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The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2019

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Planting Wild Trees In Karnataka

Karnataka’s Bisle-Charmadi landscape provides the only link between the Kuduremukha Tiger Reserve in Chikkamagaluru and South Canara districts, and the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in Kodagu district. Here, four wild species are the focus of Mud on Boots Project Leader Bhuvan’s conservation efforts. These species include the elusive Nilgiri marten, the small clawed otter, the endemic lion tailed macaque and the…

HEC Death Toll Continues To Rise In Chhattisgarh

Village communities in Chhattisgarh’s Dharamjaigarh block continue to struggle with brutal human-elephant conflict.

Open Letter To World Leaders Attending The G20 Summit

The Japanese Government’s decision to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is effective 30th June 2019, after which it will conduct commercial whaling within its Exclusive Economic Zone and coastal waters. We ask you to send a public message to your Summit’s honourable hosts that your countries object to Japan’s commercial whaling intentions.

Surveying Sacred Groves In Sindhudurg

Last week, biologist Prajakjta Pathare, visited Sanctuary’s Mud on Boots Project Leader Malhar Indulkar at his project location Tillari, Sindhudurg.  While Malhar has been constantly working towards protection and conservation of riverine habitat around the Tillari and Terekhol rivers, with a focus on otter conservation  he could not ignore the pristine swathes of the sacred forest that protects and nurtures these…

Illegal Land Acquisition In The Aravalli Hills

Sanctuary's Maitreyee Mujumdar writes to India's Environment Minister on the devastation of the Aravalli range in Haryana and its ecological repercussions.

Chhattisgarh Human-Elephant Conflict: Three Killed

In May 2019, farmers in the Dharamjaigarh block of the Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh faced severe crop depredation from wild elephants. According to information shared by activist and Sanctuary's Mud on Boots Project Leader Sajal Madhu, four herds of 53 elephants in total have been causing panic in four gram panchayats in the region. The distressed community is now also afraid to visit the forests. This is worrisome…

Snakebite Awareness Camp For Kids In Mysore District

In April 2019, Sanctuary’s Project Leaders Sandhya Rani and Marina Juliet conducted a three day snakebite awareness camp at The Gerry Martin Project (TGMP) field station in Karnataka. The camp was organised in collaboration between TGMP and Humane…

Workshops For Forest Officials, Students In Dakshina Kannada

To mark World Forest Day and World Sparrow Day, which respectively fall on the 20th and 21st of March, Sanctuary's Project Leader Bhuvaneshwara HC led  workshops on the importance of forests and conservation for over 100 students from two schools and one college. He also led a discussion on the sustainability of harvesting non timber forest produce with 68 forest officials from the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka…

Sacred Grove Clean-Up In Sindhudurg

On March 10, 2019, Sanctuary's Mud on Boots Project Leader Malhar Indulkar led 15 students on a clean-up drive at Maulichi kond, a sacred grove along the Terekhol river in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.

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