The big, bad and evil illegal trading of wildlife

Being a wildlife photographer, I have been in the wild for many years now. The beauty of nature uplifted by these amazing and beautiful animals is hard to describe in words. Yet, some people want to destroy this breathtaking beauty. Yes, I am talking about illegal wildlife trade that’s growing with each passing day. In […]

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Things I signed up for when I decided to choose nature photography

Look around and you’ll find not one or two, but tons and tons of elements of nature and I chose to keep them in my camera. Wildlife and nature photography is one most exciting fields as it captures one of the most dynamic elements of the environment- wild flora and fauna. During my college days, I became […]

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Why we need to save this river in Assam

I was born and bought up in a village surrounded by rich biodiversity. I spent most of my childhood playing around the rivers and forest. I have a strong bonding with the wildlife around me. Days go by and slowly, I have been witnessing the changes in biodiversity around. Due to the unending desire of […]

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A virtual art gallery launched in support of Mumbai’s wetlands

Biodiversity by the Bay’s campaign #MakeArtforMumbaisMangroves launched a virtual gallery on World Environment Day (June 5th) to showcase the diverse artworks that the movement has received from young creatives in support of Mumbai’s unique green ecosystems. The campaign to create a conversation around Mumbai’s rich biodiversity began on 22 April (Earth Day). Over the course […]

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What’s hindering the animal rights movement in India?

The challenges on educating people on animal rights are conditioning, culture, and disconnect from food.  If we talk about conditioning, we have all been conditioned to live and spend our lives in a certain way, for example- parents impart practices like consumption of meat, eggs, dairy, or using leather, wool, silk, etc on their children. […]

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How ecosystem restoration is so crucial especially in a post-COVID world?

When the nation encountered repercussions of the novel corona virus for the first time, the improving condition of our environment was the only silver lining amidst a sea of despair and anguish. Images of clear skies and waterways, dwindling road traffic and wildlife unfettered by human activity have been therapeutic, to say the least. We […]

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What it takes to save Mumbai’s flamingoes and wetlands

We live in Seawoods, Navi Mumbai and in April 2016, we saw some laborers cutting mangroves in the lake area under the supervision of a contractor. We videographed them and when we asked them if they had permission – in response to which they simply ran away. We complained to the Mangrove Committee and this […]

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Wildlife Trafficking: Behind the scenes of the exotic pet trade

The Earth is suffering. We are currently in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, also known as  Anthropocene extinction. This is the time when human or anthropogenic activities have a significant  impact on climate and the environment. It is undeniable that our advancing lifestyles have a significant  influence on biodiversity, catastrophically accelerating the rate […]

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How we met the wild bears of Bagbahara

Ever heard of Wild bears visiting a temple? They are taking ‘prasad’ from priests and roaming freely in the temple premises? People taking selfies with them and surprisingly they are not hurting humans or vice versa? As strange as it might sound, All these are actually happening somewhere in India and that too in the […]

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Why we need to save nature’s paradise – Meghalaya

I was born and brought up in a small village in the South West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya. We have almost lost everything due to the declination of forest areas and the pollution of rivers in our area. My father, who was awarded as a conservationist who brought up the idea to conserve and […]

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In quest of the only Ape in our country

Tucked in an isolated place of North-East India, wrapped up with semi-evergreen forests, guarded by the long prideful Hoollong trees, embraced with carols of birds, one will suddenly be startled with a weird yet exotic chant in the unique wildlife destination Hoollongapar Gibbon sanctuary. That strange chant will adrift from one tree to another ambushed […]

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Why these endangered species need our attention

Did you know more than 37,400 species are threatened with extinction? We have yet again managed to drive some mesmerizing and rare species to extinction.  Sadly, despite ameliorating the awareness about endangered species, we still cannot confidently state if we have reached the checkpoint to let the rare and beautiful species of this world thrive. […]

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World Wildlife Day 2021: ‘Forests and Livelihoods- Sustaining People and Planet’

Did you know, in less than 50 years, there has been an average decline of 68 per cent in the population of animals, birds and fish globally? (Living Planet Index report) March 3 is celebrated as World Wildlife Day globally. On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed […]

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Are we losing Olive Ridley turtles?

Plastic pollution is choking our marine life. Olive Ridley turtles are no different. Every year, Olive Ridley turtles travel to India from Australia and Gulf of Mexico for mass nesting. However, since past few years, their numbers have decreased significantly owing to massive amount of pollution on the sea shores where they breed. In a […]

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The Majestic Forest Reserve Of Dumna Needs Our Help

Spread over just 1800 acres of forested land, the Dumna forest reserve is home to 57 of the 422 mammal species found in India and has 109 varieties of trees. It is located about 40 meters above the town of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and is governed by the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation. It boasts of […]

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