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The Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulate), a winter migrant to India, fights declining numbers with conservation management,reintroduced populations and a will to survive. For hundreds of years, falconry and the hunting of the Houbara Bustard are deeply embedded in Arabian culture and

Tracking the elusive tiger in Pench Wildlife Sanctuary, the famed ‘collarwali’ tigress and her litter is a tale worth sharing. The word ‘tiger’ excites and enthuses most people with the images it conjures up of India’s national animal striding gracefully and

Spotting the spotted feline had never been so easy and so pleasurable. Welcome to Bera, where leopards roam free amongst the villages of shepherds. Bera, a small village in Pali district of Rajasthan, is located around 140 km from the lake

God’s creations come in all sizes. Be it the mighty towering giraffe, or the cane toad, differing sizes result in differing survival techniques. Adapting to their surroundings, these animals have mastered the art of procuring food while battling adverse situations

The Rusty spotted cat (Prionailurusrubiginosus), one of the smallest of the feline family, is found only in India, Sri Lanka and the terai region of Nepal. It is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red list. A growing population, expanding

A majestic bird of prey belonging to the Accipitridae family, the Crested Serpent Eagle(Spilornis cheela) is a raptor found frequently in Asia. What happens when you interrupt this fierce bird while it attempts to hunt for prey?   It was perhaps one

Have you spotted a tarantula? Do not get panicked, they are more scared of us due to the danger we and our brooms pose them! It was the 24th of March, 2019  around afternoon. I received a call from a

Anticipation is a wonderful feeling, especially if you have waited for the moment almost all your life. The cherished desire to capture in frame a family of Sarus cranes bears fruit in Keoladeo National Park for our avifauna enthusiast. When I

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,

Musings of a wild kind - in rhyme! Here is the next edition of limerics by the self-proclaimed "Half-mad Know-mad"   Butterflies puddling at Sipna Mud n salt, nothing beats the chakhna The lizard Calotis Not letting this amiss Pounce, bounce - Oops! It broke its