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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.

The Holy Trail Of Grandalas

Ram Gopalakrishnan chronicles his search for the high-altitude dwelling grandala in the little mountain town of Tawang, tucked away in the northwestern corner of Arunachal Pradesh.

DNA For Conservation

Conservation is an unbelievably vast and a rather deep science. How deep? All the way to the molecular level! And to understand the implications of studying the fundamental molecular unit of all life – the DNA, on conservation of the dwindling wildlife, fourteen participants from all over India gathered for the Conservation Genetics workshop at the prestigious Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History…

Run Rhino Run

Ten thousand years ago, the woolly rhino walked alongside the woolly mammoth. Vivek Menon ruminates on the evolution of these horned behemoths, and what lies in store for their just-about-surviving descendents.

Hans Dalal, Nature Bound

During a mid-day slump at the Sanctuary Nature Foundation office, Anadya Singh encounters tiger conservationist Hans Dalal. She sketches a portrait of a man who lives an unconventional life.

Big Blue, Tall Green

Migrants to the Andaman Islands, Chetana Purushotham and Krishna Anujan find themselves enamoured by the deep, lush wilderness of these islands and the water that surrounds them. Respectively a marine ecologist and tropical biologist, they banter on the incorruptible link between life underwater and on land.

How Literate Are You? Environmentally.

This pertinent question was the theme of the day at the round-table discussion organized by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation, Earth Day Network-India and Bhavan’s College on April 22, 2017, the 47th Earth Day, at Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai. 

H Is For Hummingbird, S For Sunbird

While visiting Colombia, Vivek Menon finds himself enchanted by the country’s hummingbirds. He assures us that in India, convergent evolution has gifted us the less-delicate, but just as captivating sunbird.

Purse Seines And Migrant Labour – Managing Fisheries In Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg District

As our oceans are filled with plastic and emptied of marine life, and climate change moves into higher gear, it becomes ever more vital that the contentious issue of marine fishing takes centre stage in national and international debates on the future of both fish and fisherfolk.

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