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A Party For Hornbills

Hornbills fascinate me. Their distinct way of nesting and their unique physical features leave me wonderstruck. “Such enchanting birds... who would ever want to harm them?” I wondered.

Of Alien Origins And Earthly Splendour

Sanctuary’s Senior Editor and Science Communicator Purva Variyar and Photo Editor and Senior Naturalist Gaurav Shirodkar talk about an obscure, yet enchanting destination in Maharashtra called the Lonar crater, which they recently visited. Extra-terrestrial origins, unique soda lake, rare microbial life and thriving forest, they discuss it all!

Ulu Muda – Kedah's Neglected Eden

Fariman Salahshour unearths the magic of a little-known forest known as Ulu Muda in the Kedah state of nothern peninsular Malaysia and urges on the importance of protecting this ecologically-diverse paradise.

Sheru’s Story

Arun Fulara writes about a leopard who lives in a village up in the hills of Kumaon.

Lesser Cats – In The Land Of Turtles

Vivek Sarkar has his dreams turn to reality in the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, as he crosses path with not one but three elusive lesser cat species – the jungle, leopard and fishing cat.

Walking With Polar Bears

Getting up close and personal with the world’s largest carnivores warmed Geetika Jain’s heart in the freezing north of Hudson Bay, Canada. Along with adventure, and sheer joy, she is left with reflections and anxiety for the fragility of their harsh, but exquisite world.

Looks that Kill – The Salman Khan Factor

Salman Khan was arrested on October 12, 1998, at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The charges against him framed under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, include the hunting and killing of three endangered animals (two black buck and a chinkara) on the night of September 27-28, 1998. 

Tourism’s Potential For Conservation

When well-managed, tourism, unlike most industries, can create a thriving economy that is not dependent on the one-time consumption of natural resources – one where the local communities can become active partners both in tourism and in nature conservation, writes Joanna Van Gruisen.

Through The Lens Of Protectors

Who better to tell the stories of our wildernesses than those who experience it on a daily basis, suggests Nandini Velho, while sketching portraits of two members of the anti-poaching staff at the Pakke Tiger Reserve who also moonlight as wildlife filmmakers.

Appa’s Mangroves

Malaika Vaz traces how a rigorous community effort led by Appa Rao Allarpathi overcame the onslaught of the unsustainable shrimp industry to restore a fragile ecosystem in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary.

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