About Dr Sandeep Das

Sandeep Das is an EDGE Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, working towards the research and conservation of Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis in the Western Ghats. He is interested in the taxonomy and biology of amphibians and reptiles of the Western Ghats. Sandeep has been working on herpetofauna in the Kerala part of the Western Ghats since 2010

A new reptile species discovered in Kerala has been added to the world’s list of approximately twelve thousand species

Scientists have discovered a new reptile species in Kerala, enhancing the global catalogue of approximately 12,000 reptiles. This groundbreaking research was published in the Journal of Vertebrate Zoology by the Senckenberg Museum in Germany on January 25, 2024. The research [...]

By |2024-02-28T22:29:48+05:30February 28, 2024|Featured, News|

Rediscovery of the Elusive Cardamom Earth-Snake by a Research Team after 130 Years

The Cardamom Hills Earth-Snake, also known as the Cardamom Shieldtail and scientifically named Rhinophis fergusonianus, was rediscovered by a research team in various parts of the Western Ghats after 130 years. Initially discovered in 1896 by Belgian-British zoologist George Albert Boulenger [...]

By |2023-11-19T17:11:00+05:30November 16, 2023|Featured, News|

Researchers Illuminate the Ecological Wealth of South Wayanad

SOUTH WAYANAD — A pioneering amphibian and reptile census has just culminated in the South Wayanad Forest Division, revealing an astonishing array of biodiversity. The expedition spanned from September 1-5, meticulously covering 296 square kilometers across 17 specialized camps. Spearheaded [...]

By |2023-10-07T05:56:54+05:30September 10, 2023|Herp Survey, News|

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Breaks New Ground with Comprehensive Amphibian and Reptile Survey

An ambitious, ground-breaking survey encompassing both amphibians and reptiles has just been successfully completed at the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. This pioneering endeavor was made possible through the collaboration of a diverse team of over 100 researchers, students, naturalists, and forest guards. [...]

By |2023-10-07T05:55:46+05:30August 2, 2023|Herp Survey, News|

Herpetofaunal Survey of Trivandrum Division completed with recording of 67 amphibian and 81 reptile species

The survey of herpetofauna(amphibians and reptiles) has been completed in protected areas under Trivandrum Wildlife Division, including Neyyar, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuaries, and Agasthyavanam Biological Park. Though surveys have previously been conducted separately in each of these protected areas, this is [...]

By |2023-09-17T20:10:24+05:30October 4, 2022|Herp Survey, News|

A New Species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Agasthyamalai, the southern Western Ghats

Researchers have discovered a new species of bent-toed gecko from Cyrtodactylus aravindi the Agasthyamalai hills in Western Ghats. Bent-toed geckos are found across the south and southeast Asia with 330 species and about 42 species are known from [...]

By |2022-08-26T09:46:17+05:30August 25, 2022|News|

Munnar Wildlife Division Herpetofaunal Survey 2022

Survey of herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) of six protected areas, including four national parks, Eravikulam, Mathikettan Shola, Anamundi Shola, Pampadum Shola and two wildlife sanctuaries, Chinnar and Kurinjimala of Munnar Wildlife Division has been completed. Even though surveys [...]

By |2023-09-17T20:11:04+05:30July 30, 2022|Herp Survey, News|

Herpetofaunal survey: Silent Vally National Park

Aranyakam Nature Foundation along with Depart of Forests and Wildlife, Kerala conducted a reptile and amphibian survey at Silent Valley National Park from July 22nd to 25th, 2021.The survey added additional  40 species of amphibians and 30 species of reptiles to the [...]

By |2023-09-17T20:14:31+05:30July 31, 2021|Herp Survey, News|
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