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.
On a personal visit to India in April our Chair, Ian Pett, was able to fulfil a long-held plan to visit the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (ICAR-DCFR) at Bhimtal in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. See...read more
Mahseer Trust’s Adrian Pinder, Andy Harrison and Rajeev Raghavan recently hosted an IUCN Red List workshop to reassess the conservation status of all 18 species of mahseer belonging to the genus Tor.read more
Following the Mahseer Trust’s first meeting with Madhya Pradesh (MP) Forest Department in Indore during early 2017, Mahseer Trust Director of Research Adrian Pinder, was recently delighted to accept an invitation from MP Forest Department to visit the state’s mahseer hatchery at Barwahread more
One of the most historic mahseer rivers, Mula-Mutha, the type locality of Tor khudree was recently declared biologically dead (click here for news story in Hindustan Times). Luckily, steps were already being taken towards rehabilitating the hilly rivers surrounding...read more
One of the key challenges of conserving riverine fishes is ensuring adequate flows to support the ecological requirements of all species and life stages. Working with MT collaborator and ecosystem services expert Dr Mark Everard, MT Director of Research, Adrian Pinder, has just published a paper in Science of the Total Environment, which looks at the bigger picture of water security in the arid landscape of Rajasthan, India.read more