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Interview with Karan Dilip Worah - Director of Rolgol

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Interview with Karan Dilip Worah - Director of Rolgol
(November 24, 2022) Interview conducted by Dr. Ovee Thorat Karan graduated from Srishti Manipal Institute of Arts, Design, and Technology, Bengaluru. He is currently working as an Experience Designer with Airtel in Gurgaon. "We slowly built a relationship with the warm people of Banni, with the daily customers and with those who chose to make their chai stop at Hodko.” Ovee: Karan, please tell us about Rolgol. “Rolgol is my graduation film, I made it in 2014. To this day, the time...

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మొదటిసారి అడవి లో పెద దపులులు: అమ్రాబాద్ లో నామొదటి అనుభవం-బాపురెడ్డిగజ్లజ

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మొదటిసారి అడవి లో పెద  దపులులు: అమ్రాబాద్ లో నామొదటి అనుభవం-బాపురెడ్డిగజ్లజ
(November 23, 2022) Article by Bapu Reddy నా పేరు బాపురెడ్డి గజ్లజ , నలమల ల అడవులు అంటే చాల పెద్దఅడవులు అని అంద్రికి తెలిసిన విషయమే, అలంటి నలమల ల అడవుల్లలమొద్టిసారి నేను పెద్దపులి ని చుసిన అనుభూతి మీతో పంచుకోవాలని ఈ సంచిక ద్వా రా మీ మందు ఉంచుతునాా ను. అమ్రాబాద్ పులుల అభయారణ్య ం ల్ల నేను 2015 నుండ్డ పులుల ఉనికి తెలుసుకోవడం, వాటి జ్నాభా మరియుపెద్దపులులు ఏ విధంగా తమ జీవితానిా గడుపుతునాా యి, జీవనానికి అవి ఎదురుక ంటునా ఇబ్బ ందులు క్షుణ్ంణ గా అవగాహన చేసుకోవడం కోసం క్షేమ్రత సాయయి పరిశోధనలు చేసుునాాను. 2015 ...

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Implication of CITES inclusion within India’s Wildlife Law

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Implication of CITES inclusion within India’s Wildlife Law
(November 11, 2022) Article by Faisal Patil and Shyama Kuriakose Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is the 4th largest illegitimate business with an annual worth of $14 billion. Due to India’s geography and socio-demographic makeup, it acts as an integral focal point for this trade across international markets, putting our hallowed biodiversity at the risk of being extirpated. Much of this demand is driven by the pet industry and the use of wildlife parts in traditional medicines. Wildlife crimes are rele...

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Researchers conduct a comprehensive assessment of scientific research on carnivores over seven decades since India’s independence

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Researchers conduct a comprehensive assessment of scientific research on carnivores over seven decades since India’s independence
(September 06, 2022) A new study by scientists from 11 academic and conservation institutions presents a detailed account of carnivore research in India from 1947–2020 India presents a unique and peculiar case among developing and developed countries, where 1.4 billion people manage to coexist with large carnivores like tigers, lions, snow leopards, sloth bears and leopards. The country is home to around 23 per cent of the world’s carnivore species, most of which occur at high densities, while also sh...

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A conversation with Akshay Mandavkar: From the environment beat to Kathak, and everything in between

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A conversation with Akshay Mandavkar: From the environment beat to Kathak, and everything in between
(August 23, 2022) Media portrayal of wildlife and environmental issues are greatly responsible for shaping public perceptions about wildlife. Besides being a primary source of information for many, the media also holds great power to influence public understanding of and response to conservation issues. Sensational or erroneous reporting can lead to increased antagonism toward wildlife and negatively affect policy and management decisions that could prove detrimental to humans and wildlife.  Researchers a...

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International Tiger Day - Celebrating Waghoba

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International Tiger Day - Celebrating Waghoba
(July 29, 2022) India has had several human communities living with wild animals in and around its diverse forests for centuries. The remarkable coexistence could be a consequence of some unique and age-old indigenous beliefs. Beliefs like the sun, moon, rivers and almost all other wild beings that have thrived on earth for eras are their wiser ancestors. They have sought their lessons on survival and sustenance from them. These beliefs substantiated into humble practices such as those worshipping the natural f...

