A first-of-its-kind nationwide study of India’s birds has found that among the species for which long-term trends could be established, over half have declined since 2000, of which 22% were declining strongly. Among the 146 species for which annual trends could be estimated, 80% were found to be declining, with close to 50% declining strongly.

A critical evaluation by Nature Conservation Foundation of the Environmental Impact Assessment and the Environmental Management Plan reports for the Nyamjang Chuu Hydro-electric power project in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

This working paper describe the context and challenges of landscape-scale conservation amidst plantations and forests and other tropical ecosystems in the Western Ghats, India.

Among all forest types on Earth, the greatest diversity of living organisms is found in the tropical rainforest. Also called tropical wet evergreen forest, this forest type occurs in those parts around the equator with over 2,000 millimetres of annual rainfall distributed over most of the year. Dry periods with less than 60 millimetres rainfall occur only for a few weeks at most.

Although widely distributed, little is known about the dugong in most of the areas of occurrence. In India, information about the animal is patchy and restricted to sighting, stranding and mortality records.

The conservation survey report on hornbills and endemic birds across the Western Ghats. Proposes recommendations to Government of India for reinstating the Malabar pied hornbill, Malabar and Indian grey hornbill in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act.

The Western Ghats hill range of India, recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot, also contains impressive cultural diversity including a number of tribal communities.

In human altered elephant habitats, understanding ecological and behavioural adaptation of elephants is essential to mitigate human-elephant conflict and conservation of elephants. This study on Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) was conducted between April 2004 and May 2005 in the plantation landscape of the Valparai plateau within the Anamalai_Parambikulam Elephant Reserve.

Predation by large carnivores on livestock and their retaliatory persecution by pastoralists is a worldwide conservation concern. Relatively poor understanding of the ecological and social underpinnings of this human-wildlife conflict hampers effective conflict management programs.

The Anamalai, a hill range in southern India named after the Asian elephant Elephas maximus, contains the second largest population of this endangered flagship species in India. Within this region lies the Valparai plateau, a 200 km