Wolf at the door: An update on wolves in India

From The New Indian Express:

KOPPAL: You won’t find a little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf here. Or for that matter, the wolf which comes huffing and puffing to the house of The Three Little Pigs. But, yes, you will see real wolves in the land of Koppal, and not the fabled villain. It is home to the Indian Grey Wolf.An ancient stark, rocky landscape of the central Deccan Plateau in Karnataka, Koppal district, supports extraordinary wildlife—from apex predators to grassland prey—that is unseen in other districts.

Unfortunately, this unique landscape with its varied habitat and wildlife, has not received any protection despite surviving extreme circumstances amid human settlements. However, Indrajit Ghorpade and his Deccan Conservation Foundation (DCF) have stepped in to make a difference and do their bit for its protection. Since they took off in 2014, they have recorded, documented and also brought in awareness about the species/habitat and the need for its protection.

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