W etlands are vital and sensitive habitats, often misunderstood and undervalued by the public. W etlands provide food, water, shelter and nesting for wildlife. In doing so, they attract diverse and often rare species that we humans can enjoy watching. What isn’t often appreciated by the public is that wetlands play several other crucial roles … Continue reading "Planning and Education for W etlands"
Any reason why birds are not many at Man Sagar lake as compared to their diversity and number about a decade ago? Loss of aquatic vegetation while desilting had been executed by the Government and later by the PPPmode. The vegetation got uprooted. Nearly 150 truck loads of vegetation had then been fetched from Bharatpur … Continue reading "Man Sagar Needs Injectibles"
R utland water is now 41 years old having been constructed in the mid seventies primarily to provide good clean drinking water to homes in the east of England. T im Appleton was appointed manger to oversea the design and construction of the nature reserve in 1975 and has been manager ever since! The reserve … Continue reading "British Birdwatching Fair attains all aims!"
A t the time Harsh V ardhan invited me to write this retrospective piece, I was sorting through a pile of archive boxes cluttering my garage. I came across the proceedings of the international seminar o n C o n s e r v a t i o n o f L o w l … Continue reading "Grasslands and Godawans – a passage of time"
I n early July 2016, Harsh V ardhan and I were sitting idly on my front porch in Northern V ir ginia enjoying the day and each other’s company . W e have been colleagues and friends since the early 1980s and the relaxed conversation came easily despite not having seen each other for a … Continue reading "What NGOs Need to Do in India"
3 th 20 Birding Fair T he T ourism and W ildlife Society of India (TWSI) was launched nearly four decades ago and its initial focus was to campaign for the protection of the unique wild fauna and flora of the desert region in Rajasthan. The campaign gained momentum and the government had to impose … Continue reading "20th Birding Fair in Jaipur"