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Let’s Talk About Rhinos

[By Fernanda Dobal ] Last month I went on safari. It was a trip I had wanted to take for as long as I can remember. I left New York bubbling with excitement, and after 24+ hours of travel, I arrived at a beautiful South African reserve. Each day, we would wake up before the sun and drive into the ...

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It’s no secret that India is the youngest country in the world with 50 per cent of its population under 25 years. Yet, when it comes to their say in the political discourse, they have simply not been given the opportunity to register their concerns | Photo : Prachar

In A Bid To Save The Earth

New Delhi June 5 (WFS) — Climate change is a reality that no one can refute any longer. If left unchecked, it will have far reaching impacts on human health, global food security and economic development. Whereas no single country causes climate change, and no one country can stop it, there is an urgent need for concerted action. As the world ...

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Photo: Vijaykhaitan under a Creative Commons Licence

Why we should weep for the sparrow

[By Mari Marcel Thekaekara| New Internationalist] Did you celebrate World Sparrow Day on 20 March?  It bothers me when I read that these birds are becoming extinct in Indian cities. Chirpy, cheeky little sparrows were part of our life, growing up as children in a dilapidated Kolkata flat. They nested high up in an old-fashioned ventilator. And caused us kids ...

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The Pharaoh's Chicken or the Egyptian Vulture, Hesarghatta, Bangalore

Indian Vultures and their Last Crusade

By Subramanya Chandrashekar In the early 1980′s, there were approximately 40 million vultures in India. Now there are only 60,000 of these scavengers left. Watching them glide majestically through the skies, is becoming a rare sight. The masters of the skies, today stand critically endangered and it would be foolish to push this aside as a mere story or undermine ...

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