Tales from the tropical seas continue with the deceptively sedentary life forms from the ocean beds – the starfish, the sea urchins, the sea cucumbers, and other charismatic echinoderms. Many who have travelled to India’s expansive coastline have chanced upon starfishes
India needs a strategic management plan for conserving the endangered Asiatic wild dog. Wildlife Conservation Society–India, University of Florida (USA), Wildlife Conservation Trust, and National Centre for Biological Sciences released a study that proposed a framework for conserving the endangered
Celebrating International Tiger Day with some hard-hitting facts, as the author points out the inherent hypocrisy involved in tiger shows and entertainment centres in Thailand perpetuating untold cruelty upon tigers, all for the entertainment of man. In 2016, 147 tigers were
A chance encounter with the matriarch striped feline and her cubs forms a great tale to tell, as the author recounts her experience at tiger sighting in Pench. Alice in wonderland! That's exactly the feeling I have at being in the forest.
It often takes the smallest of actions to spark a world of change. Thanks to grass-root targeted conservation strategies, the forests of Dandeli are resounding with the cries of hornbills once again. In June 2006, I arrived at Dandeli as Deputy
While the nation is gripped by the ubiquitous fear of a pandemic wreaking havoc across the population, the author muses about the flip side of the coin where the earth is healing from the ravages we have heaped on it. Nature
With a reputation of being one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world, dating back to more than 130 million years ago, Taman Negara is an impenetrable forest, abundant with wildlife and birdlife that one needs to see to
A perennial shrub with vivid fiery orange-red flowers, the hamelia patens is the scene of a fierce battle of dominance for territory between a crimson sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) and a purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) out to impress a mate. After inspecting