Moths are suddenly acquiring a different reputation for themselves as the world begins to take notice of them in all their grandeur. Moth-watching is seen as a potential addition to ecotourism initiatives, especially in north-eastern India. Text & photographs by GEETHA IYER
The Forest Department in Uttarakhand is involving local communities in a novel conservation initiative for the State’s bird population, which, in terms of sheer variety, is the envy of the rest of India. Text & Photographs by ASHISH KOTHARI
Tracking the elusive snow leopard in the high, inhospitable terrain near Spiti in Himachal Pradesh is a challenging but rewarding experience. TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHS BY RISHI KUMAR SHARMA
A close encounter with the Nilgiri marten, the elusive mammal endemic to the Western Ghats, after a 20-year-long wait. Text by G. SHAHEED and Photographs by N.A. NASEER.