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 |  11-minute read
Periyar tiger reserve, Avni, Wildlife conservation, Sabarimala temple

Why no one is talking about how biodiversity is being compromised around Sabarimala

A committee appointed by the Supreme Court has submitted a report on indiscriminate commercial activity around the temple, in the Periyar tiger reserve.


 |  3-minute read
Maharashtra, Raj Thackeray, Uddhav, Tigress

Why controversy over Avni's killing is only getting murkier

Union minister, Maneka Gandhi has urged Uddhav and Raj Thackeray to not fan the controversy over the tigress’ killing.


 |  5-minute read
Tiger Conservation, Man-animal conflict, Maharashtra, Avni

There are two sides to the story of Avni's killing: How my opinion changed after visiting Pandharkawada forest range

She had terrorised the villagers. Standing crops were drying in the fields, cattle were starving.


 |  4-minute read
Yavatmal, Wildlife, Man-animal conflict, Avni

Avni was perhaps not a habitual man-eater. A bunch of inept people could not understand this

Attempts to look for the cubs after Avni's death reveal how shoddy the operation was.


 |  5-minute read
Maharashtra, Wildlife, Lynchings, Avni

Avni’s killing shows we are a cold, callous and cruel society

We live in near-dystopian times, and are perpetually angry.


 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Avni, Man elephant conflict, Environment, Wildlife

We could not save Avni. Can we now save her cubs, please?

Despite several protests, the suspected man-eater was killed in a midnight encounter. There was no state-approved vet present.


 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Lion, Avni, Wildlife

Wildlife Week 2018: Why India could not have had a worse week

Death of 23 lions in Gir, death sentence to 'man-eater' Avni — all these prove that it's time we looked beyond cosmetic solutions.