Here is a unique opportunity to hear stories from the dirt tracks of the jungles: to smell the earth through people who have made forests a part of their lives. ‘From the Field’ showcases people like ecological historians, wildlife researchers, or forest department staff, and the challenges they face in their daily lives and professions. Learn from their insights on a broad spectrum of topics, gained through extensive studies and hands-on experiences.

Field Notes: 108 days in Bandipur

October 01, 2014

The dry ground crumbled beneath my feet as I took slow and deliberate steps. The heat was making me sweat in profusion while I treaded carefully along tortuous dirt roads. […]

Kumbara Night Frog

August 15, 2014

“I just cannot believe this, what is happening here?” I must have uttered something like this in utmost excitement to Sameer Ali, my research colleague, as we witnessed an extreme […]

Friendship Networks – Mixed Hunting Flocks

July 01, 2014

If you were given a pot of conservation money to spend on species of your choosing, who would you choose? Hari Sridhar would pick six common, unremarkable birds of the […]

Biodiversity and the City – Challenges for Bangalore

May 15, 2014

Although only 30% of India’s population lives in cities now, this proportion is expected to increase to 50% in the next two decades. It is becoming increasingly important, therefore, to […]

Vanishing Voices – Frogs in our Urban Landscapes

April 15, 2014

Each year 26th April is designated as ‘ Save the Frog Day’. This article is in celebration of frogs in our vicinity. Those who grew up in cities like Bangalore […]

Gliding Marvels of Midnight

February 15, 2014

Come nightfall, the forest is a whole other world. The atmosphere is rent with peculiar sounds, the forest floor is lit by strange neon lights and the crack of twigs […]

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