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Launch of PAWS-Web Project: Jan 2023

We are examining how urban systems and their detritus are reconfiguring the global biosphere across multiple scales and shaping human and animal ecologies within shared spaces, which have ecological, health, social, economic and cultural ramifications.

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Birdstrike Mitigation for Indian Air Force: Republic Day Parade 2023

Black Kites are responsible for a cumulative of 62% of damaging birdstrikes on aircrafts ! As researchers, scientists and conservationists, we are helping IAF mitigate this challenge. On the scale of importance, where do you think Black Kites fall in comparison to aircrafts that cost millions to maintain? We strive to innovate when it comes to functionality. Our mission is to be the best, come and join the ride.

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Launch of PAWS Web: Opening Conference - September 2020

Link to the virtual conference recording - Youtube

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D.Phil. Viva: Dr. Nishant Kumar (31st Jan 2019)

Dr. Nishant Kumar, Thesis supervisor, examiner and Grad. Amin stand under the watchful eyes of Charles Darwin. At Oxford University's Dept. of Zoology. Left to right, Prof. Ian Newton (External examiner), Prof. Andrew G. Gosler (D.Phil. Supervisor), Nishant Kumar, Heather Green (Graduate Administrator) and Prof. David MacDonald (Internal examiner of D.Phil.).

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Wasting Cities Project: Aparajita Singh, Agrima Sharma: Supervised by Nishant Kumar (November 2016)

Aparajita et al. aimed to understand human settlement near landfills and similar urban commons formed out of waste accumulation. 

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Dr. Maan Barua on a field visit: January 2016

Discussions with Maan shaped the potential expansion of our research purview- a mutually rewarding collaboration.   

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Food food everywhere for kites: June 2015

A study on habitat selection by nesting pairs involved arduous fieldwork across the national capital. This study sits at the core of our mathematical models that explain behavioural and demographic patterns. Rutu Prajapati (WII), Bharti Sharma (IISc, Bangalore) Nishant Kumar et al.

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Black Kites take off to Central Asia: 2014

The bird Laxmi that was GPS tagged on 8th April 2014 flew across Himalayas at 6500 m a.s.l. Left to right: Qamar Qureshi, Nishant Kumar, Fabrizio Sergio and Y.V. Jhala with the first GPS tagged Black-eared Kite (Milvus migrans lineatus) of Asia.

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Urvi got Cormorant-pecked: April 2014

Among the first set of birds we did not want to trap: an Indian Cormorant entered our mist-net erected at the zoo. Aishwarya Bhandari (PhD Candidate at Yale University), Laxmi Narayan, Urvi Gupta (PhD Candidate at the University of Georgia) and Ritu Negi.

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Improvising kites's response to meat tossing to trap them in mist-nets: April 2014

Among the first birds we trapped and banded as part of the GPS telemetry component of the project involved a re-capture of a bird that fledged out from the zoo itself.

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Banding chicks at Delhi Zoo: December 2013

The first fledgling banded with the metal ring provided by the Bombay Natural History Society. In the picture: Naman Goyal (currently pursuing PhD at IISER, Tirupati- India).

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Nishant Kumar with Black Kite Project Supervisors: Feb 2013

Prof. Yadvendradev V Jhala, Prof. Qamar Qureshi and Dr. Alessandro Tanferna discuss strategies to count kites in Ghazipur area.

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Donana Biological Station Scientists: Feb 2013

The team ended a hectic field day with Dr. Fabrizio Sergio and Dr. Alessandro Tanferna from CSIC, Spain. 

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South West Delhi: Arjangarh (Dec 2012)

Do kites nest in areas where we noticed faint human signatures?

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Team inspecting trees for kite nests in Delhi: Mahipalpur (Dec 2012)

Do kites nest in areas where we noticed faint human signatures?

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Black Kite Project Inception: 12th Dec 2012

Nishant Kumar and colleagues - Mukesh Kumar, Amaanat Bedi, Bornika Roy (Amity University) Sonali Aggarwal, Chandan Prajapati and Naman Goyal (IISER Tirupati) atop the largest landfill of Ghazipur in Asia, which lies adjacent to the continent's biggest livestock wet market. 