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IPCC Climate Change Report 2022 and its Implications for India

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IPCC Climate Change Report 2022 and its Implications for India
(June 29, 2022) Written by Ishani Kumar Singh Summer in India this year has brought some attention to the consequences of climate change that have started taking effect in India. The rising heat has broken records with the temperature breaching 49 degrees celsius in the capital city. Heatwaves have become more likely, putting a  large part of India’s population in distress. Lack of immediate efforts to mitigate or adapt to climate change could lead to dire consequences especially in India, as is w...

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ಕಾನನದ ಸುತ್ತ (ಭಯ,ಕುತೂಹಲ, ಹಾಸ್ಯ) ಭಾಗ - ೨

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ಕಾನನದ ಸುತ್ತ (ಭಯ,ಕುತೂಹಲ, ಹಾಸ್ಯ) ಭಾಗ - ೨
(June 07, 2022) ಲೇಖಕರು- ಸತೀಶ ಗಣೇಶ ನಾಗಠಾಣ.  ಮುಂದುವರೆದ ಭಾಗ.. ದಟ್ಟಣೆಯಿಂದ ಕೂಡಿದ ಬೃಹತ ಗಾತ್ರದ ಮರದ ಸಾಲುಗಳನ್ನು ಕಣ್ಣೆತ್ತಿ ನೋಡುತ್ತ ಆ ದಿನದ ಆಹ್ಲಾದಕರವಾದ ಮುಂಜಾವಿನ ಮಂಪರು ಬರೆಸುವಂತಹ ತಂಗಾಳಿಯ ಆನಂದದ ಸುಖವನ್ನು ಸವೆಯುತ್ತ ದಂಡಾಕಾರದ ಕಾನನದ ಒಳಗೆ ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಲು ನಿಸರ್ಗ ಬಾ ಎಂದು ಕರೆಯುತ್ತಿತ್ತು.   ಕಲ್ಪವೃಕ್ಷಗಳ ದಟ್ಟ ಕಾಡುಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದ ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಭವ್ಯ ವನಸಿರಿಯ ಸಾಲು ಸಾಲುಗಳನ್ನ ನೋಡುತ್ತ  ತಲ್ಲಿನವಾದಂತಹ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಏನೋ ಒಂಥರಹ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾವನಾತ್ಮಕ ಅಲೆಗಳ ಹೊಯದಾಟ ಝೆಂಕರಿಸುತ್ತ ಅತ್ತಂದಿತ್ತ ಸುಳಿದಾಡುತ್ತ ಮರದಿಂದ ಮರಕ್ಕೆ ನೆಗೆಯುತ್ತ ಸುಳಿಗಾಳಿಯ ಹತೋಟಿ...

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Conversations with Shri Mama Natung

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Conversations with Shri Mama Natung
(June 06, 2022) Interview by Uttara Mendiratta  Starting in March 2021, we came across reports on the Airgun Surrender Abhiyan that had been initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Arunachal Pradesh. We noted it with mild curiosity, but did not think it was more than a localized phenomenon. But soon, through our interactions with the forest department, it became clear that this was not a one off event but a growing movement, and one that the forest department felt very invested in. The fore...

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A ‘heart-opening journey’: Interview with Dr. Ovee Thorat

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A ‘heart-opening journey’: Interview with Dr. Ovee Thorat
(April 25, 2022) Savannas – large expanses of grass-dominated landscapes dotted by shrubs and woody trees – are often referred to as ‘wastelands’ in India. They have long been considered to be remnants of forests degraded by human disturbances such as fire and grazing. However, studies indicate that the savanna grasslands of peninsular India are ancient ecosystems that pre-date humans and hold high species richness, endemism and unique biodiversity[1]. Tropical forests are looked upon as ...

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