As houses turn into high-rises in India, Rakesh Khatri created thousands of artifical nests to protect house sparrows’ habitats.
“I’ll never forget chasing a young male called John Wayne from one end of the city to the other. After seven days and 20 miles … I caught up with him.”
Professor Colleen Downs’ band of postgrad students is studying more than a dozen species — in and around a city of 4 million people.
“And then there are the bronze whaler sharks. The bronzies are a pain in the arse. They go really shallow, right next to the swimmers.”
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Something you don’t expect to see in the center of South Africa’s financial hub: a pair of huge nesting birds.