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Birds of Chopta - Week 3

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Birds of Chopta - Week 3
(June 21, 2021) Here’s the third part of our ‘Birds of Chopta’ series – with these seven birds and some poetry dedicated to each one of them. We hope you enjoy it.Poems by Sourabha Rao. Photo courtesy shared below each image.1. Grey-winged blackbird© Manavendra Sahyou wonder why, for some of usblack is grief, mourning, evil and even deathhere’s an orange bill and a smear of grey on wingslike a heart-rending attempt to make up for our own misreadingsa blackbird is now only beau...

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Armed conflicts – a threat to wildlife

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Armed conflicts – a threat to wildlife
(June 07, 2021) War and armed civil strife are a cause of widespread human suffering. But armed conflicts also pose a significant but under-recognised threat to thousands of mammal and bird species, according to a new study published in the journal, Conservation Letters. The study was conducted by researchers from Wildlife Conservation Society-India (WCS-India), Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and Panthera, by analysing maps of regions of armed conflicts, species geogra...

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Perspective on Priorities: An Interview with Dr. Jayanand Derekar

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Perspective on Priorities: An Interview with Dr. Jayanand Derekar
(June 03, 2021) By Sourabha RaoSometimes, all it takes to make a world of difference to an entire community is a man of principles. This is a conversation with one such man from a little hamlet called Joida in Karnataka that, in his time as a student, did not even have a degree college or public transportation. And from such a little town, he went on to become the first person in his community to earn a Ph.D.Meet Dr. Jayanand Derekar, who has been actively involved with us in conservation work across the Mysore...

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