Ananda Banerjee
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Aditya ‘Dicky’ Singh: The wildlife chronicler behind iconic images

Aditya ‘Dicky’ Singh was a tiger – a large-hearted gentleman. His sudden, untimely passing, at the age of 57  from  a heart attack, has come as a shock to the wildlife fraternity.  

Tigress Machali with her last litter of three female cubs. (Aditya ‘Dicky’ Singh)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 01:00 AM IST

India’s tiger project is at a fork in the road

India’s tiger reserves have done well. But there remains a key question: How many wild tigers can the world’s most populous nation sustain?

Poaching remains one of the biggest threats to tigers. 30% of India’s tiger population — more than 1,000 animals — are outside the protection of reserves (PTI)
Published on Aug 03, 2023 10:53 PM IST

Environment needs our urgent attention

India is drowning in toxic plastic waste and waking up only on June 5 will not help. We must focus on individual action

The biggest challenge for the country is that it generates much more plastic waste than it reports (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Archive)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 09:01 PM IST

A message from The Elephant Whisperers

To protect India’s national heritage animal, government departments must join hands and implement the framework that an elephant expert task force prescribed in 2010

Elephants can’t be confined to national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. They are giant nomads and follow ancient routes passed down through generational genes (AFP)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 07:03 PM IST
ByAnanda Banerjee

How many tigers can India’s forests sustain?

India’s big cat numbers are rising. But one in every three lives outside reserves, leading to human-animal conflicts. Give a thought to not just tigers outside protected areas, but also to many species fighting to survive in an altered world

Tigresses require an inviolate space of 800-1,200 sq km to breed a viable population of 80-100 tigers. In a densely populated country such as ours, however, pristine wilderness is wishful thinking( Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 08:28 PM IST
ByAnanda Banerjee

Don’t be oblivious of our natural heritage

It’s not just Mirzapur. Many such lesser known wild landscapes are disappearing across India. Apart from forest diversions for developmental projects, illegal land grabbing, unsustainable mining practices and converting forests into farmlands are rampant

Mirzapur is a place for small mammals, especially wild cats. But, with every passing year, a bit of the wilderness vanishes as new development springs up (Kartik Singh)
Updated on May 21, 2022 12:25 PM IST
ByAnanda Banerjee

Review: Rewilding - India’s Experiments in Saving Nature by Bahar Dutt

Environmental journalist Bahar Dutt’s new book turns the spotlight on some of the incredible conservation work being done in the country

An Indian one-horned rhinoceros and its baby at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam.(Biju BoroAFP)
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnanda Banerjee

Review: Birds About Delhi by Nikhil Devasar and Rajneesh Suvarna

More than just a field guide, Birds About Delhi celebrates the rich natural heritage of the capital and its surrounding areas

Sarus cranes at the Dhanauri wetland in Greater Noida, UP, on January 31, 2019.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 05:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnanda Banerjee
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