The hot, dry, wonderful savannahs of India: a photo-essay
An insight into the understudied, little-known hot savannahs of India. These landscapes are home to some incredible forms of life with unique adaptations to the distinct environmental conditions of the region.
The Department of Atomic Energy recently got in-principle approval to allow for survey and exploration of uranium within the Amrabad Tiger Reserve. This is one of the largest tiger reserves in the country and is home to not only the tiger but also, some of the most incredible life-forms on the planet, here is a brief overview:
You can read more about the work done in these landscapes by Imran Siddiqui and the team at the Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society here. Additionally, Sachin is studying on seed dispersal by mammals, more on Shashank Ongole working on the long-term ecological monitoring plots with Mahesh Sankaran’s lab can be found here. The dynamics of fire and the savannahs can be understood through Jayashree Ratnam’s work.