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Tiger Cub confiscated at the Port of Miami

Bowfin and Paddlefin caviar, komodo dragons or water monitors, Darwin's finches or hummingbirds, spitting cobras or taipans, tree frogs or gliding frogs, the US Fish and Wildlife Service's wildlife inspectors need to literally, know it all.


Animals, both wild and domestic, have played a major role in the lives of humans ever


Madayipara: The land of flowers.

Posted by: arun tp on

 

 

Madayipara is a vast stretch of Rocky terrain spreading near Pazhayangadi Town, in Kannur District of Kerala. It is one of the beautiful landscape existing suppose the last in entire Northern Kerala. The land has immense ecological importance because of its biodiversity of Flora and Fauna.

 

Flora includes rare species of


Should we worry about the US?

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Should we worry about American public opinion? It hardly seems possible, but between 30 & 40% actually believe the world began around 6,000 years ago. People living in Arizona do not accept the reality of climate change and, instead, blame immigrants for the wildfires raging across their

Ushuaia

Posted by: Swati Hingorani on

Just reached Ushuaia this morning. The city is more beautiful that I can describe. Snow-capped mountains in the distance, lush forests as far as the eye can see and quaint houses dotting the skyline. I've seen at least 3 huskies - my favourite breed of dog - frolicking in the many gardens we passed on our drive to the hotel.


En route to Antarctica!

Posted by: Bhaskar P on

I've been counting down to March 3, 2011 for a while now. A lifelong belief that discussing trips jinxes them prevented me from standing on the rooftop and announcing to the world that I was going to Antarctica but now that I am three-quarters of the way there, I think I can allow myself to be excited! I'm writing this from a



Tagore, man of the future

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

"I love India, but my India is an idea and not a geographical expression. Therefore, I am not a patriot - I shall ever seek my compatriots all over the world"

Those lines were written by 'Gurudev' Rabindranath Tagore, whose 150 birth anniversary happens to be today. The free-thinking lines define my own notion of life and


The Death of a Wetland...

Posted by: Prerna Bindra on

A confession...this is not being reported from the field. I have not personally visited Bharatpur National Park, not recently anyway. You could say I have abandoned it in its dire days-I simply do not have the heart to witness the slow death of the wetland, once fecund and so alive with the call and colour of myriad birds. My


Why BAN "Ecotourism"?

Posted by: arun tp on

 

 

I have to write some definitions on few terms related to tourism before giving some wide perspective on damage created by Eco-Tourism.

 

Tour refers to the Journey to various places, coming back in the end to the place the journey started from!

 

Tourism refers to the business of providing travel, accommodation, food,


Global warming a question

Posted by: arun tp on

 

"Global warming" and resulting scenario is partially the result of Industrialization and Scientific advancement. Partially is used instead of probable as the time and space is related to the climatic change resulting from the ongoing evolution of universe, the evolution related to the galaxies, its space, evolution of the