- Book2018Pillars of Life: Magnificent Trees of the Western GhatsNature Conservation Foundation, Mysore.
For millions of years, the forests of the Western Ghats mountains have been home to a host of extraordinary trees. These range from the peculiar conifer, Nageia, whose family origins can be traced back to the age of the dinosaurs, to the grand trees in the rudraksh family, to the jack and fig trees that occupy a familiar presence in India’s forests and countryside. This book showcases thirty remarkable tree species through beautiful illustrations and artwork. It conveys the wonder arising from the beauty, the diversity, the individuality, and magnificence of trees in the Western Ghats, and evokes a greater sensitivity to the diverse values and enrichment that trees bring to our lives.
Foreword by Pradip Krishen
Botanical Illustrations by Nirupa Rao
Sketches by Sartaj Ghuman
Available here: https://www.instamojo.com/NCF/pillars-of-life/
- Book2018Off to see spiders!StoryWeaver by Pratham Books
Kaveri and Shivi go looking for spiders, along with their friend Shama. A story for young children commissioned and published by Pratham Books', StoryWeaver platform.
Guest editor: Bijal Vachharajani, Art: Pia Meenakshi
- Book2017Birds of Tamil Nadu - pocket guide
- Book2017Birds of Karnataka (Kannada) - pocket guide
- Book2017Birds of Kanha national park - pocket guide
- Book2017Birds of Cauvery and MM Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (Kannada) - Pocket guideProduced under the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme supported by IUCN and KfWDownload
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A pocket guide to common birds of Cauvery and MM hills Wildlife Sanctuaries in a handy, foldable format. Illustrations are available on 137 species, with winter migrants, marked separately. This pocket guide has 10 panels with bird illustrations laminated for protection and easy to use in the field. The pocket guide is in Kannada, with bird names listed in both Kannada and English.
Supporting conservation outreach in India, this guide has been produced as part of Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme supported by IUCN and KfW. These pocket guides are being distributed free of cost to schools, community members, social leaders and others in the project landscape.
- Book2017Birds of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands: A pocket guide to 139 birds of the islands
- Book2016Birds of Spiti and Ladakh: A pocket guide to 137 birds of high altitudes
- Book2016ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿ ಜಾಲದ ಗಣಿ ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ (A handbook on wildlife of Chamarajanagar district specifically on MM Hills and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries - in Kannada)September 2016Download
PDF, 19.7 MB
ಈ ಕಿರುಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಕೈ ಬರಹದ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ, ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿಗಳ ಕಿರುನೋಟವನ್ನು ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಈ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಕಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕೆಲವು ಅಪೂರ್ವ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿಗಳ ವಿವರಗಳನ್ನು ಸಹ ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕಾವೇರಿ ಮತ್ತು ಮಲೈ ಮಹದೇಶ್ವರ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿಧಾಮಗಳ ಪ್ರಾಮುಖ್ಯತೆಯನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸಿ ಈ ಪ್ರದೇಶಗಳು ಹುಲಿಯಂತಹ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿಯ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಅನೇಕ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಹೊಂದುವ ಸಾಧ್ಯತೆಯನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಒಂದು ಕಾಡಿನಿಂದ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಕಾಡಿಗೆ ಸಂಪರ್ಕ ಕಲ್ಪಿಸುವ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿ ಪಥಗಳ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅವುಗಳನ್ನು ಸಂರಕ್ಷಿಸುವ ಅಗತ್ಯತೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಿದರ್ಶನಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ತಿಳಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಕಾಡುಗಳು ಅನೇಕ ಜನ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ವಾಸಸ್ಥಾನಗಳಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಈ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ಕಾಡಿನ ಮೇಲಿನ ಅವಲಂಬನೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೂಡ ಈ ಕಿರುಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ಕಾಡುಗಳು ಅನೇಕ ಪ್ರದೇಶಗಳಿಗೆ ನೀರಿನ ಮೂಲವಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಇದು ಈ ಕಾಡುಗಳ ಮೌಲ್ಯವನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಕೊನೆಗೆ ಈ ಕಾಡುಗಳಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿಗಳಿಗಿರುವ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಕುತ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ಈ ಕಿರುಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.
