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Trekking around Tadoba

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by Jessica Luis
Tadoba Tiger Reserve is the oldest National Park in Maharashtra. It was declared a tiger reserve way back in 1935. Apart from being home to around a whopping 60 tigers, you will also find diverse wildlife like leopards, sloth bears, gaur, wild dogs, Indian Muggers, civets and many species of deer.
Like all national parks, Tadoba is divided into a core and a buffer where you find most villages. But these boundaries don't mean that humans and animals are separated in compartments, humans outside the forest and animals inside. Both end up having to share the same space. And when you stay so close to the forest, you're definitely going to have VERY close encounters with the animals that live in it.

Earlier in September, a few of us volunteered for a conflict survey at Tadoba, where we had to go to around 200 villages near the forest and talk to tribals staying there, about animals they had seen coming into their villages or crop fields, and whether those animals c…

Budding Naturalist on a Trail!

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Riya Bhagat from the 9th Standard of St. Anne's High School Borivali writes about their nature club's trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park...
On 17th September we the students of St .Anne's were taken on a nature trail arranged by GreenLine along with our school nature club team and teachers. We left our school at 8:00 in the morning and reached Sanjay Gandhi National park . We started the trail by visiting the information centre.  We saw a 3d map which depicted the extent of the park. We also observed that the benches were made by plastic waste. We went inside and got loads of information on the biodiversity found in the park. Then went on a trail towards the Gandhi Smarak.  We also went on to many places and saw a number of plants and animals. Some of the animals seen by us were butterflies like the White Orange Tip and Yellow Orange Tip , Evening Brown, Wanderer, Lime Blue, Glassy Tiger, Blue Tiger, Chocolate Pansy, Danaid Eggfly, Common Crow and some Grass Yellows that …