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Sacred Tigers And The Farmers Who Worship Them

Around Umred-Karhandla, the satellite core of the Bor Tiger Reserve, farming communities have started to worship the tiger, instead of the bullock, as their ‘annadatta’.

Ramble On

To love wildlife, is to love travel.

We admit that we have no scientific data to back this claim, and the lack of empirical evidence may put this in question. Yet we are willing to wager that every nature enthusiast you know spends at least some part of their day dreaming about their next foray into the wild.

Mountain Musings

A World Heritage Site, the Great Himalayan National Park has adventures on offer for those willing to venture forth. Nimesh Ved finds peace as he leaves behind footprints, but brings back memories.

Travelling Wild

As more of us seek creature comforts while outdoors, Vivek Menon reminisces about three travels he undertook to explain what it truly means to be in the wild.

Garden Of The Gods

A group of the country’s most intrepid birders find themselves encountering ‘lifers’ in Arunachal Pradesh’s Mishmi Hills. Panchami Manoo Ukil takes us along the expedition.

Searching For Arcadia – Private Nature Reserves and The Promise That They Hold

From the Himalaya to the Western Ghats, a smattering of private sanctuaries and reserves are transforming conservation strategies. Cara Tejpal takes a walk in the woods, and suggests you do the same.

In The Bag

Getting geared to dabble in wildlife photography? Take a look inside Ramki Sreenivasan’s camera bag.

Pench – Land Of The Vultures

Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) is known for numberable things, chiefly its incredible landscape. The Pench river divides the reserve into two ranges and has served the wilderness for many years. Prajakta tells us how she sees vultures thriving here.

The Great Indian Vulture Decline

Once a vulture paradise, India has become a tomb for these magnificent birds, with a dramatic decline in their population. Some scientists have advocated a ‘disease hypothesis’ and estimated that the decline of the White-backed and Long-billed Vultures is up to 90 per cent in the subcontinent. But this estimate has been made without thoroughly surveying past or present vulture strongholds. Fears were also expressed…

The Vulture Crisis

On September 5, 2015, birders and wildlife enthusiasts across the globe will celebrate Vulture Awareness Day. In honour of these incredible scavengers, we dug into the Sanctuary archives to bring to you this article from 2001 that debated the cause of the crash in vulture populations before the pharmaceutical drug diclofenac was identified as the culprit.

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