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A home for the Hargila: an artificial breeding project aims to help the endangered stork
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Earlier this month, the endangered Greater Adjutant Stork was bred in the Assam Zoo, only for the pair of chicks to die soon after. But the project — arguably the first instance of the bird being artificially bred in a zoo — is still considered a success.

Heard but rarely seen: Plan to save Assam’s White Winged Wood Duck takes flight
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Some get scared by its call. Some liken seeing it to winning a lottery. For years, Assam’s elusive White Winged Wood Duck has been more heard than seen. Now, a survey to count the remaining members of its flock.

Kaziranga’s circle of life: How forest department, vets and villagers join hands to fight flood fury
Fri, Jul 19, 2019

With 95 per cent of the World Heritage Site submerged and thousands of animal struggling to say afloat, meet the bunch of people who dive in to save the day.

The fearless ranger who lived and died for the forest
Mon, Jul 08, 2019

As Assam’s Dibru-Saikhowa National Park completes twenty years, a look at the life of Narayan Sarmah: the man who made it what it is

In Arunachal Pradesh, villagers are helping the endangered hoolock gibbon swing from tree to tree 
Wed, Jun 05, 2019

In an Arunachal Pradesh village, locals are planting a corridor of gibbon-friendly trees in a bid to conserve the arboreal species in their natural habitat.

Khenglong-po in the time of Yeti: meet the hairy wild man of Assam
Mon, May 06, 2019

With the Yeti dominating discourses — humorous and scientific both — courtesy the Indian Army’s tweet last week, we track the footprints of yet another mythical beast. Meet the Khenglong-po, the hairy wild man of Assam’s Karbi Anglong.

Vets, villagers come together to give new wings to Assam’s poisoned vultures
Thu, Apr 25, 2019

Victims of accidental ‘secondary’ poisoning and categorised 'Critically Endangered' on the IUCN Red List, vultures in Assam are slowly being rehabilitated back to health.

Jungle Book: how an Assamese forest guard moonlights as an author
Sun, Mar 03, 2019

From thirty seven years of service across Assam, forest guard Ghanasham Rajbongshi has riveting tales of charging rhinos, fleeing poachers and ferocious man-eating tigers. In 2013, he started blogging about his adventures, and is now an author of two published books, with two more in the offing.

Meet Binod ‘Dulu’ Borah — Assam’s 24X7 helpline for animals in distress
Tue, Jan 22, 2019

His life’s calling came when he was seven — and sound asleep. Thirty years and 2,500 rescues later, Binod ‘Dulu’ Borah and his trusted motorbike serve as a 24X7 helpline for animals in distress.

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