Monkey tails

Living in the Forest Research Institute is an amazing experience. Having lived in Delhi for the last 5 years (and Bangalore and Moscow before that), I realized what fresh air smells like, what it feels like to breathe it regularly. It is amazing waking up to the beautiful songs of birds. In fact, there is […]

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Human-wildlife conflict: Poaching

It’s one thing to kill animals when they are affecting the way you live. It can even be justified in some cases. Go to a man who’s son has been eaten by a leopard, and he’ll say, “Yes, I want to kill that leopard!” But, killing animals to enhance the way you live? That is inhumane. Most […]

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How does human-wildlife conflict affect ecosystems?-A look at Asian elephants

Human-wildlife conflicts (HWC), apart from affecting the humans and/or animal in question, also has a cascading effect in the ecosystem. The logic is quite simple; as an animal population reduces in number, every other organism affected by the presence of this animal population will be affected by its absence. Confused? Read on. Northeastern India is […]

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