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 →

Mahseer 2017 – International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation

Bournemouth University (UK), Mahseer Trust (UK) and the School of Fisheries Resource Management & Harvest Technology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (KUFOS), Kochi (India) are jointly organizing an International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation at Kochi from the 5th to 7th of April 2017. The first announcement and call for abstracts is now open!.. read more →

Identifying Pathways to better management of Brahmaputra Basin

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan delivered an invited talk on the ‘Status, challenges and conservation needs for freshwater biodiversity in the Brahmaputra basin’ at the International Dialogue on Identifying Pathways to better management of Brahmaputra Basin jointly organized by the International Rivers and the Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) at Guwahati from 26th to 28th January.. read more →

Talk at the International Conference on the Conservation of Humpback Mahseer

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan delivered a talk entitled ‘Whats in a name? Are all mahseers the same?’ at the International Conference on Conservation of Humpbacked Mahseer at the Tata Power Station at Lonavla, Maharashtra on 12th January 2017 read more →

New paper in ‘Marine Policy’ on the marine aquarium trade in India

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan co authored a recent paper published in ‘Marine Policy’ that provides an overview of the status and dynamics of marine aquarium trade in India.   read more →

New Book Chapter – Inter-sectoral governance of fisheries in Cauvery River

Check out the new e book published by the Inland Fisheries Section of the TBTI (Too Big To Ignore) Network and the ISSF (International System on Small-Scale Fisheries) in which Dr. Rajeev Raghavan co authored a chapter on the governance challenges faced by the Inland Fisheries in River Cauvery http://toobigtoignore.net/e-book-inter-sectoral-governance-of-inland-fisheries/   read more →

New paper on the taxonomy of Malaysian mahseers (Tor spp) in ‘Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture’

  The establishment of appropriate taxonomic designations is essential for the effective management of fishery resources. Despite over a century of explorations and research, the cyprinid genus Tor represents a group of large-bodied freshwater fishes whose taxonomy and systematics remains poorly known. Tor mahseers represent a suitable model for the application of an integrated approach.. read more →

Invited Lectures at the Central Institute of Fisheries Education

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan was invited to deliver lectures on the ‘importance and challenges for fish taxonomy’ as well as the ‘application of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species’ to the graduate and doctoral students of the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India. read more →