Ganesh Raghunathan

Research Affiliate, Western Ghats

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From concerts to conservation, it has been a journey of transition for me. My interests lie in the field of elephant behaviour and this has helped me to be instrumental in human elephant conflict management in the Anamalais. Over the past few years, I have witnessed and documented some of the rare and intimate moments of elephant life. Besides spamming the residents of Valparai, I am also interested in photography and filming the natural world around me.



Living with leopards

Carnivore, conflicts, and conservation in the Anamalai hills


Nurturing nature appreciation

Rekindling conservation awareness and connections with nature

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The elephant hills

From conflicts to coexistence in the Anamalai hills

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Towards wildlife-friendly roads

Studying and reducing impacts of roads on wildlife in the Anamalai hills

Ltm with infant

Wildlife in rainforest fragments

Life in the treetops and undergrowth in rainforest remnants


  • Popular Article
    To ride an elephant (or not)
    The Hindu in School, 23 December

    PDF, 1.59 MB

  • Journal Article
    A case of colour aberration in Stripe-necked Mongoose Herpestes vitticollis in the Western Ghats, India
    Small Carnivore Conservation 50: 76-77.

    PDF, 343 KB

  • Book Chapter
    Fostering human-elephant coexistence in the Valparai landscape,Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu
    Pages 14 - 26, in Human-Wildlife Conflict in the Mountains of SAARC Region - Compilation of Successful Management Strategies and Practices. SAARC Forestry Centre, Thimpu, Bhutan.

    PDF, 823 KB

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