India

This is the first in a series of articles on big cat conservation by Ullas Karanth. Pollsters say tigers are the most popular animal species on this planet. Unfortunately, they are also among the most threatened. Direct killing and overhunting of their prey by humans, as well as habitat reduction by 93% in just two…

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In this installment of Digital Diversity, Gwen Kidera – Project Associate at S3IDF (Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund) – explains how their non-profit organisation provides underserved communities with Integrated Energy Centre carts (IECs) equipped with reliable solar powered lamps and mobile charging stations. Access to light and mobile technology improves the quality of life…

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By Meha Jain, National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee Climate change is predicted to negatively impact millions of farmers across the globe, with some studies predicting up to a 40% decline in crop yields over the upcoming decades. For my dissertation, I travel to Gujarat, India, to understand how farmers are affected by and are responding…

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By Meha Jain, National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee Climate change is predicted to negatively impact millions of farmers across the globe, with some studies predicting up to a 40% decline in crop yields over the upcoming decades. For my dissertation, I travel to Gujarat, India, to understand how farmers are affected by and are responding…

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Guest Authors: Malavika Nidhi and Rahul Nagvekar, students of Mrs. Rita McMahon, Dulles High School, Sugar Land, Texas.* This invited Geography in the News article initially was posted on Maps.com’s website and was made part of its 900-article GITN archive. Permission to post here is granted by Maps.com and Neal G. Lineback and Mandy Lineback…

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  Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or click the links after the descriptions below! Episode: 1328 – Air Date:…

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As humans continue to encroach on waterways and wild lands and develop them to the extent they can, some species may vanish with or without our attempts to conserve them. With that said, we continue to fail at keeping illegal poachers at bay;  we continue to reproduce exponentially; we fail to reduce our carbon footprint;…

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As humans continue to encroach on waterways and wild lands and develop them to the extent they can, some species may vanish with or without our attempts to conserve them. With that said, we continue to fail at keeping illegal poachers at bay;  we continue to reproduce exponentially; we fail to reduce our carbon footprint;…

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It was legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan who essentially, with intention or not, launched this campaign to help working elephants through his tweeted and compassionate appeal to animal welfarists.   Early last week, Mr. Bachchan requested welfarists and the like, to come to the aid of one suffering begging street elephant (a type of working elephant) named “Bijlee” and it seems…

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The CEO and staff of more than 200 employees, including veterinarians, wildlife biologists and animal care takers working at several rescue facilities operated by Wildlife SOS, the largest animal rescue and conservation organization in South Asia, have praised acclaimed Bollywood actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for bringing worldwide attention to the plight of Bijlee the elephant….

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The CEO and staff of more than 200 employees, including veterinarians, wildlife biologists and animal care takers working at several rescue facilities operated by Wildlife SOS, the largest animal rescue and conservation organization in South Asia, have praised acclaimed Bollywood actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for bringing worldwide attention to the plight of Bijlee the elephant….

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When you share a destination with one of the eight wonders of the world it is sometimes difficult to catch any of the limelight whatsoever.  It reminds me that everything is relative. And so even the greatness of one mecca for all things flighted can be trumped by the greatness of one uber-famous, white marble…

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When you share a destination with one of the eight wonders of the world it is sometimes difficult to catch any of the limelight whatsoever.  It reminds me that everything is relative. And so even the greatness of one mecca for all things flighted can be trumped by the greatness of one uber-famous, white marble…

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Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or pick your favorite segments and listen now below! Episode: 1302 – Air Date:…

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