Feral Dog Chasing Blackbuck, Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat

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This image of a feral dog (Canis lupus familiaris) chasing a blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) was taken in Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat. Feral dog-wildlife conflict is a significant threat to wildlife and ecosystems in India and globally. Domestic dogs are the most abundant and widespread terrestrial carnivores and there are an estimated 60 million dogs in India. 

Many dogs roam with impunity in and around buffer zones of Protected Areas where they form large formidable packs … Read More

Carnivores as Co-owners of our Lands

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Among the range of attributes that represent India is the little-known, seldom-acknowledged diversity of carnivore species it harbors. The country has 23% of the world’s terrestrial carnivore species. While popular discourse typically links large carnivores to forested reserves or large inviolate spaces, many of India’s carnivore species have historically shared spaces and adapted to using human modified landscapes. A recent study by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society-India, Centre for Wildlife Studies, Foundation for Ecological Research And Learning, University of … Read More

Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing using Quantum GIS — July 01 – 05, 2013, FERAL, Pondicherry

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This course introduces GIS and remote sensing through one of the most user friendly and increasingly capable open source package called Quantum GIS. Basic concepts in GIS and remote sensing will be covered along with hand on sessions that will equip the participants to digitise maps, derive basic information from satellite imagery, run basic geo-processing and attribute management on vectors and, of course, create maps suitable for publication.

The use of GPS units for collecting waypoints and navigation will constitute … Read More