New paper on sustainability of small-scale fisheries in Western Ghats

Small, least conspicuous fish species are targeted through subsistence fisheries in many regions of the world, but little is known about their population dynamics or exploitation levels. In the Western Ghats of India, part of a global biodiversity hotspot and an exceptional region of freshwater fish diversity and endemism, several small species of loaches are.. read more →

Mahseer 2017 – Rajeev Raghavan delivers a talk on the ‘past, present and future of stocking in India’

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan delivered a talk entitled ‘Mahseers on the move: past, present and future of stocking in India at Mahseer 2017 – International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation held at Hotel International, Kochi, India on 5th of April 2017. A video of the talk can be accessed from https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=mahseer%20trust read more →

Mahseer 2017 – International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation

Rajeev Lab co-organized and hosted the Mahseer 2017 – International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation at Hotel International, Kochi, India on 5th and 6th April 2017. The Workshop brought together more than 60 mahseer and river conservation experts from India, Bhutan, Malaysia, Thailand, United Kingdom and Canada to discuss and build a roadmap for mahseer conservation. read more →

Mahseer Conservation Planning Workshop

The Rajeev Lab hosted mahseer experts from around South and South East Asia for a conservation planning workshop. The workshop was co-organized by the Bournemouth University (UK), Mahseer Trust (UK), Zoo Outreach Organization (ZOO), IUCN’s Conservation Breeding Specialist Group – South Asia and Freshwater Fish Specialist Group – South Asia, Lively Waters Initiative and the Kerala.. read more →

Capacity Building Workshop on Animal Taxonomy

PhD Student, Anoop VK participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on Animal Taxonomy held at the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala. The workshop sessions were led by Prof. Peter KL Ng of the National University of Singapore. read more →

Fieldwork in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Lab members, Unmesh Katwate and Anoop VK (PhD Students) and Eldho PS (Masters Student) carried out field work in the headwaters of the Periyar River inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, home to some of the most unique freshwater fish fauna of the Western Ghats Hotspot. read more →

Do frogs really eat cardamom? Understanding the myth of crop damage by amphibians in the Western Ghats, India

In a new paper published in Ambio, Rajeev Raghavan and colleagues examine the age-old myth of frogs consuming cardamom in plantations across the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-017-0908-8 read more →