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In the last 10 years, 15 new species of snakes and geckos have been described from India, highlighting the fact that our reptilian diversity is poorly studied and deserves all the attention it can get. In this issue, we present

“Would you want to help scientists understand malformed frogs of India?” asks Madhushri Mudke It isn’t surprising that the need for human consumption has left our environment and the biodiversity that it hosts, under siege. Studies from across the globe show

A focus on the RabindraSarobar Lake in Kolkata, its ecological importance and the present challenges it faces. “A Lake is the most beautiful and expressive feature of a landscape. It is often described as the Eye of the Earth and rightly

Flowers and crops around the world have an equal right to brag, be it for nutrition or beautific value.   Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) (Location of Photograph: Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda, U.P.) Picture courtesy: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Ojha, Assistant Professor, BUAT,

A Study Conducted On The Man-Animal Interactions As Asiatic Lion Numbers Increase In Gir National Park And Its Adjoining Areas. The setting: Lion-tales Large carnivore populations are a rarity and saving them is a key conservation directive. Sadly, these mighty and fierce

INTRODUCTION RELIGIOUS STRUCTURES IN PROTECTED AREAS: SIGNIFICANCE IN THE CONSERVATION SCENARIO Most of the Protected Areas (PAs) in India have religious monuments/ installations which see an influx of visitors throughout the year and peak numbers during festivals. In most of these PAs,