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LET’S TIP THE SCALES IN FAVOUR OF THE PANGOLINS

Leopard

The armour-like scales that nature has strapped onto the pangolins would make you associate them with the formidable warriors of yore.Read more

 

THE DIRGE OF THE WINGED NOCTURNAL PREDATOR

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The Owl, as a nocturnal bird of prey, enjoys a rather chequered reputation in India, as it does in many other countries around the world. The Barn Owl is respected as the acolyte of the Goddess Chamunda in Karnataka.Read more

 

ANNUAL BIRD CENSUS RECORDS 71 WATER-DEPENDENT SPECIES

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WWF-India has been conducting the annual bird census in the Harike Wildlife Sanctuary since 2011 with support from the Department of Forest and Wildlife Preservation, Government of Punjab. Read more

 

MANAGING HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT

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The time is a little after midnight. It is pitch dark outside. The only light comes from the searchlights Habil Ekka and his fellow Anti Depredation Squad members switch on from time to check their surroundings. Read more

 

SURGING SEA WREAKS HAVOC IN SUNDARBANS

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For the people living in the world’s largest mangrove islands, the Sundarbans, the delicate balance between man and nature is constantly shifting. In fact, the situation on the ground is nothing short of an ecological disaster. Read more

 

CRAFTING A WEED INTO A WONDER

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This is the story of Harike Wildlife Sanctuary, Punjab, which has successfully turned a malicious weed into a profitable fibre. A plant that was introduced to India to beautify has become dangerous to its surroundings by suffocating the water body it inhabits Read more

 

SALT-TOLERANT PADDY MAKES A COMEBACK IN SUNDARBANS

House sparrow

Historical records mention six salt-tolerant paddy varieties that used to be cultivated in the Sundarbans prior to human settlement in the area. Read more

 

Rare sighting of bar-headed geese at Tsokar, Ladakh

House sparrow

A recent waterbird census being undertaken at the Tsokar wetlands in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir led to the rare sighting of a bar-headed goose with a red-coloured collar that had the number H-19 imprinted on it. Read more

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