Field Days: A Naturalist's Journey Through South and Southeast Asia

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Universities Press, 2006 - Forest animals - 339 pages
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Contents

SOUTH INDIA 1 Anamalais the elephant mountains
1
The living hills
15
Beautiful bird sanctuary near Tirunelveli
26
A lovely picnic spot near Rajapalayam
30
Vanishing blackbuck
34
Save this paradise for birds
37
The mahseer at Parambikulam
41
A walk across Periyar Tiger Reserve
47
Ecotourism and conservation
164
Trekking through the Ladhya and Sharda valley
171
Nandaur Valley National Park
180
Conservation lessons learnt in Uttaranchal
185
Twenty years in Rajaji National Park
195
The Birdman goes elephant darting
216
Dodital an enchanting alpine lake in the lap of the Himalaya
221
Pin Valley National Park
229

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
54
Bandipur Tiger Reserve
63
Bandipur Revisited
73
A future Nagarahole?
83
Conserving the giant mahseer
90
A treasure trove of wildlife
98
An arid but vital habitat for wildlife
106
Memories of Gir
115
A second home for Asiatic lions?
126
A huge conservation challenge
139
NORTH INDIA 19 Captivating Corbett Tiger Reserve
147
Where tigers once prowled
157
NORTHEAST INDIA 29 Enchanting Kaziranga
241
An introduction to Arunachal Pradesh
252
Conservation lessons from the Lushai and Garo hills
261
BEYOND INDIA 32 Chitawan a stronghold of rhinos and tigers
273
Bhutan the beautiful
280
Where time stands still
286
Khao Yai where gibbons sing while jets roar
292
Cue Phuong Vietnams war to protect nature
298
The primordial world of sao la and mang
308
list of vertebrates mentioned in the text
319
Bibliography
331
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