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Zoo Story

Posted by: Amrita Balaji on

According to Wikipedia, captive breeding, (as done in zoos) ‘facilitates' biodiversity and helps in saving certain species from extinction. I'm not trying to be an insufferable know-it-all (that's Wiki's job and yes I like Harry Potter), I just like to get my facts right(and apparently, Wikipedia is the best, PS: Jimmy Wales


Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on


In all my 40 years of working to protect wild India I have never come across a story as horrific, as tragic, as utterly depressing as this. Cut and paste the url given below to see an image and read the story of a living rhino with half its face cut off by poachers. It brutally encapsulates the horror and

Wildlifers Must Fight Pesticides

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

When birders, butterfly watchers, parents with young kids, kids with elderly parents and all those who enjoy visiting wild places begin to understand that the pesticide and chemical agriculture lobby is stealing our future, killing the joy that comes from celebrating nature, ruining our health, eroding even our food security...