The increase in human-driven impacts on the natural world continues to threaten the survival of several species of wildlife. Many endangered species that currently survive in small populations across isolated habitats are particularly vulnerable. It is important to not only conserve these small populations but also enable movement of individuals between them. Facilitating ‘connectivity’ of populations and habitats is therefore a key conservation issue. The Asiatic wild dog (dhole) is one of many endangered species that can benefit from connectivity … Read More
A Roadmap for Dhole Conservation in India
Country-level species conservation plans serve as a blueprint for identifying important areas, prioritizing management actions and judicious use of conservation funds. India is a biologically megadiverse country, yet many threatened and endangered species do not have science-based conservation plans. In a new study, scientists from Wildlife Conservation Society–India (WCS-India), University of Florida, Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), and National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) propose a detailed framework for conserving the endangered dhole in India using a combination of ecological, social, … Read More
Chemical Ecology and the Anthropocene — CWS, Bengaluru, Dec 13, 2019
Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Shannon Olsson from the National Centre for Biological Sciences will be giving a talk at CWS on 13th December at 1700 hrs.
The event is open to all but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (limited seating).
Chemistry is the universal language of nature. In this new geological age known as the Anthropocene, humans have not only impacted the environment but also the ecological interactions between organisms, including chemical communication. Chemical … Read More
Sail Tales — Spotting Terrestrial Birds at Sea
In November 2013, our team from National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) set out on a ship R/V Roger Revelle hosted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for 17 days covering around 6000km in the offshore waters of the Bay of Bengal Sea to document marine mammals. We came across 12 species of marine mammals including blue whales, killer whales and sperm whales. Apart from these we saw turtles, flying fish, butterflies, dragonflies and, unexpectedly, some terrestrial birds. The expedition … Read More