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An initiative of the DelhiBird Foundation, the quiz can have up to 1,000 participants.(Photo:delhibirdfoundation.org)

Salim Ali Nature Quiz to take place on Sunday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:40 AM IST
Wildlife and nature enthusiasts from across the world will again get a chance to test their skills at the second edition of the Salim Ali Nature Quiz on Sunday.
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A harrier scoops a Gadwall duck from the Keshopur Chhamb, Gurdaspur.(PHOTO: VISHESH KAMBOJ)
A harrier scoops a Gadwall duck from the Keshopur Chhamb, Gurdaspur.(PHOTO: VISHESH KAMBOJ)

Wildbuzz: Robber of shikar booty

By Vikram Jit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:29 PM IST
The harrier, a migratory bird that winters in the region’s wetlands such as the Sukhna lake and Motemajra, steals prey from not only shikaris but also avian predators
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A Citrine wagtail steps and skips across summery stones at the Indus river, Spituk village, Ladakh.(PHOTO: CHOLDAN GASHA)
A Citrine wagtail steps and skips across summery stones at the Indus river, Spituk village, Ladakh.(PHOTO: CHOLDAN GASHA)

WILDBUZZ: O! To be a wagtail, skipping stones on the blue Indus

By Vikram Jit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 08:51 PM IST
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Salim Ali in 1941 published The Book of Indian Birds, which popularised ornithology among the common man.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Salim Ali in 1941 published The Book of Indian Birds, which popularised ornithology among the common man.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)

Salim Ali: India’s birdman, lover of nature

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 04:59 PM IST
This renowned ornithologist and naturalist, was the first Indian to conduct systematic bird surveys across the country. He was a key figure in Bombay Natural History Society and was helped create the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.
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Illustration of the coppersmith barbet in Bird Business.(Rohan Chakravarty)
Illustration of the coppersmith barbet in Bird Business.(Rohan Chakravarty)

Interview: Rohan Chakravarty on his book, Bird Business

By Neha Sinha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 08:32 PM IST
The author of the genre-defying Bird Business talks about birds, illustration, and the influence of popular culture on his work
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Near Threatened Painted Stork seen at the sanctuary.(HT/PHOTO)
Near Threatened Painted Stork seen at the sanctuary.(HT/PHOTO)

Endangered avian species find refuge at Pune’s endangered Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 04:52 PM IST
Asian Waterbird Census reveals Painted stork and the Woolly necked stork, declared endangered globally, seen in sanctuary
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The PMC has undertaken the construction of one kilometre of road from HSBC towers in Kalyaninagar to the Gunjan chowk, Yerwada which will pass through the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary causing a major damage to one of the most important green belts of the city.(HT FilePhoto)
The PMC has undertaken the construction of one kilometre of road from HSBC towers in Kalyaninagar to the Gunjan chowk, Yerwada which will pass through the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary causing a major damage to one of the most important green belts of the city.(HT FilePhoto)

309 trees in Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary cut without assessment study, says Pune’s civic body

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 02:37 PM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials have accepted their fault during a meeting held between the officials and the Save Salim Ali bird sanctuary group. 
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Birds seen at the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Pune.(HT/PHOTO)
Birds seen at the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Pune.(HT/PHOTO)

HC calls status quo: A step towards saving Pune’s Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 02:41 PM IST
Post the verdict city activists view the court order as a ‘ray of hope’
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A total of eight big trees have been cut at Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary by unidentified persons.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
A total of eight big trees have been cut at Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary by unidentified persons.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)

Tree authority blinks as 8 trees cut down at Pune’s Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 03:55 PM IST
Residents of Kalyani nagar highlight issue to tree authority, officer promises to investigate case
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This bird park, just a decade ago, was frequented by at least 30 different species of birds, including ruddy shelduck, red wattled lapwings and black headed ibis.(HT File Photos)
This bird park, just a decade ago, was frequented by at least 30 different species of birds, including ruddy shelduck, red wattled lapwings and black headed ibis.(HT File Photos)

Monday Musings: Is Dr Salim Ali Bird Park headed for a slow, painful death?

By Abhay Vaidya | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 02:55 PM IST
Had Pune been a city in Europe, USA or Japan, everyone would have joined hands to cherish this bird park
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