Snakebite MitigationCrocodile Conflict MitigationUrban Wildlife Rehabilitation

Snakebite Mitigation

Training rural communities in snake-bite prevention, and management.

#savinglives

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Crocodile Conflict Mitigation

Working inclusively with people who share habitats with crocodiles.

#coexistence

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Urban Wildlife Rehabilitation

Working extensively on rehabilitation of injured, ill, displaced and orphan wildlife.

#conservation

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Snake hooks and baggers for sale in India

Thinking of upgrading your snake rescue kit? NAJA India’s Snake Hooks and Baggers now available. Check them out: http://naja.in/snake-hooks/ Shipping anywhere in India. Get in touch to book your set: Naja.herpetology@gmail.com  

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Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers roost and nest mostly in #tree cavities (excavated or natural). Nesting and roosting cavities are slightly larger than the width of the bird and are either round, rectangular, or gourd-shaped. Woodpeckers choose their holes carefully, tending to look for dead trees or snags that have a hard outer shell and a softer inner cavity. The diet of…

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Land basking in crocodiles

Thermoregulation is a dynamic process that involves behavioral and physiological adjustment in order to maintain body temperature. The rise in body temperature of ectothermic poikilotherm animals like crocodiles is achieved through external heat resources. Did you know? Crocodiles spend much of their time basking on the land, facing towards the water so that they can…

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Snakebite awareness in rural schools of Silvasa

14 December 2017 NAJA Task Force volunteers in association with NGO Kartavya, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Mumbai & Vapi conducted a massive snakebite awareness program for rural school children in Silvasa, capital of UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.   Over 1500 children from schools of Gujarati, Hindi, and Marathi mediums of Government Sarvottam Upper…

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Human Crocodile Coexistence

Coexistence is a beautiful thing. Yes those are crocs (Crocodylus palustris) in the background. No, it is not considered a big deal here. Nobody freaks out. The coexistence of local communities and crocs here in Charotar is a fine example of sharing habitats and respecting each other. All credits go to the communities here AND…

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Giant fruit bats ready to fly again!

  Ready to fly again! 4+ months of various phases of rehabilitation, following science based guidelines and protocols, applying modern veterinary care, species specific husbandry, and unparalleled dedication of Akanksha and her team at Jivdaya Trust – our conservation partner, made this possible. You can also see a mommy with a healthy baby that was born…

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Raising ducks

“Are those nakta ducklings?” I asked, eyeing a fantastic experience. (Nakta, also known as the Comb duck are large ducks and some of them still haven’t learnt not to nest in cities! I think we will teach them that very soon. Please google ‘nakta’ for more information on the species.)  “Yes, but are proving to…

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From residents to refugees

Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I’ve written! Past year was quite hectic but I should have continued writing. Sorry folks, for the long gap. I will now be a regular, hopefully! Starting with a bit of a news – I have now moved back to Ahmedabad, and loving it! 🙂 The…

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Crocodile training : The final chapter

It took a really long time to write this chapter. I guess it’s not easy to summarize a two and a half year long episode! I hope you enjoy this chapter as much as I enjoyed the croc time! I keep on mentioning how I had no clue about training crocodiles before I was introduced to…

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CROCODILE TRAINING : PART FIVE

The launch of Crocodile Enrichment Training Demo “Soham, you’ve gotta make sure that your training group performs well on the day” said Patrick – Director, Madras Crocodile Bank, looking a bit concerned. He had a good reason for concern. We were launching the ‘Croc Enrichment Training Program’ for public. People can buy an extra ticket…

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