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Zoo Story

Posted by: Amrita Balaji on

According to Wikipedia, captive breeding, (as done in zoos) ‘facilitates' biodiversity and helps in saving certain species from extinction. I'm not trying to be an insufferable know-it-all (that's Wiki's job and yes I like Harry Potter), I just like to get my facts right(and apparently, Wikipedia is the best, PS: Jimmy Wales

Ranathambore’s last Tigers?

Posted by: Suresh K L on

While voting for opinion poll on Lions introduction in Sanctuary Asia's website, 2 things came to my mind, whether to vote for Lions to safeguard their future or to allow tigers of Ranathambore to sign off from their very home.

 

Kuno-Palpur waiting for Lions is known and equally known factor is, already 2 or 3 Tigers managed to


Sparrows in my Garden

Posted by: Bratish Poddar on

Recently, a pair of sparrows built a nest in a drainage hole in our wall.  I uploaded the photos in Picasa; do take a look-

https://picasaweb.google.com/107404388748311172470/SparrowsMakingANest 

 

 

P.S. the uploading system here is really inconvenient. Please improve


The Budget Naturally!

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

It's budget time for India and every industrialist is in Delhi, lobbying for tax benefits, sops and policies that can be reflected on their balance sheets. This has been the pattern for six decades now. It's how most fortunes were accumulated by the largest Indian corporations.

If short term economic gains are not replaced by a


Unknown Karnataka 1 -- Kavals

Posted by: Suresh K L on

This is the story of rare opportunity provided by conservation of domestic cattle which in turn benefiting many wild species of grassland in many small pockets of South Central Karnataka. The grasslands which are rearing these animals are called Kavals or Amrith Mahal Kavals.

 

 History: The Amruth Mahal literally means milk


"When asked, as I frequently am, why I should concern myself with the conservation of animal life, I reply that I have been very lucky and that throughout my life the world has given me the most enormous pleasure. But the world is as delicate and as complicated as a spider's web. If you touch one thread, you send shudders


Flying in the face of cyclonic winds, floods, droughts, hottest-ever and coldest-ever days, plus salinisation of coasts thanks to sea level rise, the climate skeptic brigade is up to its dirty tricks again. Just as they did a few weeks before Copenhagen, prior to the climate conference about to take place in Durban they have


Just a few days ago, we did not have water supply in our house for the whole morning. It was a very trying situation and we were dependant on our tank on the roof. We all were trying our best to save this water which had suddenly become very precious. The problem was minor-a broken pipe. However, this really goes to show how


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


The Ground Water Problem

Posted by: Bratish Poddar on

Our water table is depleting at a rapid rate. We regularly hear news about earth's  decreasing water levels. Underground reservoirs are drying up. Most of our water is drawn up from below the ground. However, this water is not getting replenished. Rains are getting irregular, but in most places they still are sufficient.  This