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Herping - A Love Affair

Having spent years in the vast Thar, combing through the sands of the most densely human-populated desert in the world, Vipul Ramanuj writes an appreciation of the gamut of herplife that the Great Indian Desert manages to sustain.

Belling The Cat – Using Telemetry To Study Lions In People’s Backyards

Stotra Chakrabarti, reflects on four years spent tracking four lionesses and their prides in the human-dominated landscapes outside the Gir National Park.

Great Indian Bustards – Extinction Inevitable?

A citizen science initiative brings Vaishali Rawat in confrontation with the stark conservation realities facing the critically-endangered Great Indian Bustard.

Bats In The Land Of Hornbills

Exploring every chiropterologist’s dream destination of Borneo, Rohit Chakravarty makes the ultimate bat lover’s pilgrimage – to the Gunung Mulung National Park. “Bamboo bat!”

Like A Moth To A Flame

Pritha Dey introduces Sanctuary readers to some common and rare moth species found in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and beyond.

The Secret Lives Of Himalayan Wolves

In the mystic and mountainous wilderness of Spiti, Salvador Lyngdoh writes about his tryst with Leika and Kunzum.

An Avian Quest In The Eastern Ghats

Project Coordinator of the Care Earth Trust, Chennai,  J. Patrick David travelled across some spectacular hills and sholas of the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu (EGTN) to conduct a bird survey. The survey was part of a three-year project to document the avian diversity of the region, supported by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

The Queen Mother’s Heirs

Ashish Thakare, Deputy Conservator of Forest, Bramhapuri Forest Division, chronicles the fascinating lives of three young, wild tigers from ‘cubhood’ to adulthood.

Nocturnal, Arboreal And Vunerable – The Bengal Slow Loris

Swapna Nelaballi spent months studying slow lorises in the forests of Tripura. Sheintroduces Sanctuary readers to these endearing, elusive primates, threatened bydeforestation and the exotic pet trade.

Cashew Feni And Forest Tales – Camera Trapping In The Countryside

With support from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Wildlife Conservation Society – India, Department of Science and Technology, Maharashtra Forest Department and the Tillari Biodiversity Research Trust, Anushka Rege undertook a vital research project to study mammals in the forest-cashew plantation landscape of the Tillari region in Maharashtra’s Western Ghats. Here, she met life-loving…

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