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LIFE

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Wildlife, Pilibhit tiger killing, Mob killing of tigers, International tiger day

Savage humans kill tiger: We rejoice over the tiger census, but what about the Pilibhit mob murdering a tiger?

On International Tiger Day, it is crucial to note that while tiger numbers are rising, so are the beasts within us as well.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Wildlife protection, Wildlife conservation, Bird watching, Human wildlife conflict

Spare a thought for wildlife this summer

See goodness emerge from the fallow spaces by just letting them be — here are a few things you can do to help wildlife this summer.

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Human intervention in wildlife, Changing wildlife behaviour, Human wildlife conflict, Wildlife

Trash on the menu: From scouring forests to a diet of 'fast foods', we are ruining the eating habits of wild animals and birds

How our garbage is now their diet — wild animals are seen becoming increasingly dependent on human rubbish for food. But this is hardly delicious fare for the birds and animals that are ingesting both plastic and artificial sugars and fats.

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 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Jim Corbett, Wildlife writing, Rudyard kipling, Wildlife

Wildlife writing is under an Indian transformation. And here are my top five picks

Natural history and wildlife writing in a decolonised set-up has no obvious traps of power. It is instead sensitive, scientific and occasionally, about love.

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 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Habitat degradation, Wildlife, Elephant corridor, Elephants

Why we urgently need to provide elephants alternate routes to move about

If elephants are to survive, much more intensive habitat management is needed.

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Sacred forest, Magic, Wildlife, Shillong

Why I believe a witch knew the magic of Meghalaya's Sacred Forest

The forest is an intrinsic part of the old culture of the East Khasi Hills, and the very heart of the magic which shrouds Meghalaya.

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Over-fishing, Norway, Russia, China

Politics gives wildlife a cold shoulder as Antarctica's penguins cry for help

Waving the Antartic Penguin goodbye. Proposal to create world's largest marine sanctity is shot down. Along with the fate of the penguin — all for politics

SCI-TECH

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Economic Growth, Biodiversity conservation, Living planet, Wwf

44 Years. 60 per cent. How humanity destroyed three-fifth of all vertebrate wildlife between 1970 and 2014

Our increasing reliance on natural systems has made it clear that nature is not just a ‘nice to have’. The deadline for active conservation was yesterday.

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Extinction, Wildlife, Gangetic dolphin, National waterway

National Waterways is all set to bid a tricolour adieu to the Gangetic Dolphins

The National Aquatic Animal edges closer to extinction with the National Waterway 1 becoming the new pride of the nation

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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.