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  1. The Plight of Wildlife in India: Hans Dalal at TEDxSomaiyaVidyavihar

    Contributor(s):: Hans Dalal

    Hans Dalal, a tiger conservationist and the founder of the PROWL NGO, talks about the lack of awareness and the fear regarding animals amongst people. His NGO functions in Maharashtra and Karnataka, along with the forest departments and local villagers, to protect tigers. According to him, if...

  2. Captive Elephants in Circuses

    Contributor(s):: Varma Varma, S.R. Sujata, Suparna Ganguly, Shiela Rao

    Circuses have a long history of using performing animals, both wild and domesticated. The animals are trained or conditioned to exhibit specific behaviours with no option to do otherwise. This report is based on the observation of 31 elephants belonging to a sample of seven circuses (out of 15...

  3. Locating human-wildlife interactions: landscape constructions and responses to large carnivore conservation in India and Norway

    Contributor(s):: Sunetro Ghosal, Ketil Skogen, Siddhartha Krishnan

    People’s reactions to large carnivores take many forms, ranging from support and coexistence to resistance and conflict. While these reactions are the outcome of many different factors, in this paper we specifically explore the link between social constructions of landscapes and divergent...

  4. Big Cats in Our Backyards: Persistence of Large Carnivores in a Human Dominated Landscape in India

    Contributor(s):: Vidya Athreya, Morten Odden, John D.C. Linnell, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Ullas Karanth

    Protected areas are extremely important for the long term viability of biodiversity in a densely populated country like India where land is a scarce resource. However, protected areas cover only 5% of the land area in India and in the case of large carnivores that range widely, human use...

  5. What does it truly mean to live as one with Mother Nature? Pamela Malhotra at TEDxBangalore

    Contributor(s):: Pamela Malhotra

    Nature conservationist & animal lover Pamela, the owner of the SAI sanctuary forest reserve in India gives us a glimpse into the hidden stories of Mother NatureSAI Sanctuary is the first private wildlife sanctuary in India being the fulfilment of a lifetime spent in protecting wildlife and...

  6. Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers ( Panthera tigris) in central India

    Contributor(s):: Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef

    To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...

  7. A role of Fair Trade certification for environmental sustainability

    Contributor(s):: Makita, R.

    Although most studies on the Fair Trade initiative are, to some extent, cognizant of its contribution to environmental sustainability, what the environmental aspect means to Fair Trade has not yet been explored fully. A review of environmental issues in the Fair Trade literature suggests that...

  8. Politics of biodiversity conservation and socio ecological conflicts in a city: the case of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

    Contributor(s):: Amrita, Sen, Sarmistha, Pattanaik

    Loss of the green belts in the cities as an antecedent outcome of haphazard and irregular urbanization as one of the principle factors has a negative bearing on the socio ecological services that nature entails. Our paper represents the conditions under which the contemporary statist...

  9. Rabies control initiative in Tamil Nadu, India: a test case for the 'One Health' approach

    Contributor(s):: Syed Shahid Abbas, Vidya Venkataramanan, Garima Pathak, Manish Kakkar

    Although India accounts for nearly 50%5C% of the global rabies mortality, there is no organised national rabies control programme. Rabies control is generally confined to small urban pockets, with minimal intersectoral co-ordination. Tamil Nadu is the first state in India to implement a...

  10. Human-felid conflict in corridor habitats: implications for tiger and leopard conservation in Terai Arc Landscape, India

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    | Contributor(s):: Malviya, Manjari, Ramesh, Krishnamurthy

    We use the Rajaji-Corbett corridor in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) in India to examine the pattern of human–felid conflict in wildlife corridors and its implications for the long-term persistence of tigers (Panthera tigris) and leopards (Panthera pardus) in the landscape. We administered...

  11. Livestock predation by common leopard in Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, India: human- wildlife conflicts and conservation issues

    | Contributor(s):: Kala, Chandra Prakash, Kothari, Kishor Kumar

  12. Prevalence of stereotypies and its possible causes among captive Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus) in Tamil Nadu, India

    | Contributor(s):: Vanitha, Varadharajan, Thiyagesan, Krishnamoorthy, Baskaran, Nagarajan

    Animals in captivity are often confined in small barren enclosures, preventing adequate exercise, and socialization with conspecifics. Captivity is also known for depriving young individuals' association with maternal relatives by weaning away from their mothers' earlier than what their peers...

  13. Evaluation of environmental and intrinsic factors that contribute to stereotypic behavior in captive rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta)

    | Contributor(s):: Gottlieb, D. H., Maier, A., Coleman, K.

    Full body repetitive behaviors, known as motor stereotypic behaviors (MSBs), are one of the most commonly seen abnormal behaviors in captive non-human primates, and are frequently used as a behavioral measure of well-being. The main goal of this paper was to examine the role of environmental...

  14. Zoomorphism in ancient India: humans more bestial than the beasts

    | Contributor(s):: Doniger, Wendy, Daston, Lorraine, Mitman, Gregg

  15. Gandhi and the Cow: The Ethics of Human/Animal Relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Mark Juergensmeyer

    The cow is a poem of pity... the mother to millions of Indian mankind...Cow protection to me is one of the most wonderful phenomena in human evolution. [1]It is a source of puzzled embarrassment to many Gandhian admirers, who otherwise find in his thoughts a happy marriage of the more...

  16. Reframing Menstruation in India: Metamorphosis of the Menstrual Taboo With the Changing Media Coverage

    | Contributor(s):: Yagnik, Arpan Shailesh

  17. Cows, milk and religion: the use of dairy produce in early societies

    | Contributor(s):: McCormick, F.

    This review of documentary sources, particularly from Early Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and Europe seeks to show how the range of dairy products varied in different areas and to demonstrate that in many societies, cows and dairying played an important role in early religious practice. The range of...

  18. A reverence for cows

    | Contributor(s):: Jacobson, Doranne

  19. Domesticated animals in India

    | Contributor(s):: Singh, K. S.

  20. Late Pleistocene mammalian extinctions in North America: taxonomy, chronology, and explanations

    | Contributor(s):: Grayson, Donald K.