Camera Trap: Means of ‘counting’ progress
By Nishant Andrews | March 01, 2017 | Category: Story

An age-old technique crucial in identifying new and critical wildlife areas outside the limits of pre-existing Protected Areas network, is now being extensively implemented by Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) to provide more landspace to earth

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Eurasian Otters: Lost and Found.
By Nishant Andrews | February 24, 2017 | Category: News

The discovery of Eurasian Otters, comes as a wave of new hope to conservationists and environmentalists alike, as these creatures have found a new home in the Indian landscape.

A species never recorded nor documented in the Central

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World Wetlands Day: Thane Creek, Important yet Unacknowledged.
By Nishant Andrews | February 08, 2017 | Category: Story

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) comes forward with a petition made to the state government to include Thane Creek and Hatnur Dam to the list of Ramsar sites in India.

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2016 wins the race for “The Hottest Year on Record”
By Nishant Andrews | February 03, 2017 | Category: Story

Report published by NASA and NOAA, show 16 out of 17 warmest years on record since 2001, considering the fact that maximum heating occurred in past 35 years.

According to a report published by NA

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My Tusker Sighting in the Monsoons
By Pallavi Gandhalikar | November 07, 2016 | Category: Story

The rain was coming down hard last September in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. I was on my way back to Gudalur, after a workshop on Integrated Learning for our local NGO team members. The driver had to maintain a slow speed as night was approaching in the

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All in a day’s work: Rain and shine
By Dr. Vishal S. Gadre | August 29, 2016 | Category: Story

“Accelerator dete rehnaa…..!! Gaadi band mat hone denaa…..!! Four by four lagaao…..!! Chakka dhass gaya hai….!” - An otherwise calm stretch of an off-road leading to village Mocha near the Khatiya-gate of Kanha Tiger Reserve (MP) was bust

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Work and Play in the Forest of NNTR
By Aniket Bhatkhande | July 19, 2016 | Category: Story

In the month of May, summer is at its peak at the Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR). Professor (Vivek Belhekar - Mumbai University) and I were on a guard survey across tiger reserves in Central India, to assess the impact of donations made by WCT

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Tiger, Tiger, Being Tracked
By Wildlife Conservation Trust | June 27, 2016 | Category: Story

World renowned tiger biologist from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Dr. Ullas Karanth, talks about the state-of-the-art techniques for tracking tigers and estimating their populations and habitat health.

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Do you know what this tigress is doing?
By Anish Andheria | December 29, 2015 | Category: Story

A tigress in Tadoba smells the air around her, likely trying to analyse the scent left behind by a male. This behaviour – when an animal curls back its upper lip, exposes its front teeth and inhales with its nostrils closed – is called Flehmen. T

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Motherhood
By Sheetal Kolhe Navgire | May 01, 2015 | Category: Story

It was 11 a.m. in the morning and I had just returned from a 10 km. survey walk in the Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra. I was exhausted and was looking forward to a short rest before we set off again, when there was a frantic knock

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Many Looong Legs
By Sheetal Kolhe Navgire | May 01, 2015 | Category: News

“Look! Sloth bear hair!” called out my teammate, pointing to a large clump of what appeared to be tangled hair hanging from the trunk of a fallen tree. The rest of us quickened our pace to take a closer look at the strange sight. What we saw was

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A Close Encounter
By Sheetal Kolhe Navgire | May 01, 2015 | Category: Story

For several years, I had hoped to see a sloth bear in the wild and every time I visited the forest on WCT work, I would keep my eyes peeled for signs of its presence. In March 2014, I had a close encounter with one that made me realise just how much

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An Encounter with the Whistling Hunters at Bor WLS.
By Milind Pariwakam | May 01, 2015 | Category: News

“Sir, look here!” cried my field assistant, pointing through the tall grass. We were in the Sukdi beat of the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra, undertaking a data collection survey on carnivores and had just settled down for a short

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