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Wildlife

Letters - October 15, 2012

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2012
Home remedy For waste Waste management is a problem in all urban centers of the country (‘Stench in my backyard’, September 1-15, 2012). We need to understand that there’s no other way to manage waste except segregating it at the source, that is our homes.

Missing the grass for the trees

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2012
I looked out from the observation hut and took in the soothing vision of lush green grasslands in the autumnal light of an October evening. A male great Indian bustard (GIB) had been displaying in a bare patch, puffing out his neck feathers and bobbing his neck in synchrony with his impressive booming call. Just then, I saw two wolves trotting through the grass about 300 metres from the bustard.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2012
FOOD SCIENCES Buttery assault

Letters - September 15, 2012

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2012
Baneful Ban

Crown’s folly

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2012
The Spanish branch of WWF has stripped King Juan Carlos of his position as its honorary president after deciding that his recent elephant-hunting safari in Botswana was detrimental to the goal of the conservation group. The king had held the title since WWF was founded in Spain in 1968.

Letters - August 31, 2012

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2012
Organic elitism Big cities and towns are seeing a spurt in restaurants and shops selling all forms of organic products but the story of the livelihood of small farmers remains bleak (‘Organic universe’, July 16-31, 2012).

For the love of birds

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2012
FOR a site that describes one of nature's most colourful creations, www.orinithology.com, appears rather plain. But don't go by appearances—in this case, the homepage. The site has details that could draw even the most disinterested to the avian world.

No mermaid fairytale

Author(s): Vardhan Patankar
Issue Date: Aug 15, 2012
A loud “oooooph” was heard as the giant surfaced, the sound loud enough to capture the attention of people across the shoreline. They saw a mermaid-shaped body gently skimming the surface of the water. A loud splash, and the animal disappeared into the deep blue, leaving a quizzical look in the eyes of the people.

Displaced for nothing

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2012

Making slow headway

Author(s): Nandini Velho
Issue Date: Jul 31, 2012
On April 3, the Supreme Court ordered states to declare buffer zones around their tiger reserves. A buffer zone is an area which is adjacent to the core area of a tiger reserve and is aimed at promoting coexistence between humans and wildlife. The limits of these areas are determined using scientific criteria and are set in consultation with the gram sabha and an expert committee.
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