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Uma Athale

Jeevoka member since Sep 2019

With a Master’s degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management from the University of Reading, England, I have worked with wildlife in various capacities in India and abroad, including invasive species management, species reintroduction, rehabilitation, and human-animal conflict mitigation, among others. I am also a co-author of There’s Many a Way to Keep the Elephant Away: a manual discussing various methods of human-elephant conflict mitigation published by Project Elephant.
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How to Tell the Difference Between Deer and Antelope

One of the most popular cases of species identification, the deer and the antelope are often mistaken to be one. Here's a list of factors differentiating the two.

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Differences Between Antlers and Horns

More than just headgears, antlers and horns play a significant role in the anatomy of animals. But hey, did you know the two are very different? Here's how!

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Differences Between Crocodiles and Gharials

While the reptile species is one of taxonomy's broadest, there are two varieties of it that especially have people confused — crocodiles and gharials. Here's how to distinguish between the two.

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Differences Between Butterflies and Moths

Belonging to the Lepidoptera species, the butterfly and moth are often confused to be the same. Here's a comprehensive list of factors that discern them!

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Difference Between Turtles and Tortoise

One of the most interesting cases of Taxonomy, the difference between Turtles and Tortoise has intrigued many. Here's how the two are different!

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Photo Story: Kingfishers of India

One of the most fascinating subjects of wildlife photography, the Indian Kingfisher does not cease to un-muse itself! Did you know, there are twelve species of this mighty bird?

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Illegal Wildlife Trade in India: Monitor Lizards

Killed and traded for the most absurd of superstitions, here’s how monitor lizards are suffering at the hands of an illegal wildlife trade!

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Chinese Manjha: A Home-Grown Killer

Unlike the traditional cotton-based manjha, Chinese manjha is strong enough to cut through flesh. Here’s how this killer thread threatens both lives and the environment!

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Plastics: A Mammoth Problem

There is no dearth of incidents where man-made poison has taken the lives of animals. One such poison is plastic! Here’s how it affects wildlife and contributes to human-animal conflict.

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Wind Power: When Green Energy Turns Destructive

Considered to be a sustainable source of energy, wind power may be a great alternative in the short run, but its long-term consequences are rather detrimental! Here’s how.

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