RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION

Despite being among the world’s largest and most threatened freshwater fishes, mahseer have been afforded limited scientific attention in the past, with the ecology, taxonomic status and distributions of many species still unknown. Because such knowledge is fundamental to the conservation success of habitat and species management planning, the Mahseer Trust is committed to prioritising and addressing these knowledge gaps.

Working in close collaboration with international universities, research institutes and conservation organisations, our scientists have conducted and published their research findings in a number of high profile international scientific journals. In addition to learning more about the fish themselves, we continue to focus research effort on the quantification of population threats and attitudes and opportunities for community engagement in conservation practice. Examples of our research outputs can be found in the scientific publications library.

The Mahseer Trust is not limited in its man-power capacity to conduct research, but is constrained by funds. If you would like to support our research, please consider making a donation.

Research and Conservation articles

Kaveri Mission launched

Kaveri Mission launched

An historic two-day meeting, held in January 2017 and co-hosted by Tata Power and Mahseer Trust in the beautiful surroundings of Lonavala, India, has brought together a unique coalition to enact a wide-ranging strategy with the aim to conserve the endangered...

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Icon of the Cauvery

Icon of the Cauvery

Invited article from Sanctuary Asia Adrian C. Pinder Following the media storm which ensued on the back of the humpback extinction story, India’s premier wildlife magazine Sanctuary Asia invited Adrian Pinder to contribute a feature to highlight the perilous plight of...

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Giants of the deep

Giants of the deep

Mahseer, although large fish, have been extremely poorly studied in the country. Although these fish have been responsible for driving the tourism industry in several places in the country, their study and conservation has always taken a back seat. Here we take a look...

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