When a land is wealthy and there are people around to protect that wealth, it attracts admirers from all over. Then many people, like Jyotsna Sethi and Nikhil Devasar did, invest in visits and take away rich dividends.
Most people who do get to see a snake, do so when they almost step on one! D D Misra, having studied the Karjat area for long, finally got to see some, without a heart-stopping experience.
Creeping and crawling and not cute for most people.
However, for zoologist Kaushik Deuti, the Himalayan Salamander
are important and he travelled
to the rainfed hills near Darjeeling to study them.
Tasmania—with its diverse wonders ‘down under’, is somewhere Rahul Alvarez always wanted to travel to. Thanks to some fellow Nature-lovers, he finally spent a little time in this wonderland and saw a lot.