Amazing Facts About Wildlife

Silent witnesses of steamy days

Silent witnesses of steamy days

Reptile fossils are helping map prehistoric temperatures of the Amazon says 
S.Ananthanarayanan.

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Bird Watching

Trenching Grounds- Alternate bird habitats

Trenching Grounds- Alternate bird habitats
-Ajay Gadikar

In today’s scenario, the trenching grounds in cities have become alternate birding habitats. At any point of time you will witness large groups of birds circling above the dumping yards. We generally avoid the areas but if you just observe the kind of avi-fauna present there, it is just phenomenal, birds of various species in large flocks are seen here.

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Citizen Science

Bird Clubs in India

Bird Clubs in India
-Susan Sharma

When Bird Clubs started in India, they were generally seen as hobby clubs for the well to do.  Who else would drive miles every Sunday with expensive cameras and binoculars to click bird photographs?

May be the Clubs started elite but they have now evolved into activist groups and think tanks for environment looking for contributing positively to save the environment.  Birds and wildlife are not vote banks which put them in an area of least concern. Ministries and Departments meant to work towards wildlife conservation often are not sure how to view these citizen clubs which want to do good without any personal agenda.

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Common Birds of India

Home sweet home:a family and its struggle

Home sweet home:a family and its struggle
-Devendra Singh

It was towards the middle of March and already summer seemed to have set in with its typical scorching heat. Out early for my morning walk in a moderately forested and relatively isolated trail close to my house, I spotted activity on the upper reaches of a Silk Cotton tree. I gazed upwards. Next, a screeching call attracted my attention and to my pleasant surprise it was a pair of Indian Grey Hornbill(Ocyceros birostris) trying to communicate with each other. Indeed, it was a nice sight to see them together.

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Man animal conflict

Reducing Human Elephant Conflict

Reducing Human Elephant Conflict 

-Susan Sharma


The Gajanana campaign for wild elephants crowd funded Rs 73,122.   The campaign is now closed.  WRCS and IWC thank all members of IWC who contributed to the cause.
How will the money be used?

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