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No Climate For Fig Wasps

The blistering heat of Ranthambhore forces Shardul Bajikar to contemplate how rising temperatures might impact fig trees, fig wasps and the surprisingly huge number of other species that depend on the ‘lowly’ wasp for their survival.

Meeting Yeti In Delhi

A volunteer at the student-driven Young Ecologists Talk and Interact Conference 2016, Reetika Maheshwary presents a concise overview of the event for Sanctuary readers.

Two Days At YETI

A student of Delhi University’s Gargi College, and a young conservationist, Vaishali Rawat shares her notes from the two days she spent at the Young Ecologists Talk and Interact Conference 2016.

Pulling Weight At The Forest Games

At the All India Forest Service Games held in December 2015, Uttarakhand was the runner up with a final tally of 81 medals. The state’s women forest officers put up a stellar performance with 20 of the 21 participating women winning medals, including five in a newly introduced category – weightlifting. Cara Tejpal learns more.

“ A Hundred More Years To Go”: A Tribute To Dr. Chhapgar

Vardhan Patankar pays tribute to his mentor Dr. Boman Framji Chhapgar, a man considered to be India’s first marine biologist.

A Note On The Nilgiris

Wildlife biologist N. Lakshminarayanan pays homage to the incredible beauty and diversity of the Nilgiris, even as he highlights the problems in this fractured landscape.

Revisiting Nagarahole

On January 29, 2015, we headed to the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve for a two-day trip to sight wildlife as well as to unwind ourselves. Our route lay through Sathy, Asanur, Chamarajanagar, Mysore, Hunsur and Nagarahole, at distance of around 300 k.m.  from Coimbatore. After having breakfast at Sathy and paying customary obeisance to Bannary Amman at Bannary, we trundled on to the ghats, which commences from Bannary. Once…

The Forests Of Wonder

Anuranjan Roy paints an evocative portrait of Arunachal Pradesh’s treasured Pakke Tiger Reserve.

The Bay Island Lizard: My Work Companions

At the Andaman and Nicobar Environment Team Field Station in the Andaman islands, Research Scholar Vardhan Patankar finds himself some remarkable work companions.

No Deal In Paris

Environmental reporter and climate change activist Shailendra Yashwant opines on the outcome of the recently concluded, and hotly debated 2015 Paris Climate Conference. The much-celebrated results, he says, need to be taken with more than a pinch of salt.

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