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How India’s Conservationists Are Fighting to Save Half of the World’s Tigers

How India’s Conservationists Are Fighting to Save Half of the World’s Tigers

source site 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

Your Next Wildlife Vacation Should Be in Central America

Your Next Wildlife Vacation Should Be in Central America

Costa Rica La Paloma Lodge It isn’t tough to spot 50 shades of green here even as you lie in bed. The staff also helps you interact with as many creatures as possible. Swim with dolphins, mobula rays, barracudas and white-tip sharks in the Caño Island Biological Marine Reserve; trek through the Corcovado National Park Continue reading Your Next Wildlife Vacation Should Be in Central America

Mumbai at see level: Two new initiatives help residents learn about the city’s marine ecosystem

Mumbai at see level: Two new initiatives help residents learn about the city’s marine ecosystem

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

New Spider Species in Karnataka Resembles Sorting Hat From Harry Potter

New Spider Species in Karnataka Resembles Sorting Hat From Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling’s magical world filled with wondrous creatures might be closer than we think—Karnataka, to be specific. A group of Indian researchers recently announced the discovery of the Eriovixia gryffindori, a tiny spider that looks uncannily like the Sorting Hat from novelist J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter fantasy series. For those less magically inclined, the creature Continue reading New Spider Species in Karnataka Resembles Sorting Hat From Harry Potter

Wildlife Photography Lessons, Live from India’s National Parks

Wildlife Photography Lessons, Live from India’s National Parks

“How I wish a leopard walks down when I’m talking to you folks,” wildlife photographer Sudhir Shivaram says to the camera, while standing on a tree-covered slope on the outskirts of Karnataka’s Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve. For the past few days the award-winning photographer has been live broadcasting his adventures in the reserve on Continue reading Wildlife Photography Lessons, Live from India’s National Parks

Where In India To See Your Favourite “Jungle Book” Characters

Where In India To See Your Favourite “Jungle Book” Characters

Bagheera Bagheera is the kind of friend everyone needs: honest, dependable, and loyal. Always a good thing in dense forests like the Dandeli reserve in Karnataka, where you never know who’s around the next corner. The branches of Dandeli’s hulking teak and rosewood trees are home to wiry green vine snakes and majestic Malabar hornbills Continue reading Where In India To See Your Favourite “Jungle Book” Characters

Sun And Sand: 4 Ways To Navigate The Filipino Islands Of Bohol

Sun And Sand: 4 Ways To Navigate The Filipino Islands Of Bohol

The Bohol countryside was like the landscapes I drew as a child. Skies were a soothing powder blue, with olive-green hills rolling in the background, framing swaying fields of lime-green grass. Colourful flowers and thatched rural homes lined the roads, and cattle grazed leisurely further behind. The colours were straight out of a box of Continue reading Sun And Sand: 4 Ways To Navigate The Filipino Islands Of Bohol

Video: 7 Animal Livestreams To Brighten Your Day

Video: 7 Animal Livestreams To Brighten Your Day

Watching animal live streams is incredibly addictive, whether its manatees dancing underwater, panda cubs chewing on bamboo, or a lioness chasing down her kill in the African savannah. Realising the potential for tourism (and conservation), a clutch of zoos and parks around the world now have channels that stream live footage from discreetly placed cameras Continue reading Video: 7 Animal Livestreams To Brighten Your Day

Live Sounds: The Beatboxing Birds Of The Western Ghats

Live Sounds: The Beatboxing Birds Of The Western Ghats

What do you get when you put a bird ecologist, a music producer/beatboxer, and a wildlife filmmaker in the same room? One hell of a conservation awareness plan. Through the Sky Island Beatbox project, musician Ben Mirin, photographer Prasenjeet Yadav and bird expert VV Robin of the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), put a Continue reading Live Sounds: The Beatboxing Birds Of The Western Ghats

Turtle Watching: How Many Baby Olive Ridleys Does It Take To Have A Good Weekend?

Turtle Watching: How Many Baby Olive Ridleys Does It Take To Have A Good Weekend?

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?