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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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Menacing Monkeys or Victims of Overpopulation?

From officially being declared vermin to odd conflict management attempts, are monkeys a menace or simply victims of overpopulation? Here’s my take on the issue.

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Iconic Tigers of India

From Ranthambore to Tadoba, here’s a list of some of India’s most famous tigers!

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Tigers in Indian Mythology

Animals play a significant role in mythology. Here’s how the tiger has been one of the most prevailing figures in some Indian religions!

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Kaziranga: The Land of Floods and Fire

Home to some of the country's treasured endangered species, floods and fires are actually an essential part of Kaziranga National Park’s ecosystem. Here’s how!

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Why Mobile Phones and Nature Don’t Mix

As a responsible traveller, it is important to think of the repercussions of one’s ac. Here’s how cell phones, while a boon to humans, can be a bane to Mother Nature!

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Snake Bites: What to Do if Bitten!

Besides venom, fear and panic are the foremost reasons accounting for deaths caused by snakebites. Here's a comprehensive guide on what to do if you encounter a snakebite!

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Crocodiles in Hindu Mythology

Simultaneously revered and feared in Hindu mythology and culture, here’s a brief history of crocodiles in Hinduism!

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How to be a Responsible Wildlife Tourist

A few simple rules can help you make the most of your holiday and have a minimal impact on the places you visit. Here’s how you can be a more responsible tourist!

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How to be a Responsible Wildlife Tourist

A few simple rules can help you make the most of your holiday and have a minimal impact on the places you visit. Here’s how you can be a more responsible tourist!

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Gharials: Slowly Making a Comeback

Once an endangered species, the gharial is now being acknowledged as a reintroduced species… but here's how continued threats like sand mining are still making its revival debatable.

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