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Grassroot Conservationist – Mat Suraj

Mat Suraj’s anti-poaching work in various parts of Chhattisgarh in India where wildlife is greatly threatened is changing the narrative around snares. In 2016, during a meeting with forest department officer Alok Tiwari, IFS, he was asked if he wanted to conduct a tiger-monitoring program for the next six months. As part of his camera… Read More Grassroot Conservationist – Mat Suraj

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Batting for Bats

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the origin of the coronavirus being caused by bats is just a myth like many other things that the flying mammal is associated with. ‘Blind as a bat’ is probably the most abused phrase. Did you know that bats are not blind? Well if you did not, it’s… Read More Batting for Bats

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Saving the Pygmy Hog

The world’s smallest pig, the Pygmy Hog has found a new lease of life after being pushed to the brink of extinction. Porcula salvania or Pygmy hog is the smallest and the rarest member of the pig family and is found in some part of Manas National Park, Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuaries, RG Orang National Park… Read More Saving the Pygmy Hog

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Marine Cemetery at Kozhikode

The world’s first Marine Cemetery at Kozhikode in Kerala, India is making a compelling statement on the state of the marine life of the country and the world. Did you know that the amount of plastic we have generated on earth is actually enough to create a walkway to another planet? Well as startling as… Read More Marine Cemetery at Kozhikode

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Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

One of the most unique sights in Oman is also something that is close to my heart – a conservation center for turtles. Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve in Oman is doing its bit for the conservation of the Chelonia Mydas or the Green Turtles. Renowned to be one of the nesting concentration sites of… Read More Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve