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The Lament Of Leopards

Leopards have successfully adapted to a life lived cheek-by-jowl with human habitations. But the widespread use of jaw traps in rural areas may be forcing some of them, injured or maimed by such traps, to venture into more densely populated areas. This could increase the probability of conflict with humans, besides posing a threat to leopard populations outside protected forests, opines Dr. Mayukh Chatterjee

The Ramganga’s Otter Empire

Tigers, elephants, leopards and a host of mammals and birds inhabit the truly wild and stunningly beautiful natural ecosystems around the Ramganga river. Sanctuary Wildlife Photographer of 2014 Daanish Shastri has been visiting the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand regularly since he was a toddler. This winter, the 1,300 sq. km. Protected Area in the foothills of the Himalaya, rewarded…

Cats Of Contrast

An exchange of conservation ideas between Africa and Asia can benefit both leopards and humans, says Alexander Braczkowski.

At the Tap Of A Key

The Internet, a bottomless pit, is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for the global, illegal wildlife trade, cautions one of India’s finest police officers, B.K. Sharma.

One Thai Citizen’s Plea To Authorities To Shut Down The Tiger Temple

On February 15, 2016, Sanctuary Asia launched the Tiger Temple Takedown campaign to build awareness and spur action on the alleged neglect, abuse and illegal trade of tigers at Thailand’s Tiger Temple. Since then, individuals from countries across the world have written to Thai authorities demanding that they thoroughly investigate all allegations and protect the temple’s tigers. Amongst these campaigners…

Where Valmiki Sings The Blues

A telling portrait of people, landscapes, wildlife, and the problems they face is presented by Pranav Capila, who asks that Bihar’s Valmiki Tiger Reserve is better protected.

Umred-Karhandla – An Evolving Success Story… An Unknown Destiny

The name Roheet Karoo is synonymous with this forest. Working closely with local communities and forest officials, he helped nurture biodiversity back to a landscape that is critical to the survival of dispersing tigers from the Tadoba and Nagzira-Navegaon Tiger Reserves.

Our Rhinos In Trouble

Poaching is the unfortunate reality that the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve authorities have to grapple with, and unfortunately, official responses to the poaching crisis have left much to be desired. The conviction rate of rhino poachers is dismal, and between 2009 to 2013, though 214 poachers were arrested in Assam not a single one of them was ever convicted.

Chasing Chacha – How India’s Most Notorious Tiger-Parts Trader Since Sansar Chand Was Put Behind Bars

Bags of cash, forged documents, inner city car chases, hidden tiger skins, forensic investigations, code words, revoked confessions, poachers, clues, criminals and cops. The tale that Kartik Shukul narrates has all the makings of a Guy Ritchie action flick. Each subplot of the plot has several subplots of its own, and characters flit in and out of each other’s storylines with disconcerting frequency.

The Fish That Wears The Night On Its Back

Community conservation initiatives by fishermen off the coast of Saurashtra have helped the whale shark stage a slow but sure comeback, writes Pranav Capila.

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