Student Conference on Conservation Science — IISc, Bengaluru, Sep 27 – 30, 2018

Ramki Sreenivasan

Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) – Bengaluru is the largest student conference in India, where over 500 of Africa and Asia’s brightest conservation researchers and practitioners participate. It brings together young researchers in the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. The conference facilitates interaction, encourages exchange of research ideas and methods, sharing of knowledge and experience related to conserving wildlife and helps build contacts and capacity.

As a sister conference to SCCS-Cambridge, SCCS-Bengaluru focuses on attracting student participants, primarily … Read More

An Exhibition on Insects (Keetavismaya) — University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, Jan 5 – 7, 2018

Ramki Sreenivasan

Keetavismaya, an exhibition on insects, includes specimens that depict the great diversity of insects and informative posters on the life of insects. Wonderful photographs of insects, insect paintings on the glass and insects on stamps will be special attractions of the exhibition.

You have an opportunity to get your insects identified too, if you bring them along!

All are cordially welcome.

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Bengaluru Bird Day 2017 — Venkatappa Art Gallery, Sep 30, 2017

Ramki Sreenivasan

Bengaluru Bird Day is a full-day with walks, talks and workshops on birds and birdwatching. This informal event is put together by the birdwatching community in Bangalore to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Joseph George, who started the group birdwatching effort in Bangalore. The event is completely free of cost and open to all.

The day long event will culminate in the Dr. Joseph George Memorial Talk titled ‘Themes and Trends in Indian Environmentalism’ by Dr. Ramachandra Guha, followed by … Read More

Bird Poaching in Bangalore’s Wetlands

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Bird poaching was one of the pressures that birds in the city faced in the 90’s. It was thought to have died down since then. So much so that, during the planning of the Bangalore Mid Winter Water Bird survey 2015-2016, the coordinators and those assisting in planning the survey had considered dropping some of the parameters such as bird netting, bird shooting, poaching, trapping, etc. However, we were in for a rude shock when we visited a few survey … Read More

Demoiselle Crane — First Record from Bengaluru, India

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At the last minute, on Sunday morning, I convinced 20 other birders that instead of going to Valley School, we should bird along the Kaggalipura-Bannerghatta stretch, and then go to check out Hulimangala. And there, at nearly the end of a long birding outing, we saw a migrant which has never before been sighted in the Bangalore area – the Demoiselle Crane. I have since got information that there were at least two individuals on the lake.

Demoiselle cranes undertake … Read More