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Sentient Beings Or Shooting Targets?

Wildlife-human conflict is a major issue in rural India, with nilgai, wild boar, and even gaur being declared as vermin in various states. Nimesh Ved ponders whether the culling of ‘problem’ wild species is an effective solution.

All Woman, All Wild

Writer-conservationist Neha Sinha on how she was shamed for being a woman in the forests, and why it’s time that men need to come to terms with women making a mark in the field of wildlife conservation.

Rapping Her Protest

Sofia Ashraf’s rap music video ‘Kodaikanal Won’t’ went viral on social media for its brave stance in asking Unilever to take accountability for the toxic mercury contamination from its erstwhile factory in Kodaikanal. Youthrise’s Ananda B. Pandit spoke to Sofia about the issue, her experience creating the video and how Youthrise’s member base can help.

All Is Not Well! At The Top Of The World

Once shy and receding, Ladakh’s marmots have undergone a personality change. Sujatha Padmanabhan explains why this is less than reassuring.

The Wild Nature Of Nature Tourism

TOFTigers’ visionary founder Julian Matthews delineates ways to prevent India’s wildlife travel boom from going bust.

Notes From A Backcountry Wanderer

Mountaineer Karn Kowshik gives voice to the concerns of the outdoor community, while recognising everyone’s right to experience the joys of the wild.

Belinda Wright – Blazing Trails

Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India, wildlife photographer, Emmy-award winner and eco-lodge owner, Belinda Wright has been spearheading India’s fight against wildlife crime for over two decades.

Dr. Aparajita Datta – Wild Shades Of Grey

Dr. Aparajita Datta is a scientist with the Nature Conservation Foundation. Since 1995, she has been involved in research and conservation in Arunachal Pradesh with a primary focus on hornbills. Her main interests include plant-animal interaction in rainforests, understanding anthropogenic effects on wildlife, and engaging with tribal communities for conservation.

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth – Solo Science To Citizen Science

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth is an Associate Conservation Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, a Ramanujan Fellow at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University. Her research spans 17 years and a broad variety of issues. Dr. Karanth was selected as the 10,000th Grantee and Emerging Explorer for the year 2012 by National Geographic.

The Others – Blame, Accountability And Action In Conservation

It is not just the number of humans that is causing havoc on Planet Earth, but our lifestyle choices, says Swati Thiyagarajan.

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