It’s Complicated: Bats as the Most Vilified Creatures of the

PUBLISHED: ROUND GLASS SUSTAIN, May 2020 Known to play a very significant role in maintaining our ecosystem, bats are now demonised and dreaded as carriers of deadly diseases. Virologists studying viruses, and chiropterologists who are bat researchers, disagree on how the pathogens they harbour have spilled over to humans

CORALS

WHY CLIMATE CHANGE DAMAGES CORALS AND HOW INDIAN SCIENTISTS ARE RE-STOCKING DAMAGED REEFS. SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, October, 2019. India has four major coral reefs and the Gulf of Mannar in the south of the country is home to 117 species of coral Global warming and recent heatwaves have damaged the reefs, but a new transplanting method offers hope...

Lifeamonganimals

LIFE AMONG ANIMALS--AN INTERVIEW WITH JANAKI LENIN CURIOSITY MAGAZINE, USA, Oct, 2018. An award-winning documentary film-maker, Janaki Lenin is also author of the series, My Husband and Other Animals, 1 & 2, a two-volume series published by Westland in 2012 and 2018. Her introduction to the wild came after she married India’s renowned herpetologist, Romulus Whitaker. In an interview with Curiosity magazine, Lenin shares deep insights into her world...

parrots

ASTROLOGER'S PARROTS ARE BEING SEIZED BY CONSERVATION OFFICIALS... SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, JUNE 2019. Parrot astrology, using specially trained parakeets that draw tarot cards from a deck, is a centuries-old tradition in southern India But astrologers are having their birds confiscated as animal welfare and conservation groups look to protect the creatures

MEGHAMALAI

MAPPING MYSTERIOUS REPTILES IN MISTY MEGHAMALAI ROUND GLASS SUSTAIN: Sept, 2019 Five wildlife researchers and herpetologists set out on a personal adventure. They planned to identify and document the reptile species in southern India, something they felt hadn’t been given adequate attention in the years since India’s independence. Dotted with cardamom and tea plantations, Meghamalai isn’t a traditional choice for wildlife research. However, for many reasons, it seemed ideal...

snakerescuers

THE MEN WHO RESCUE SNAKES FROM TERRIFIED HUMANS ATLANTIC CITYLAB: July, 2018 In the Indian city of Madurai, a volunteer group deals humanely with emergencies of the reptile kind...

saltworkers

THE LIVES OF THE SALT HARVESTERS OF THOOTHUKUDI IN A WARMING WORLD... THE WIRE.IN, August 2017. As salt manufacturers struggle to come to terms with the uncertainties brought on by climate change, salt harvesters find themselves most vulnerable in a warming world...