Bear Necessities

Aniruddha Dhamorikar writes of the changing landscape for sloth bears in their Central Indian strongholds and offers glimpses of solutions to human-bear conflicts that could determine the future of the species.

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Unchecked Wildlife Trade In Laos’ Chinese Controlled Sin City

On March 19, 2015, the London based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a report on how the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (GT SEZ) in Bokeo Province of Laos has effectively become a lawless playground. Read More

Uttarakhand Notifies Bird Conservation Reserve

On March 9, 2015, the Government of Uttarakhand notified an area of 111.9 sq. km. in the Nainital district of Kumaon as the Nainadevi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve. Comprising the Kosi and Naina forest ranges, and covering… Read More

Sanctuary Pledges Support to Pench Forest Staff

On February 23, 2015, over 250 locals illegally fishing in the waters of the Totladoh reservoir of the Pench Tiger Reserve were confronted by a section of the park’s Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF). The fishermen… Read More

Cover Story

Conservation Photography – The Image As Armour

There are probably fewer ways to draw out instant human responses than to use evocative images. Photography has consequently been used as a conservation tool, virtually from the time cameras were invented. Ansel Adams…


The Domestic Wild – When An Orphaned Kitten Turned Striped, Spotted and Big

Returning home from a village pond, a farmer from Bengal’s Midnapore district hears the call of an animal in distress. Stopping to investigate, he discovers an orphaned kitten that he takes home and nurtures. But what happens…

Featured Interview

A Journey Of Many Thousand Moons – In Conversation With Dr. Jill Robinson

On the sidelines of the Minding Animals conference ( in New Delhi, Asym Bal speaks with Dr. Jill Robinson, founder-CEO of the Animals Asia Foundation and internationally renowned champion of Asiatic…

Featured Destinations

Manas National Park

Photo: Bernard Castelein.Against the backdrop of the Eastern Himalayas lies a grass and jungle habitat of unp...