- Book2016Birds of Kerala (Malayalam) - pocket guide
- Book2016The Partners Principles for Community-Based Conservation
- Book2016Thattangal, Usithattangal: arimuga kaiyedu. (A field guide on dragonflies & damselflies in Tamil)Cre-A. Chennai.Pp1-224
தட்டான்கள், ஊசித்தட்டான்கள்: அறிமுகக் கையேடு. க்ரியா வெளியீடு. சென்னை 1-244. Link here
- Book2015Birds of peninsular India: a pocket guide to 135 familiar birds
- Book2015Common Marine Life of LakshadweepDownload
PDF, 10.2 MB
A pocket guide to Lakshadweep's common marine creatures.
- Book2015SeasonWatch Book of Activities (Level 2)Download
PDF, 6.1 MB
6.4Mb in size
- Book2015What's that bird? Common birds of India
Flashcards of birds for children
- Book2014Nature Without BordersOrient Blackswan
Nature Without Borders explores the ways in which conservation of biodiversity can coexist with human actions and interests through a series of different essays. While wildlife conservation in India has traditionally depended on fencing off fragments of areas and habitats and guarding them against human encroachment, such an approach is limited in value, given that formally designated Protected Areas occupy a very small proportion of territory and that nature and natural processes transcend human boundaries and cannot be contained within the borders of nature reserves. Effective conservation, therefore, cannot ever depend on limiting or excluding human activity when habitats and environments themselves have porous boundaries.
Recent research, moreover, shows that effective conservation efforts can occur beyond the borders of Protected Areas and within human settlements. This eclectic collection of essays explores this more inclusive form of conservation through case studies that focus on different species, different environments (whether urban or rural), and different social and political constituencies from local farming or fishing communities to the educated middle class to corporate interests and the state. The essays range from overfishing along the Indian shoreline to the fate of the Gangetic river dolphin and from Sarus Cranes in the rice fields of Uttar Pradesh to the enigmatic snow leopard in the Himalayas. They explore the pastures of the Deccan plateau and the plantations of the Western Ghats as well as the lakes of Bengaluru and urban forests in Delhi. In sum, they offer readers insight into the scope of inclusive conservation that adapts its principles and practices to human activity across a diversity of environments and contexts.
This book will be of interests to students and scholars of ecology and environmental studies, environmental history and sociology. It will also be of interest to nature and conservation specialists and activists as well as policy makers and planners.
- Book2014Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Consciousness and the SelfSpringer India, New Delhi
- Book2013The Macaque Connection: Cooperation and Conflict between Humans and MacaquesSeries: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects, Vol. 43, Springer, New Delhi
Most successful among the non-human primates in terms of geographical distribution and adaptability to ecological habitats, macaques have existed for many thousands of years in close contact with modern humans, the only primate more successful than them. Centuries-old literary works attest to the fact that macaques have always been an intrinsic part of human lives and imaginations. In their interactions with humans, macaques play multiple roles that often transcend the boundaries of categorization. They are often, simultaneously, wildlife and domestic pets, sentient beings and experimental subjects, crop-raiding pests and religious symbols. In many parts of the tropics, macaques are an economic resource for human communities, as they provide meat and money through tourism and the animal trade. Equally, they cause much damage and bring about great economic losses due to their crop- and house-raiding tendencies. A more recent cause for alarm has been the possibility of transmission of diseases to humans due to contact with macaques. Across Asia, macaques, perhaps more than any other animal species, exemplify the multiple facets of synurbization and the conservation problems of commensal species. Humans and macaques associate in rather remarkable ways, and this volume explores the tone and nature of those human-macaque connections by focusing on various forms of interactions between macaques and humans, change in human attitudes vis-à-vis macaques over the ages, cultural views on macaques, human-macaque conflict and its conservation implications. Its holistic perspective of the myriad aspects that illustrate the singular relationship between men and macaques makes it essential reading not only for primatologists and anthropologists but also for anyone interested in the intricacies of human-animal relations.
- Book2013Paravaikal: arimugak kaiyedu.(A photographic field guide on birds in Tamil). Pp. 184.Cre-A, Chennai.
Jeganathan, P & Asai (2013). Paravaikal: arimugak kaiyedu.(a photographic field guide on birds in Tamil). Cre-A, Chennai. Pp. 184. (Link here)