As I have a habit of getting up early for the safaris, even on days when I don’t have a safari (like nowadays), my sleep still breaks very early in the morning. On some days, this does not bother me much. But on other days this feels like a curse. On one such morning recently, […]
Kanha, without a doubt, is one of the most famous wildlife destinations in India. Most tourists visit the place hoping to see a Tiger in the wild, and many of them do not go back disappointed. But for a more ardent wildlife enthusiast, Kanha can be equally rewarding if you are interested in watching birds.
In October of 2016, we set out to do a camera trapping survey to document leopards within Shimla city, Himachal Pradesh. We did this successfully only because of the help we received from the residents of Shimla, students and forest guards who set up cameras in their respective backyards. This summer retreat hill station has
Dr. R. Bhanumathi is the Managing Trustee of Pavai Centre for Puppetry. An environment educationist by profession, she has an experience in the art of puppetry spanning over 3 decades. She has done her Ph.D. on the `Status of traditional shadow puppetry and puppeteers of South India’. She conducts regular workshops for teachers, students and others on using the
Anand Pendharkar is a wildlife biologist by qualification and has had a wandering career from being an Environmental Science School Teacher at the famous Doon School (Dehradun), to the Chief Editor of websites, to being a Freelance Columnist with leading newspapers and travel magazines. He has published over 650 popular and scientific articles till date.
Dr. Parvish Pandya is currently the Vice Principal and an Associate Professor in Zoology at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai Since August 2013. A Ph.D. in Zoology and a senior academician, Dr. Pandya has been teaching at various levels for more than 38 years. He is a resource person in the field of
Dr. Pranav Trivedi has completed his MSc in (wildlife), PG Diploma in (Forestry), PG Certificate in (Environmental Education) and also holds a PhD (wildlife). His major personal and professional interest has revolved around and evolved by being a part of nature and understanding the dynamics of human-nature relationship. Motivated by his rich and vivid experiences in nature during
Karthik started his foray into the natural world even as a student. After working with WWF-India as an Education Officer for 13 years he joined Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. as the Chief Naturalist. Over the last 30 years, he has been educating and creating awareness among the young and old alike on various aspects
Kedar Gore has been actively engaged in wildlife conservation and environmental protection work since 1996. He has been associated with reputed NGOs such as WWF-India and TERI. Since 2009, Kedar has been working as the Director of The Corbett Foundation and heads of all its divisions. He has received the NUFFIC Fellowship of The Netherlands
Two years ago I shifted to my new home in South Goa, to start life afresh. Amongst the many new things I became acclimatized to, is the piercing cry of the jackals that live in my village. The golden jackal or Asiatic jackal forms a part of the semi-urban landscape of many villages in Goa.