RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION
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.
Adrian Pinder, Director of Research at the Mahseer Trust was recently supported by a FSBI Travel Grant to deliver the opening keynote at the International Mahseer Conference (2-7 December 2018), Paro, Bhutan http://mahseerconference.org/ Hosted by the Fisheries...read more
The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has confirmed one of the world’s largest and most iconic freshwater fish, the hump-backed mahseer, is now Critically Endangered and on the brink of extinction.read more
Following the recent decision by the State Forest Department of Uttarakhand to ban angling activities within forest areas across the state, Mahseer Trust has issued the following position statement: CLICK HERE to download the Position Statement as a PDFread more
Although the survival of the River Cauvery’s famous hump-backed mahseer is still in serious doubt, the publication today of a new scientific paper (Resolving the taxonomic enigma of the iconic game fish, the hump-backed mahseer from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India) makes a giant leap towards saving itread more
MT’s Adrian Pinder and Andy Harrison visit Madhya Pradesh Forest Department hatchery on the Narmada River
As part of a multi-faceted trip, encompassing four Indian states over a two week period, Mahseer Trust’s Adrian Pinder and Andy Harrison visited the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department hatchery on the Narmada River in a bid to resolve the taxonomy of the endemic mahseer species found within the Narmada catchment and widespread throughout central India.read more