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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...