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Super Groupers: An Instagram Series

Rucha Karkarey is a research scholar with the Oceans and Coasts Programme at NCF.  She has spent the last seven years stalking groupers (these really interesting fish) underwater, trying to understand how they are coping with climate-change. She took over our Instagram for a week, and shared stories about curious behaviours of groupers from her fieldwork in […]

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A snow leopard family album!

Our camera traps have captured a series of photographs over five years of a snow leopard family! In the remote Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh, we’ve been working on a variety of projects to better understand snow leopards and implement conservation initiatives in collaboration with local communities and governments. Camera traps are one of the […]

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Sulli the unknown bird

Reaction from the bird community on the news of Chief Minister’s chopper making an emergency landing after a bird hit (see news reports below). By Birds Press Trust of India (BPTI) | May 07, 2017. Possible image of Sulli. For representation purpose only, actual bird may look completely different. Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons Sulli is […]

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Elephant Early Warning Systems now in Gudulur!

Our early warning systems—which inform people about the presence of elephants to avoid surprise encounters—have now been set up in Gudulur, Tamil Nadu! NCF’s M Ananda Kumar and his team have been running these systems in Valparai, Tamil Nadu, since 2002, in collaboration with local people, plantation companies, and the Tamil Nadu Forest Department. In […]

Basheer’s Hawk Eagle

Read the Tamil version of this article here. The car was moving from Valparai towards Pollachi through the Ghat road with curves and hairpin-bends. Sitting in the front seat, I was looking out at the roadside of the forest area. When we passed Attakatti we came upon a bare open space . A few metres […]