- Popular Article2014From hunters to protectorsThe Hindu in School, 23 July
- Popular Article2014For the love of honeydewThe Hindu in School, 19 June
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Cultivated Vanilla, Lady's Slipper Orchids, Epiphytes
- Journal Article2014Roads emerging as a critical threat to leopards in India?Cat News 60 Spring 2014 (30)Download
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Leopards (Panthera pardus) face severe threat from poaching, loss of habitat and killing in retaliation to conflict. However, in India a new threat appears to be emerging in the form of vehicle accident mortalities. In the past 60 months 23 leopards have been recorded as killed due to road accidents in the southern Indian state of Karnataka alone. When roads overlap with important wildlife habitats, considerable scrutiny and critical conservation planning is urgently required
- Poster2014Introduction to the Western Ghatssupported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundDownload
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Endemics, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Vertebrates, Intervertebrates, Deciduous Forests, Tropical Rainforests, Shola Grasslands
- Thesis2014An investigation into the interactions among wild ungulates and livestock in the temperate forests of Kaj-i-nagManipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
- Popular Article2014Meat momos for everyone!The Hindu in School, 13 August
- Journal Article2014Photographic records of the Ratel Mellivora capensis from the southern Indian state of KarnatakaSmall Carnivore Conservation, 50, 42-44.
Understanding about the occurrence and distribution of the Ratel Mellivora capensis from the Indian subcontinent is hindered by the animal’s elusive nature. The first photographic evidence of Ratel for the southern Indian state of Karnataka comprises 41 camera-trap records from Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. During January–March 2014, Ratels were detected in the sanctuary’s different forest types broadly in proportion to camera-trapping effort therein. A wider occupancy survey, using a range of methods including camera-trapping, would help obtain a better understanding of the distribution of this cryptic species in Karnataka and neighbouring regions.
- Poster2014Dry Thorn Forest and GrasslandDownload
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Umbrella Thorn Trees, Gloriosa Superba, Indian Roller, Grey Partridge, Great Horned Owls, Nightjars, Indian Fox, Jungle Cat, Gerbils, Blue-faced Malkoha, Tamil
- Poster2014சிறுத்தையை அறிந்துகொள்வோம்Poster produced in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society.Download
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சிறுத்தை-மனிதன் எதிர்கொள்ளலைப் பற்றிய விளக்கச் சுவரிதழ்.
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Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Green Bee-eater, Thin Beaks
- Art & Literary2014Madagascar, Through the Looking GlassEarthLines, March 2014, 8: 59-64.
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White-cheeked Barbet, Coppersmith Barbet, Green Plumage, Stout Beaks
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Stork-bellied Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Waterproof Plumage, Tamil
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Paris Peacock, Common Nawab, Bllue Tiger, Common Map, Common Silverline, Tamil
- Popular Article2014Island worlds in the vastness of the UniverseThe Hindu in School, 6 OctoberDownload
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- Journal Article2014Bats in Indian coffee plantations: doing more good than harm?Current Science 107: 1958-1960.Download
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Many bat species occur in Indian coffee plantations and despite sporadic reports of damage to commercial coffee crops, the literature shows little evidence for these claims. Measures that have been proposed to ‘control’ fruit bats are likely to be ineffective and even counter-productive. Instead, insect-eating bats should be encouraged by planters as they help control herbivorous and disease-carrying insects, while fruit bats pollinate flowers and disperse seeds of many useful plants and shade tree species. More research is needed to quantify any crop damage caused by bats and to look for sustainable solutions where necessary.
PDF also available here: http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/107/12/1958.pdf
- Poster2014Shola GrasslandsDownload
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Shola, Mosses, Epiphytes, Wild Balsams, Kurinji, Rhodendron, Orchids, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Pipit, White-bellied Shortwing, Tamil
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Forest Calotes, Chameleon, South Green Calotes, Indian Rock Agama, Salea, Draco, Tamil
- Popular Article2014Mizoram: bamboozled by land use policyThe Hindu, Op-ed Comment page, 14 May 2014, page 9.
Forest cover loss has occurred at a period when area under jhum cultivation is declining, suggesting that the land use policy has been counterproductive to forests.