May 212015
 
Human Elephant Conflict: Watching Wild Elephants in Wayanad NH 212

Wild Elephant Watching in Wayanad Kerala Wayanad in Kerala has some of the densest forests in India and is home to a variety of birds and animals. Though many of hills are stripped of their natural cover to make way for coffee and tea plantation there are still stretches where sunlight finds it arduous to reach the forest floor.  This belt of Wayanad, Mudumalai, Bandipur and nearby other national parks like Nagarhole, Kabini, Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, BRT etc. are all part of Nilgiri Biosphere and  a very important biodiversity hotspot. National Geographic Magazine in one of its studies mentions [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 082013
 
Anti Poaching Camp in Bandipur Tiger Reserve- A day in life of A Forest Guard

A visit to the Anti Poaching Camp- Bandipur Tiger Reserve As part of our Eco Volunteer Training program we were to visit an Anti Poaching Camp in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. I will not repeat here why anti poaching camps are needed, we all know we have only about 2500 tigers left in the wild and our apex predator is in great danger from organized poaching camps to man animal conflict leading to casualties on both the side. We humans forgetting totally that the tigers were living in the jungle before humans started encroaching and dividing Tiger territory. Our [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 012013
 
Stay at Forest Rest House in Bandipur Tiger Reserve

  Karnataka Forest Department Rest House- Staying in the middle of Bandipur Tiger Reserve As part of our training for the Eco Volunteer Training program jointly organized by Karnataka Forest department, Eco Tourism Development board of Karnataka and Jungle lodges and resorts we had two options of stay: Stay in absolutely beautiful  and bordering luxurious JLR resort and pay around 17 thousand Rupees Stay in absolutely beautiful but basic Forest department residential complex in Bandipur Tiger reserve and pay around 4800 Rs. Which one do you think most of us chose? Hell we are volunteers, and chose the second [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 302011
 
Wild Elephants & Bisons - The Gentle Giants Of Mudumalai National Park

 An Encounter with Wild Elephants and Bisons in Mudumalai National Park We are about to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi the festival in honor of Ganesh, the first to be invoked among gods, the son of Shiva and Parvati, he  who is brighter than a billion suns. The unique thing about Ganesha is that he has the head of an Elephant, although there is a story behind that which all of us must  have read as kids. But I think there could be a reason for choosing head of an elephant for the wisest of the gods.  Elephants themselves are one [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]