K. Ullas Karanth

By K. Ullas Karanth The modern resurgent India, now the 10th largest economy in the world, is justly proud of its ancient culture and art. Yet we must not forget that India possesses an even more ancient treasure – its wild lands and wildlife. It is one of the most biodiversity-rich nations on earth. This...

By K. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science-Asia at the Wildlife Conservation Society Tigers are the largest of all living wildcats. Over the course of two million years, nature fine-tuned them as master predators through a trial-and-error process we call Darwinian evolution. Hunting alone, a tiger can take down prey four to five times its own...

By K. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science-Asia at the Wildlife Conservation Society Tigers are the largest of all living wildcats. Over the course of two million years, nature fine-tuned them as master predators through a trial-and-error process we call Darwinian evolution. Hunting alone, a tiger can take down prey four to five times its own...

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...

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...