The Great Indian Nature Trail With Uncle Bikky
– Rohan Chakravarty with essays by Bijal Vachharajani
About the Book
What happens when you ask an ornithologist, a wildlife photographer and a dog to “duck”! They will all perk up and ask “Where? Which one?”
This is a comic book about one such wildlife-mad trio – Uncle Bikky the ornithologist, his niece Chunmun who is a wildlife photographer, and their dog, Duggu.
Join them on their wildlife adventures across India, as they travel from deserts to swampy lands and old rock formations and verdant forests. You will meet ickle bugs, colourful birds, magnificent mammals, and feisty reptiles in this comic book. Packed with activities, jokes, and trivia, this anthology of WWF-India’s popular Uncle Bikky comics is sure to make children (and adults) fall in love with wildlife.
About the Authors
Rohan is a cartoonist, illustrator and the creator of ‘Green Humour’, a series of comics and illustrations on wildlife and nature conservation. A chance encounter with a gorgeous tigress led him to give up a career in dentistry and take up wildlife cartooning. He has won the Sanctuary Asia Young Naturalist, the WWF International President’s Award and the RBS Earth Heroes Award for his work. Although Rohan is an avid birdwatcher, many of his target species still elude him!
When Bijal Vachharajani is not reading Harry Potter, she can be found traipsing around the jungles of India. In her spare time, she works as a consultant editor with Pratham Books and writes about education for sustainable development. Bijal has a Masters in Environment Security and Peace from the University of Peace in Costa Rica. She is the author of two children’s book, What’s Neema Eating Today? and So You Want to Know About the Environment, which was shortlisted for the best children’s book of 2017 by Publishing Next.
WWF-India has been working towards wildlife and environment protection in the country since 1969. WWF- India is part of the WWF-International network and its national presence extends to over 75 state and field offices across more than 20 states. The organization works in different geographical regions of the country towards the conservation of key wildlife species, protection of habitats, management of rivers, wetlands and their ecosystems, climate change mitigation, sustainable livelihood alternatives for local communities, water and carbon footprint reduction in industries and combating illegal wildlife trade.WWF India’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.