wildlife
Water tanks for thirsty animals
Animal activists in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district have launched a unique campaign to provide water through tankers to wildlife animals to tide over acute water shortage in its forests. But conservationists say there is no need to intervene in these natural processes of variations in mortality, reports Rakhee Roytalukdar
Vulture is a patient bird
Taken for granted since time immemorial, few noticed the rapid decline in the number of vultures in India until disaster struck. Some frantic research and concerted efforts over the past few years have just begun to stabilise the numbers. Uttara Gangopadhyay reports
The Great Indian Bustard was once in the race for the title of the national bird of India. Today it is fighting to stay alive. Uttara Gangopadhyay has a rare encounter with the birds at Nannaj in Maharashtra.