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Screening of documentary, OLD ELEPHANT MIGRATORY ROUTE, that connects elephant landscape between India and Burma (Myanmar)
27 May 2014
You are invited for a screening of documentary, OLD ELEPHANT MIGRATORY ROUTE, that connects elephant landscape between India and Burma (Myanmar) and a brief talk ‘THE OLD ELEPHANT ROUTE REVISITED’ followed by a PANEL DISCUSSION on 31st May 2104 (Saturday, 31st May 2014- 5.45 to 8.00pm) at Rangasthala-Rangoli Metro Art Centre, M.G. Road...
Conserving the Jumbo and its Habitat in Odisha, India
26 Feb 2014
One of the major elephant habitats of eastern India, Odisha, is witnessing growing incidents of elephants coming out of their traditional forest habitats. This has caused  a marked increase in human-elephant conflict,  including deaths on both sides, and  a rise in elephant poaching, particularly over the last decade and a half. The...
Human dimensions of forest degradation in the Sathyamangalam landscape
12 Feb 2014
The report presents information pertaining to forest disturbance characteristics and the underlying causes of forest disturbance in the Satyamangalam landscape in southern India.  Data on forest disturbances were gathered from 60 transects that began randomly from the edge of the village and extended into the forest.  A disturbance index...
Papers on forest fire modelling
12 Feb 2014
Amplified Fire Occurrences in Response to Drought and Vegetation Stress in the Western Ghats of India 
Responsible Journalism - Addressing the Post Graduate students of Mass Communication in St. Joseph,s College, Bangalore .
13 Feb 2013
Mr . Surendra Varma , Research Scientist , Asian Nature Conservation Foundation( ANCF ) , was invited to address the Post Graduate students of Mass Communication in St Joseph’s College on Wednesday, February 13 on the subject of Responsible Journalism .
Lecture at the department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu.
8 Feb 2013
Mr . Surendra Varma , Research Scientist , Asian Nature Conservation Foundation( ANCF )  , was invited to give a  lecture at the department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Ooty on 21 – 1 – 2012.. The function was presided over by Dr. J. Ebanasar, HOD of Zoology and Wildlife Biology. Dr.R. Sanil...
Latest Additions to the Resources Section.
1 Feb 2013
A large number of reports on Captive Elephants have been uploaded onto the site under the Resources section. Click on the links below for reference.   Technical Reports http://www.asiannature.org/resources/reports/29   Occasional Reports http://www.asiannature.org/resources/reports/30    
Lecture at the Nilgiri Natural History Society , Ootacamund , Tamil Nadu .
31 Jan 2013
Mr . Surendra Varma , Research Scientist , Asian Nature Conservation Foundation( ANCF )  , was invited by  the Nilgiri Natural History Society ( NNHS ) to give a talk on the ecology, management, conservation and welfare of the Asian Elephant. The talk was held at the Bee Museum in Ootacamund , Tamil Nadu on the 19th of December 2012.
Latest Final Report - Conservation of the Periyar – Agasthyamalai Landscape in the Southern Western Ghats .
31 Jan 2013
The Final Report on the Conservation of the Periyar – Agasthyamalai Landscape in the Southern Western Ghats : Knowledge Generation , Dissemination and Capacity Building for Key Stakeholders ( 2012 , Asian Nature Conservation Foundation ) has been completed and submitted . Along with the Final Report a Summary of Datasets and a Booklet...
Latest Final Report - Spatial pattern of forest characteristics and fire susceptibility in the Sathyamangalam landscape.
15 Jan 2013
The Final Report on Spatial pattern of forest characteristics and fire susceptibility in the Sathyamangalam landscape ( 2012 -