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The ill-poised fate of the inhabitants of the central Indian forests due to human-animal conflict. On my return to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) early in December 2018, I learnt that one of Chhoti Tara’s sub adult cubs had been electrocuted in

A recent study by scientists from WCS India, in collaboration with the Assam Forest Department, presents findings from a photographic spatial capture–recapture (SCR) survey of elephants in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, and demonstrates how the approach is well suited to

The week-long "Festival of Forests" or Van Mahotsav is here. Celebrated since 1950, millions of saplings are planted during this week-long festival every year. But is it enough? Research says that for every tree felled, ten saplings are required to be planted

Sloth bear denning project -A unique research initiative by Wildlife SOS. Sloth bears (Melursusursinus) are endemic to the Indian subcontinent and occur commonly across the tropical forests of the region. But over the years, the species population has experienced a declining

In the next installment of his series on the birds of NhavaSheva, Sylvester Alphonso talks about the Asian koel. While ruminating on my completion of a year with TS Rahaman at Nhava Sheva, I wonder at the beauty around me. The

The state animal of Tamil Nadu, the NilgiriTahr  (Nilgiritragushylocrius) known locally as the Nilgiri ibex or simply ibex, is an ungulate endemic to the Nilgiri Hills and the southern Western Ghats. My earliest introduction to the NilgiriTahr was through a book cover with the ungulate on its cover. It

Surprised by nature – describes the tale of two creatures unexpectedly captured on lens while the author was on the trail of another. The story of the Bee-eater The image was taken around famous Anna Sagar Lake near Hyderabad. The lake is famous

The next phase of the Wildlife SOS Refuse TO Ride Campaign has taken off and has hit the streets of Jaipur. Jaipur auto rickshaws roll out with ‘Refuse to Ride’ campaign message! In an attempt to educate tourists about the importance

Interesting snippets about animals, which will debunk some myths about wildlife. Let’s destroy some myths today! The male lion, as we know, is the leader of the entire pride. We know that he is lazy as he allows the lionesses to do

With the World Environment Day behind us, do we stop thinking about our actions and its effects on the environment? Just a day of planting trees is not enough; we need to make a radical change in our lifestyle to