Have you ever dreamed of discovering a species thought to be extinct? Well, Lokana Team members Chelmala Srinivasulu, Bhargavi Srinivasulu, and their son Aditya, did just that 4 years ago. Their team of researchers from Osmania University and the Biodiversity Research and Conservation Society, Hyderabad, discovered the Kolar leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros hypophyllus), previously thought to
Just after we crossed a riverbed returning from our eye camp in Marripalem, our Chenchu guide, Naganna, pointed out a conspicuous mound in the forest. We stopped the jeep and walked over faded yellow bamboo leaves, picking our way through the thorns to reach a coffin-shaped heap of caked mud that evoked a construction site.
Our team includes Professors C. Srinivasulu and B. Srinivasulu of the Department of Biology, Osmania University, Hyderabad. They have ongoing research projects, at the invitation of the Forest Department, to study herpetofaunal (reptiles!) of Nagarjuna Sagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve(NSTR) and Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary. Our interest in biodiversity and wildlife conservation dates back to 1998 when