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Black Kite Project Inception: Tying the ends together: December 2012

Our initial nest monitoring toolkit consisted of six-seven bamboo sticks joined end-to-end, using ropes, with a mirror at the end. And we used to walk with the same, often obstructing the traffic while crossing the road. We soon graduated to a telescopic pole.

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B.Sc. II Year Project (Nishant Kumar): 2009-10

Nishant Kumar, Navneet Kumar and colleagues from Sri Venkateswara College (University of Delhi) presenting their research on Vanishing Vultures and Black Kites at St. Stephan's College (University of Delhi).

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Wildlife Institute of India
Post Box # 18. Chandrabani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001
PAWS - Web Research Base Camp
K -111; 2nd Floor. Kirti Nagar. New Delhi - 110015
Department of Biology, University of Oxford
11a Mansfield Road. OX1 3SZ. United Kingdom
The University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
University College London
Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge The Old Schools Trinity Lane Cambridge CB2 1TN United Kingdom
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
IISER Pune, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411008, India Ph.: +91 20 25908000
IIT Gandhinagar
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Palaj, Gandhinagar - 382055, Gujarat
Ashoka University
Plot No. 2, Rajiv Gandhi Education City, National Capital Region P.O. Rai, Sonepat Haryana-131029 (India)
The New School
The New School 66 West 12th Street New York, NY 10011
University Of Jos
Bauchi Rd, 930105, Jos, Plateau, Nigeria
Royal Veterinary College
4 Royal College St, London NW1 0TU, United Kingdom
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29, Rajpur Rd, Ludlow Castle, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054, India
University College Cork
College Rd, University College, Cork, Ireland
The University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, United Kingdom
Tata Institute for Genetics and Society
New inStem Building NCBS campus GKVK Post, Bellary road Bengaluru, India – 560065
National Zoological Park, Delhi
Mathura Rd, near Purana Qila, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
Am Obstberg 1, 78315 Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany
Doñana Biological Station (Estación Biológica de Doñana)
CSIC, Cartuja TA-10, Edificio I, C. Américo Vespucio, s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
College of Veterinary Science, Assam
4RCC+GJ8, Khanapara, GS Rd, Guwahati, Assam 781022, India
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
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Wildlife Institute of India
Post Box # 18. Chandrabani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

 

 

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PAWS - Web Research Base Camp
K -111; 2nd Floor. Kirti Nagar. New Delhi - 110015

 

 

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Department of Biology, University of Oxford
11a Mansfield Road. OX1 3SZ. United Kingdom

 

 

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The University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

 

 

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University College London
Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
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University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge The Old Schools Trinity Lane Cambridge CB2 1TN United Kingdom
IISER
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
IISER Pune, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411008, India Ph.: +91 20 25908000
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IIT Gandhinagar
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Palaj, Gandhinagar - 382055, Gujarat
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Ashoka University
Plot No. 2, Rajiv Gandhi Education City, National Capital Region P.O. Rai, Sonepat Haryana-131029 (India)
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The New School
The New School 66 West 12th Street New York, NY 10011
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University Of Jos
Bauchi Rd, 930105, Jos, Plateau, Nigeria
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Royal Veterinary College
4 Royal College St, London NW1 0TU, United Kingdom
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Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29, Rajpur Rd, Ludlow Castle, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054, India
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University College Cork
College Rd, University College, Cork, Ireland
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The University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, United Kingdom
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Tata Institute for Genetics and Society
New inStem Building NCBS campus GKVK Post, Bellary road Bengaluru, India – 560065
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National Zoological Park, Delhi
Mathura Rd, near Purana Qila, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
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Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
Am Obstberg 1, 78315 Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany
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Doñana Biological Station (Estación Biológica de Doñana)
CSIC, Cartuja TA-10, Edificio I, C. Américo Vespucio, s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
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College of Veterinary Science, Assam
4RCC+GJ8, Khanapara, GS Rd, Guwahati, Assam 781022, India
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The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
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