How do you get a 400lb tiger into the back of a truck? It’s an elaborate process that involves dozens of personnel, carefully calibrated tranquilizer darts, a custom-made cage — and a handful of elephants. All that was in place on June 20 when MB2, a three-year-old male tiger, was transported from Kanha Tiger Reserve … Continue reading How India’s Conservationists Are Fighting to Save Half of the World’s Tigers
Did you know that you can spot colourful clusters of marine sponges on the tetrapods of Marine Drive? Or that the young ones of the lesser flamingo, the pink winter visitors to Mumbai’s mudflats, can recognise their parents’ exact call so that they don’t get lost in their vast nesting colonies? Mumbai is surrounded by … Continue reading Mumbai at see level: Two new initiatives help residents learn about the city’s marine ecosystem
It was like a scene from one of those crazy Japanese game shows. As soon as the instruction came in, we made a run for it, all 250 of us. We lost our slippers – and our balance – in the black, slushy sand, waded through a stream of knee-deep water and climbed over a … Continue reading Turtle Watching: How Many Baby Olive Ridleys Does It Take To Have A Good Weekend?