Known for its food, massive population and culture but also its breathtaking landscapes and stunning nature, India can truly be considered a unique experience. With our Indian Voyage prints, we are exploring the fascinating biodiversity that this country has to offer, along with the themes of deforestation and habitat loss that pose a constant threat.
These large multi-coloured tree squirrels can be found jumping and gliding through the very treetops of forests and woodlands in India. However, as trees are like arboreal highways to them, they get easily disturbed by deforestation, resulting in cut trees and huge gaps that cannot be bridged.
These Old World Monkeys are native to India and easily recognisable by their grey bodies and black hands, feet and faces. They can be found in different forests, both high up in the trees as well as low on the ground. Sadly, these lanky and long-tailed monkeys are considered endangered with a 20% chance of extinction. The most serious threat facing the Hanuman Langur is habitat loss.
The Indian Paradise Flycatcher is a songbird native to Asia. Males are recognised by their elongated central tail feathers, most often with a black and rufous or white plumage, while female birds are short-tailed with rufous
wings and a black head. Although the global population is considered stable, deforestation remains a serious threat to this species.
Shaggy Sloth Bear
Deep in the forests across Asia, wandering around alone late at night, that’s where the sloth bear can be found. This small bear is particularly fond of various insects and honey. Sadly, it has been classed as vulnerable, being particularly threatened by habitat loss and poaching.
While the terms peafowls and peacocks are used interchangeably, ‘peacocks’ technically only refers to male peafowls. These large birds are facing the threat of habit destruction.
These reptiles can be found in shallow waters and like to retreat into burrows dug in the mud. Since 1982, they have been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.