Our syllabi (for training forest officials) still have manuals written during the Raj S K Mukherjee Acting director, Wildlife Institute, Dehradun Why do you still train foresters in horseriding

A walkathon through 5 states traverses through a rich crop of traditional conservation methods and a thicket of disputes

... people know that it is barking up the wrong tree

Is a state government notification an indication that Gujarat, once considered to be committed to wildlife protection, has now moved industry to the top of its priority list?

Institutional support helped rehabilitate the Irulas of Tamil Nadu after their traditional occupation of snake catching was outlawed.

The large scale clearing of dead and diseased trees is threatening to wipe out bird species that nest in the cavities of these trees.

In India, as in other countries, problems associated with locally overabundant wildlife species have emerged as important management issues for reason of some species losing their natural habitat but adapting themselves to the manaltered habitats. Consequently, there is a clash with the interests of local people. Crop-raiding by locally overabundant wild populations of nilgai and blackbuck in Haryana is one such problem analyzed in this paper.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Cl.(b) of sub-section (1) of Sec.63 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules. These rules may be called the Wildlife (Transactions and Taxidermy) Rules, 1973.

An Act to provide for the protection of [Wild animals, birds and plants] and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto. This Act may be called the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

In Jodhpur range, from 1991 to May 2007, the state's forest department has registered 650 cases under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Of these, 391 are minor crimes, such as cutting wood or