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Entries for January 2021

The urgency of a lesser florican conservation programme

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The urgency of a lesser florican conservation programme
(January 25, 2021) By Dr. Nigel CollarI am terrified over the future of the lesser florican. Of the three bustards that breed in India, it is the one I fear for by far the most. The great Indian bustard (GIB) and the Bengal florican are both listed as Critically Endangered, but the GIB has a multi-million dollar programme to support it, and the Bengal florican persists in a handful of protected areas, but the lesser florican is on its own, with tiny numbers in a few protected areas and little support from the auth...

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Conversation with Jonathan Scott – Part 2

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Conversation with Jonathan Scott – Part 2
(January 13, 2021) Read part 1 here!Together with his wife, Angela Scott, Jonathan Scott is one of the most renowned names in wildlife photography and conservation in the world. In this last part of the interview, he talks about living in Africa for the past five decades, the changes he has witnessed in Masai Mara, the Big Cat Diary, the Mara Predator Conservation Programme, and if there are any conservation measures that India and Africa can borrow from each other – with our Media & Outreach Manager, So...

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It’s time to test solutions, not people’s acceptance

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It’s time to test solutions, not people’s acceptance
(January 05, 2021) Written by Sourabha RaoOne winter morning, Shivaarsa, 39, had no premonition of the misfortune awaiting his discovery. As was his daily routine, he awoke early and walked up to his banana plantation, on the fringes of Bandipur National Park. But when he got there, the sight of it made his heart sink. Elephants had figured out a way to walk past the fence that protected his land, and damaged his banana crop beyond salvaging.Shivaarsa isn’t alone in suffering such tidings. In Boodanuru, a vi...

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