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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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Shell Shockers: In Conversation with Saurabh Dewan & Arunima Singh of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)

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Shell Shockers: In Conversation with Saurabh Dewan & Arunima Singh of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)
(June 15, 2021) Interview by Gokul G. K.Remember the old Pokemon cards? Those vibrant ones with your favourite pokemon, its strength, its weakness, always there to give you a happy evening or fun weekend?Now it’s time for a new set of cards that’s out there in the market, which not only ensures fun but knowledge, too.The Indian chapter of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), a conservation organisation formed in 2001 as an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) partnership for sustaina...

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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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