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Beetle (Terracotta) by Lalitha Krishnan

Seena Narayanan Tells us About the Secret Life of Dung Beetles in Less than 20 Minutes.

As beetles are very important to the ecosystem, and they help in many services, I would say it is ‘Eco-system Services’. Through the process of relocating dung and burying them, they help in nutrient cycling and bioturbation which means the porosity of the soil increases. Then there is this secondary seed dispersal—whatever seeds are present in the dung are dispersed. And, there are some parasites which get suppressed and beetles also help increase nutrients in the soil. So, many ecosystem services are provided by dung beetles even reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Behind the Scenes, Wildlife Rehabilitation: Jayanthi Kallam (ARRC).

A typical day as a rehabilitator…we mainly start about 6:00 am. We do a check on all the animals that are currently at the centre. Any critical animal will get immediate care/intervention. Post that, we get on to feeds. Each animal has to be reviewed with respect to what feeds they are on. If they’re weak, they’re put on fluids and things like that. So, that has to be taken care of. So once the feeds are done, we get on to two different things at the moment. One is the ICU where we have animals like kites and crows and the other section is the neonatal part where we have younger, smaller birds and squirrels and animals like that.

Minimum resources, Maximum Impact. Avian and Reptile Rehabilitation Centre (ARRC), India.

“So, one main thing about wildlife is that they get stressed very easily. In wildlife, it’s a very common thing that stress kills. Sometimes even if a bird is dull and we don’t find any physical abnormalities or any injuries or anything like that, it so happens that just the presence of a human can cause a bird’s death. We have to be very careful about how much human interaction, these birds and animals are facing. We try to keep it minimal. “

It’s not every day a yet-to-hatch cuttlefish stares back at you through its thin egg membrane. Listen to Shaunak Modi unravel the marine wonders of Mumbai. Ep#26

Heart of Conservation podcast has been listed on Feedspot’s Best 35 Wildlife Podcastsas of Jan 24, 2022,⋅ About this list: The best Wildlife podcasts from thousands of podcasts on the web ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness. Show notes (Edited) 0:05    Lalitha Krishnan: Hi there, thanks for listening in to Season … Continue reading It’s not every day a yet-to-hatch cuttlefish stares back at you through its thin egg membrane. Listen to Shaunak Modi unravel the marine wonders of Mumbai. Ep#26

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