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The Maharashtra Vikalp Sangam (27-30 October 2015), a gathering of civil society organisations and individuals working on alternative development practices and concepts, concluded its discussion sessions today at Sevagram, Wardha, with a strong message and resolve to further promote practices and concepts that help achieve human well-being based on ecological sustainability and socio-economic equity and justice. Press Note English/Marathi

 

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A Field Guide to the Lizards and Amphibians of Western  Maharashtra by Vivek Gaur Broome and Sanjay Sondhi

This field guide has been designed for quick and easy identification of some of the common species of lizards and amphibians of Western Maharashtra. The pictorial layout, specially designed symbols and bilingual text (in English and Marathi) are meant for use by anyone with some interest in lizards and amphibians. Photographs in this are by Vivek Gour Broome, Sanjay Thakur, Sanjay Sondhi, and others, however a group of village field biologists have contributed significantly towards the field work which was conducted for the first draft of this book.

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