Fishing For Change

An interesting article shared by Ryan Lobo … about how sustainable commercial fishing can also help protect a species. Counter intuitive.. But true! https://news.mongabay.com/2020/08/fishing-for-change-local-management-of-amazons-largest-fish-also-empowers-women/

Community Led Conservation

The WASI example is highlighted in this article which suggests that a new approach towards the management of wild areas needs to be considered for India. One where local communities are made central to conservation. https://india.mongabay.com/2020/07/commentary-making-communities-central-to-conservation/

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Large scale devastation of local ecosystems by voracious alien species is becoming obvious only of late. Often by the time the problem is identified, it is already too late. A case in point is the highly invasive African Catfish that was introduced into Indian waters as an easy growing food source, and has now wiped

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As the Wild Mango Tree Saw It

Shishir Rao writes about how small hydel projects affect not only the aquatic life, but the entire ecosystem, as well as the humans that live in the landscape..

Hooked! Angling for Conservation

An interesting article by Naren Sreenivasan, that appeared in the online portal, The Bastion…  It makes a powerful case for the link between angling and conservation… Do read and share widely.  https://thebastion.co.in/po…/hooked-angling-for-conservation

Why does a fish matter?

Article in the Deccan Herald by Sandeep Menon on the importance of Mahseer conservation and how it functions as an important marker for the health of the Cauvery River ecosystem as a whole. https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/main-article/why-do-fish-matter-743955.html

A lovely article by Sandeep Chakrabarti .. Celebrating the early work done by WASI on the Cauvery River https://www.magzter.com/article/Science/Sanctuary-Asia/The-Unsung-Foot-Soldiers-Of-Mahseer-Conservation

The Madhya Pradesh forest department is experimenting with artificial breeding of Mahseer fish at their newly developed in-situ conservation centre at Barwaha. https://www.hindustantimes.com/indore/mp-experiments-with-artificial-breeding-of-mahseer/story-gpIYJz33U7DucBD0hvjWjJ.html

Field trip to Moyar Valley

We found the remains of several gaur along the river banks, evidence that tigers often kill these large wild cattle. During our four-day stay, we saw at least 1,000 chital, 100 blackbuck, several gaur and sambar.

Save the mighty Mahseer

The Hindu, June 6th, 2015.

“The ‘Mighty Mahseer’ is the kind of legendary fish that makes anglers traverse continents in the mere hope of sighting one. It is the only fish that made three Englishmen travel overland to India in search of the presumably extinct fish.