Book Release – Wildlife Law for Rangers

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About the book

Effective implementation of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (WLPA) and prosecution of offenders requires Forest Officers to also have a reasonable understanding of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC). However, lack of formal training makes interpretation of law and criminal procedures, an intimidating subject. This book seeks to address this major lacuna and has therefore been written in a very simple, easy to understand style along with specific wildlife related examples.

The step-by-step procedure to … Read More

Release of the book “Bird Business” authored by Rohan Chakravarty — Hornbill House, Mumbai, June 7, 2019

The President and members of the Governing Council of the BNHS have organizsed the release of the book “Bird Business” authored by Rohan Chakravarty. Mr. Bittu Sahgal, Vice President, BNHS will be releasing the book.

To RSVP and for details of the book release programme, please check the poster and invitation.

Bird Business

Migrants, residents, endemics, endangered – all find a place in Bird Business. The fun-filled visuals and effortless narration highlight the specialities of each bird species, endearing it … Read More

Book Release – Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the past, present and future

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In a rapidly urbanising India, cities have emerged as places of conflict between people and nature. What is the future for conservation in Indian cities?

Nature in the City examines the past, present, and future of nature in Bengaluru, one of India’s largest and fastest growing cities. Once known as the Garden City of India, Bengaluru’s tree-lined avenues, historic parks, and expansive water bodies have witnessed degradation and destruction in recent years. Yet, nature still exhibits a … Read More

Mandookavani — An Acoustic Guide to the Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats.

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Mandookavani — An Acoustic Guide to the Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats

by Ramya B, Seshadri K S, Ramit S and Gururaja K V.

Western Ghats are home to over 200 species of frogs and toads. It amounts to about 50% of the amphibian diversity in India. Collectively called anurans, each species of frogs and toads have their own unique ‘voice’. These vocalizations, as ‘calls’ or ‘songs’, are a means of communication which male anurans use to woo … Read More