- Popular Article2013A morning with ‘Bloated Stomach’The Hindu in School, 8 May
- Popular Article2013Not so deserted, after all!The Hindu in School, 6 November
- Popular Article2013Shooting down bharalENVIRONDownload
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Talks about exploring a remote valley in Kinnaur and a fascinating sighting of bharal or blue sheep
- Popular Article2012Crows, but not quite...The Hindu in School, 4 July
- Popular Article2012Gowa of Ladakh!The Hindu in School, 11 July
- Popular Article2012The mysterious cat of the high mountainsThe Hindu in School, 18 July
- Journal Article2012Standardizing the double-observer survey method for estimating mountain ungulate prey of the endangered snow leopardOecologia DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-2237-0
- Popular Article2012Trans-Himalaya: In the shadows of a giantCare4Nature
- Popular Article2012The sheep that isn'tThe Hindu in School, 20 June
- Popular Article2011Wild blames wildCare4NatureDownload
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Impact of dog on red fox
- Book Chapter2010Multiple Use of Trans-Himalayan Rangelands: Reconciling Human Livelihoods withWildlife Conservation.Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid Ecosystem (eds J. T. Toit, R. Kock & J. C. Deutsch), pp. 291-311. Blackwell Publishing.
- Book Chapter2010Snow leopards: conflict and conservation.Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids, pp. 417-430.
- Journal Article2010Multi-spatial co-distribution of the endangered Ladakh urial and blue sheep in the arid Trans-Himalayan mountains.Journal of Arid Environments, 74 : 1162–1169.
- Journal Article2010Why should a grazer browse? Livestock impact on winter resource use by bharal Pseudois nayaur.Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-009-1467-x.
- Popular Article2010Natural engineering: India's green infrastructureDeccan Herald, Op-ed Panorama page, 15 February 2010Download
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- Journal Article2009Endangered markhor Capra falconeri in India: through war and insurgencyOryx 43(3): 407-411Download
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The flare horned markhor Capra falconeri occurs in northern Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Most of the species’ range is along volatile international borders and limited information is available, especially for the population of the Pir Panjal or Kashmir markhor C. f. falconeri in India. From October 2004 to April 2005 we therefore conducted the first range-wide survey of the species in India since independence. The markhor's range has shrunk from c. 300 km2 in the late 1940s to c. 120 km2 in 2004–2005. Our surveys and interviews with key local informants indicate that 350–375 markhor may yet exist in the region. All the populations are small (usually < 50) and fragmented. International conflicts, developmental projects, the needs of an increasing human population and poaching, along with lack of awareness, are the primary threats to the species. The largest population in India, in Kajinag, may have potential for long-term survival if immediate conservation measures can be implemented.
- Journal Article2009Effects of herbivore species richness on the niche dynamics and distribution of blue sheep in the Trans-Himalaya.Diversity and Distributions, 15, 940–947.
- Thesis2008Overwintering strategies and demographic response of bharal (Pseudois nayaur) to livestock grazing and removal, in Kibber Wildlife SanctuaryMSc Thesis submitted to Manipal University
- Journal Article2008Distributional correlates of the Tibetan gazelle Procapra picticaudata in Ladakh, northern India: towards a recovery programme.Oryx, 42, 107-112.
- Journal Article2007A Strategy for Conservation of Tibetan Gazelle Procapra picticaudata in Ladakh.Conservation and Society, 5, 262-276.