with while defending our wilds.

MSTrIPES – A Protective Web For India’s Tiger Forests

Rizwan Mithawala breaks down a cutting-edge forest protection mechanism being implemented in central Indian tiger forests.

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.

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