Paper on Wild meat (including freshwater fish) utilization by local communities in the Western Ghats

Wildlife utilization in the tropics is massive, with nearly 5 million tons of bushmeat consumed by local communities. In India, a megadiversity nation, hunting although illegal is widespread among indigenous communities. However, the extent, frequency, and rationale for hunting, and factors influencing wildlife utilization are poorly known. Our study, based on 19 different indigenous communities in the Western.. read more →

New fish species named in honour of South Indian Conservation Biologist

A new species of cyprinid fish of the genus Pethia described from the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot has been named in honour of Dr. Sanjay Molur, Executive Director of Zoo Outreach Organization (ZOO) in Coimbatore, India. The new species Pethia sanjaymoluri was described from the Pavana River in the state of Maharashtra in the northern.. read more →