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 […]

A village mourns a snow leopard

by Kalzang Gurmet This post first appeared on Snow Leopard Trust’s website.   When a wild snow leopard died of old age near the hamlet of Kibber, the community came together to pay their respects to the cat. Our local field coordinator, Kalzang Gurmet, shares this heart-warming story from his home village.   One February morning, […]

A New Year’s Snow Leopard Encounter

This post first appeared on Snow Leopard Trust’s blog. Our team in India’s Spiti Valley was treated to an extraordinary sighting of the elusive Ghost of the Mountain on a recent field visit. For Research Associate Ajay Bijoor, it was the first encounter with the cat he’s dedicated his life and career to. Read his account of […]

WORKSHOP | Ecological restoration: Principles, practice, and monitoring

Dates: 1-5 May 2017 (excluding arrival and departure dates) Location: NCF rainforest restoration research station, Valparai, Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India Lead instructors: Dr T R Shankar Raman, Dr Anand Osuri and Dr Divya Mudappa Ecological restoration of fragmented and degraded habitats can play an important role in conserving biodiversity and improving the supply of […]

When termites take wing

by Abinand Reddy The summer had beaten the valley. Everything looked thirsty – the animals and trees. Even the ground looked parched. Except for the occasional rustling of the tired and dusty leaves, the valley stood still. The calls of birds and squirrels weren’t to be heard today. Maybe they had found a nice shady […]

The land of travelling falcons

by Swati Sidhu   The sunlight was weakening and the cool of an advancing night was creeping into the air. We stopped to ask a young man where we were. “In Tyrso”, he replied. Marshall, Nick, and I had been driving for three hours and had watched the road gradually deteriorate the further we got […]

The fall of a squirrel

by Suhel Quader I was in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, named after the beautiful river that flows through it. In October, the trees in the forest were already beginning to shed their leaves, and the landscape looked brown and drab. Except, that is, the part of the sanctuary through which the river flows. The silver […]