As the four-yearly tiger estimation begins, a look at some of the measures that need to be taken to conserve tigers in the face of developmental pressures. By RAKESH SHUKLA
The well-wooded Mishmi Hills, the takin habitat in Arunachal Pradesh which has already lost its large mammals to poaching, is facing uncontrolled hunting. By A.J.T. JOHNSINGH
A long-ranging animal like the tiger needs forested corridors connecting its various habitats for its survival. Thus it is vital that such corridors connecting the Kanha, Pench, Phen and other nearby national parks, which are facing serious threat from human encroachment, are preserved. By RAKESH SHUKLA
The fight of the Baigas of Madhya Pradesh to regain their traditional rights is also a fight to restore the diversity of their forests and to protect national wealth. By ASHISH KOTHARI and SHIBA DESOR
A well-known and flamboyant personality of Mysore, “Snake” Shyam has made it his mission in life to rescue snakes that have entered homes or factories and take them back to the forest. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED
The Centre’s notification of a 100-km stretch along the Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand as an eco-sensitive zone evokes a strong reaction from the Congress government in the State as well as from the BJP, besides sparking protest demonstrations. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI
JOUBERT VAN INGEN’S death has led to a nasty inheritance row. At stake are the majestic family bungalow, “Bisal Munti”, located on a spra...
Van Ingen & Van Ingen of Mysore were the master taxidermists of colonial India at a time when hunting was a thriving sport, and their work was prized and sought after around the world. With the death of Edwin Joubert Van Ingen in March 2013, a fascinating saga has come to a close. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED