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As Aldo Leopold once said, “Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.” Ganesh H Shankar explains the importance of effectively using the medium of art in conservation. We have seen images of tigers cut into

Ravine landscapes are generally associated with fear. Infamous for being home to dacoits like Phoolan Devi, Pan Singh Tomar and Mohar Singh in the past, this ‘lost world’ is also home of wolves, jackals, hyenas, jungle cats, desert foxes, gharials

Not too long ago, all the major river systems in the Indian subcontinent were occupied by a unique crocodilian suited specially for life in smooth, flowing rivers and preying on fish. Once distributed across Pakistan, India, Nepal, West Bengal and

There is much hubbub about plastics and pollution. Environmentalists, activists and various agencies have been talking about the blue planet becoming toxified irrevocably, due to this potent poison created by none other than the man himself. In fact, it is

Palaearctic mammals in the higher ranges of Himachal Pradesh, whose plight is a precarious one, need our serious attention and action. Overgrazing and the widespread presence of non-native predators, continue to be persistent threats against their survival. As the SUV rolled

How a photography trip ended as a lesson on what to avoid in farming I once happened to visit Dighal wetlands, Haryana for Bird Photography. After spending the entire day on-field, it was late when I started to return. Darkness was

The Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), endemic to the Indian subcontinent, has been classified as Critically Endangered by IUCN on the basis of a precipitous decline in distribution and abundance, as well as only a remnant global population (IUCN 2007). The National

Imagine that you are holidaying somewhere out in the wild, near a forest, and just as you are about to retire to bed, you hear cackles that curdles your blood.  What could it be? You wonder.  A witch laughing hysterically? 

When one talks about scavenging birds, the first name that comes to mind is the vulture. All vultures, including the very unique-looking Bearded Vulture and the giant condors (New World vultures), have earned quite a repute for being effective at