Out of Place and Out of Space – Translocation and the Urban Monkey

Aditi Dhillon This year, in June 2021, the Karnataka High Court passed a judgement according to which monkeys entering residential spaces were to be translocated and moved to their natural habitat by the state. This judgement, however, was not one of its kind. It was, in fact, along the lines of a judgement passed by … Continue reading Out of Place and Out of Space – Translocation and the Urban Monkey

A Brief on Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites for Wetland Restoration

Shiwani One of the important steps in wetland restoration is managing the invasive or weed species (SER Report, 2019).  A common invasive plant that is a threat to the ecological health of wetland ecosystems is a family of grasses called phragmites (Phragmites karka). These are dominant wetland plants and are found all around the world, … Continue reading A Brief on Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites for Wetland Restoration

Plant-Pollinator Interactions at Dheerpur Wetland Project Site

Kartik Chugh After almost 5 months in the lockdown, the operations at the Centre for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) resumed, albeit slowly. Recently, while working at Dheerpur Wetland Project Site (DWPS), two of my colleagues found out that the flowers of Oroxylum indicum tree had started blooming. The news got us pretty excited because … Continue reading Plant-Pollinator Interactions at Dheerpur Wetland Project Site

Analyzing Vegetation Cover Change in Dheerpur Wetland Restoration Site

Shiwani The success of an ecological restoration project is based on several key attributes such as the progress/recovery of ecosystem function and structure. A timely assessment/evaluation of the progress of the restoration activities is an important step in measuring the progress. It further helps in monitoring the changes and emergent patterns that could be of … Continue reading Analyzing Vegetation Cover Change in Dheerpur Wetland Restoration Site

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. … Continue reading Conservation Through Citizen Science

Lockdown Effects: Conditioning of Stray Dogs to Vehicular Traffic

Fizala Tayebulla Street dogs have become one of the very few animals that us humans could watch and access from our locked-in houses in cities. As humans limited their movement and remained mostly within premises of their homes, commuting in vehicles- a typical urban activity came to a standstill. City roads became unusually quiet and … Continue reading Lockdown Effects: Conditioning of Stray Dogs to Vehicular Traffic