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Claim of human and tiger ‘coexistence’ lacks perspective

Claim of human and tiger ‘coexistence’ lacks perspective

Text by Chaitanya Krishna and photograph by Kalyan Varma Nepal’s Chitwan National Park was the site of a study, published in September 2012 by Carter and others, which concluded that, tigers coexist with humans at fine spatial scales. This paper has ignited a scientific debate regarding its implications for large carnivore conservation worldwide, with scientists...
RWC seeks greater clarity and transparency in the wildlife research permit granting process

RWC seeks greater clarity and transparency in the wildlife research permit granting process

Text and photographs by RWC Wildlife science is a growing field in India, and wild places and the myriad species that live in them are revealing their secrets to a growing tribe of both professional and citizen scientists. The disconnect with the natural world in urban jungles is being bridged by citizens using magnifying glasses,...
RWC sees red in proposed port development near Pulicat Bird Sanctuary

RWC sees red in proposed port development near Pulicat Bird Sanctuary

Written by RWC, photographs from Wikimedia Commons and Imran Siddiqui. The Pulicat Bird Sanctuary, notified on 20th September 1976 is the second largest brackish water lagoon after Chilika in Orissa. The lake provides livelihoods to about 44,000 fishermen and is a very important refuge for several species of threatened water birds, fishes and amphibians in...
Glimpses into life in the Chambal

Glimpses into life in the Chambal

Written by Chaitanya Krishna, photographs by Tarun Nair, Shailendra Singh & Ingo Waschkies. A wide expanse of the Chambal River. Sandbanks can be seen in the foreground. The biopic, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, features a story of a national record holding athlete who became a dacoit in the Chambal. In the film, when Paan Singh Tomar is...
Prof VijayRaghavan conferred with Padma Shri

Prof VijayRaghavan conferred with Padma Shri

Dear visitors. Please join us in congratulating Prof VijayRaghavan, our trustee, on being awarded the prestigious Padma Shri this year.
A bird in hand

A bird in hand

By Deepthi Bharadwaj As the four young boys ambled past me, I stole a curious look at the gunny bags they carried. Innocuous looking, but bearing ominous tell-tale splashes of red. I casually stopped and asked what the bags contained. Not shy of the stranger, the teenaged boy drew open the cover with visible pride...