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
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.
WASI submitted this report to the Karnataka Forest Dept. and the Fisheries Dept. after the fieldwork done at Galibore in 2015. This was followed up by a presentation to the PCCF and his team, where WASI’s office bearers and Dr. AJT Jonsingh were present.
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
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.