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It all began in 2004 when a 16-year-old boy, Dhaval Kansara, along with Sachin Mangela, a local fisherman, discovered a female Olive Ridley sea turtle laying eggs on Chikhale beach in Maharashtra’s Dahanu subdivision. They collected her eggs, incubated them

The theme for this year's World Wildlife Day is 'Forests and Livelihood: Sustaining People and Planet'. In this special feature, Dr. Naveen Pandey gives an insightful account of forest conservation measures in Asia - their successes, lessons to be learned and

Well-meaning humans feeding baby monkeys have inadvertently led to their deaths and destruction of habitat, human-animal conflict, and various other reasons leading to catastrophic results on the continuing well-being of their species, as explained by Wildlife SOS   With their beguiling eyes

Manas – a land of beauty as well as strife, as experienced first hand by Pallabi Chakraborty.   It was the morning of the 26th February, 2020 and I sat in Binita’s room (Binita Baruwati is my friend and ex-colleague who works as

The Ramsar Convention’s broad definition of wetlands can be used to describe some 27000 odd waterbodies in India; although the country has been oddly neglectful of these which have, directly or indirectly, been the source of life and livelihood of

Endangered pangolin successfully rescued & relocated in Uttar Pradesh, India   The Pangolin was rescued by the Wildlife SOS team & Forest Department The residents of a village in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, were in for an unexpected surprise when they spotted an odd-looking

Will the Tiger continue to burn bright or eventually vanish from sight, ponders ecologist Anushree Bhattacharjee, as she recounts her experience in Corbett Tiger Reserve. The first tiger I ever saw in the wild was a dead one. It was nearly

It is important to emphasize that a wide range of views about nature and the severity of the current environmental crisis is highly alarming. There are issues like climate change due to global warming, groundwater depletion, holes in the Ozone

While speaking of mangrove forests, it is easy for the mind to wander to the vast mangroves of Sunderbans or the dense mangroves of the Andaman Islands. But mangroves are present all along the coast and even surround a bustling

A delightful member of the bulbul family of passerines, the Red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) are highly vocal with a sweet melodic voice. The red colour of their name is difficult to see hidden beneath their tale. They are classified as “Least Concern”