Tag: Conservation

  • Understanding the Sounds of Animals

    Understanding the Sounds of Animals

    Himanshu Choudhery With the advancement of technologies over the past several years, the field of animal conservation has significantly evolved. Earlier, with the limitation of proper tools, there were many impediments to conservation programmes. Now, with the help of new tools such as bio-logging and bio-telemetry, camera traps, drones, sound recorders and advanced digital technologies,…

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  • Conservation Through Citizen Science

    Conservation Through Citizen Science

    Himanshu Choudhery Worldwide, the field of biological conservation has been increasingly seeing the involvement of people of all ages. From amateur wildlife explorers to the more experienced ones, everyone is actively contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. This active participation and collaboration of the general public with professionals in scientific research is known as citizen science.…

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  • Animals in Eco-tainment

    Animals in Eco-tainment

    Ajay Immanuel Gonji Introduction In a paper by James R. Miller (2005), the author talks about how people in cities, including children, spend very little time in the open, where they are likely to develop an affinity to nature and cognizance to protect and preserve biodiversity. This general apathy among urban citizens towards nature is…

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  • House Sparrows and significance of Urban Green Spaces

    House Sparrows and significance of Urban Green Spaces

    Fizala Tayebulla and Vijaylakshmi Suman 20 March was celebrated as World Sparrow Day. The first edition of this day was celebrated in 2010 in different parts of the world. Historically, house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have cohabited with humans, while also playing the role of an indicator species for assessing ecological quality. Sparrows survive mostly on…

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  • Enclosures and Ethics

    Enclosures and Ethics

    Ajay Immanuel Gonji Sometime in 2011 was when I purchased my first DSLR camera. I remember how excited I was the day I visited the store to pick up my camera and accessories. Of all the place’s I could’ve gone to click and get a feel of my new camera, the following day I choose…

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