Monday, April 23, 2012

Tree canopy view from the the eye of an ant- a ground view of the the tree canopy in Castle rock forests.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tree canopy in evening in proposed Mhadei Tiger reserve

I have been nominated for Lokmat Gaurav Puraskar 2012 in the category of Environment.

My work is a silent slow process of documentation and research of biodiversity and conservation by way of study. The very fact that it has been noticed and I have been nominated is a big achievement for my team and me. I look forward to your vote and support now and that of your colleagues too!

Winners will be finalized by Public voting. One can cast as much as vote through SMS. My code no. is 10. (eg. type 10 & send to 5676702) or through Lokmat news paper.

Thanks a ton.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Kids give such a simple message through words.

Kids give such a simple message through words. wish we adults took a hint from them and did our bit.
This image is taken in the village school at Chorla, Karnataka and is on the borders of Mhadei WLS Goa and Bhimgad WLS Karnataka.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Forest paths are Large cat highways in summer!

TOOLS OF THE TRADE workshop for reptile enthusiasts.

Reptiles and amphibians draw considerable interest and awe amongst the mind of nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts of today, especially about snakes, turtles and lizards.

In recent times this interest has been fueled by television programs as well hands on work being carried out by various snake handlers and rescue workers in the state.

At HERPACTIVE, we aim to channel this interest to serious conservation by introducing such interested folks to the use of modern techniques and basic equipment that is used in the field of herpetology.

A daylong workshop titled ‘TOOLS OF THE TRADE’ will be held in Candolim for this purpose on the 15th of April 2012. This workshop is being conducted in collaboration with the Mhadei Research Center.

Participants will understand and get to use field gear (snake catching and study equipment) as well get a first hand experience of work that goes into the study of snakes and other creepy crawlies (its called Herpetology).

Besides which the basics of reptile identification, first aid and legal aspects of studying wildlife will be familiarized for the participants.

Nirmal Kulkarni and his team will conduct the workshop. A trained herpetologist and self confessed snake aficionado, Nirmal Kulkarni has to his credit a series of research papers, new discoveries and more than a decade of field experience in the study of reptiles and amphibians.


WORKSHOP TIMINGS- 10.00 am to 4.00pm.

AGE- 18 years and above.


FEES- RS. 600 per participant. (Inclusive of simple pack lunch and tea)

For confirmation please call Glenda on 09822586918 or email on