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Mangarbani: Delhi’s last sacred forest grove

Originally posted on Save Mangar Bani:
Environmentalists have often voiced their concern about the groundwater depletion in the NCR region. Mindless deforestation is aggravating this problem further. What can be described as possibly the last stretch of virgin forests in…

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Bringing back the wolves?

Should we reintroduce the native grey wolf (Canis lupus) to Britain? The tourists would love to see wolves on our mountains, to hear wolves howling, and the wolves would eat excess deer. Some people in Britain shoot deer. On a … Continue reading

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Marsh harriers and white-tailed eagles

A few days ago my post about deer stalking led to conversation about predators. Here in Britain, people have often killed predators. But in modern times the law protects rare species including the marsh harrer (Circus aeruginosus) and the white-tailed … Continue reading

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Reptiles in Britain

Here in Britain we have six, maybe seven, native reptiles and a few introduced reptiles. I’ve seen only one of them despite having been a childhood fan of all wildlife. Now that I’m adult my science is mainly about agriculture … Continue reading

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