- Popular Article2015When a million turtles landhttps://maptia.com/kalyanvarma/stories/when-a-million-turtles-landDownload
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In a small coastal town in India, every year hundreds of thousands of turtles come en-masse to nest in a small stretch of beach.
- Poster2015What are coral reefs?
- Poster2015What makes a healthy reef?
- Newsletter2015BushChat Monsoon 2015 (Print)
- Newsletter2015BushChat Autumn 2015 (Print)
- Dataset2015Status of the mountain ungulate prey of the Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia in the Tost Local Protected Area, South Gobi, Mongoliahttp://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.v61m2
- Popular Article2015Bats like something in their tea!Ecologic: the NCF Blog
- Popular Article2015The fate of seeds: What have rodents got to do with it?EcoLogic: The NCF Blog
- Popular Article2015Eats shoots and doesn't leave: Dugong herbivory and movement patterns in the seagrasses of the Andaman and Nicobar IslandsEcoLogic: The NCF Blog
- Popular Article2015Where elephants roam: mapping the distribution of an endangered megaherbivoreEcoLogic: The NCF Blog
- Popular Article2015Crocheting for ConservationEcoLogic: The NCF Blog
- Popular Article2015Living differently: combating climate change through unique adaptationSaevusDownload
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The article explores how in extreme places, such as the Central and South Asian cold-desert, local communities are adapting to climatic challenges.
- Popular Article2015Pastures for noneSaevusDownload
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The article explores the pivotal role played by pastures in livelihood of local and migratory communities of the Trans-Himalaya and wildlife.
- Popular Article2015The Himalayan WildlifeThe Himalayan JournalDownload
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Introducing large mammals of Trans-Himalaya and conservation issues.
- Report2015Tigers of Malai Mahadeshwara and Cauvery LandscapeNovember 2015Download
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Report on tiger numbers in the dry forests in the confluence of Western and Eastern Ghats in southern India
- Poster2015Poster depicting dog and leopard pugmarks designed to help reduce anxiety and tensions - Kannada versionMarch 2015Download
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On many instances dog pugmarks are mistaken as leopard tracks and there is pressure exerted on the forest department to capture leopards from the area. This has led to unnecessary anxiety in communities, tensions between communities and forest department, and possibly capture of leopards with no reason. Hence, a poster that would differentiate tracks between dogs and leopards were designed to help in awareness activities.
- Journal Article2015Changes in the institution of family among the ChangpasLadakh Studies 32 • January 2015 • 4 - 17Download
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This paper focuses on the Changpas of Kargyam, with a specific focus on rules, norms, and patterns that govern the construction of social relationships in the family system and the factors that have influenced it. It provides an overview and description of these changes based on fieldwork carried out in 2010-12. Some of the important factors are the increased presence of Indian security forces after the 1962 Indo-China war, tourism, a new motor road, educational facilities and various government welfare schemes. Each of these factors has had an impact on the social structure of Changpa communities
- Popular Article2015Present but invisible!The Hindu in School, 30 September
- Popular Article2015Tashi the explorerThe Hindu in School, 28 October
- Journal Article2015Fruit resource tracking by hornbill species at multiple scales in a tropical forest in IndiaJournal of Tropical Ecology, 31:477-490Download
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The fruit-tracking hypothesis predicts a positive association between frugivores and fruit abundance over space and time.We documented hornbill diets and examined the relationship between fruit abundance and abundance of three hornbill species (Buceros bicornis, Rhyticeros undulatus and Aceros nipalensis) in the Eastern Himalaya from 2009– 2012. The study was carried out at three scales: at the largest scale of the study area (15km2), at the intermediate scale – eight 3-ha patches within the study area and at the smallest scale of individual fruiting trees.Ninety-one per cent of the 64 foraging sightings of the great hornbill were on figs while more than 50% of the foraging sightings of the wreathed (83) and rufous-necked hornbills (87) were on non-fig fruits. At the largest scale, wreathed hornbill abundance and ripe fruit abundance peaked in the non-breeding season. At the intermediate scale, wreathed hornbill abundance was positively associated with non-fig fruit availability while rufous-necked hornbill abundance was negatively associated with non-fig fruit availability. At the smallest scale, great and rufous-necked hornbill abundances were correlatedwith fig and non-fig fruit crop sizes, respectively. The three hornbill species track fruit availability at different scales based on diet, which has implications for their role in seed dispersal.