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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”

A freshwater fish inhabiting the rivers in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, the omnivorous Copper Mahseer is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Redlist. The North-east is always fascinating for any biodiversity lover. One can find

Otters, often described as the ambassadors of Wetlands, are classified as vulnerable in the IUCN Redlist. Here is a brief insight into the importance of otters to the wetland ecosystem. Most scientists have described Otters as “Ambassadors of Wetlands”, meaning the

The 7-year-old Kanan Bishnoi shows her appreciation of the beautiful Munia with a heartfelt poem.   When I wake up in the morning, Many birds are calling, The Munia is picking up the grass, For her babies she forecasts, All the grass she can amass, She makes

Spread over 1,400+ sq. km., the Satpura Tiger Reserve comprises the Satpura National Park and Panchmarhi and Bori Wildlife Sanctuaries. A conservation success, Satpura’s forested hills not only house the magnificent tiger, but an amazing array of wildlife as well,

The plight of the Forest Guards in our National Parks has often been ignored or forgotten. The very survival of the denizens of the wild depends on their commitment and dedication. The Wildlife Warrior Awards by HCMF is a step

An HCMF Special Newsletter on Covid-19 : The author urges that wet animal markets be permanently closed down because the next virus could pose an even greater existential threat. In December 2019, the world was hit with an unprecedented deadly virus

Well-known conservationist Dr. Anish Andheria has been capturing wildlife in his camera for over two decades now. He shares some of his iconic images and views on conservation. Conservation matters After having worked in the field of conservation for more than 25

Lamenting the destruction we humans carelessly bring upon nature, in return for all the good we receive from it until we suddenly hear a wail as if a dead tree speaks to us. A DEAD TREE SPOKE TO ME      I saw a