July 12, 2010
Tigers are on the brink of extinction because only about 3,200 tigers are left in the world today, a report has said.
The still existing ones included six sub-species: Sumatran, Bengal...
June 25, 2010
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Dehradun has suggested to the Centre the initiation of a stranding response programme for endangered species of marine animals, WII scientist B.C. Choudhury...
June 19, 2010
As the International Whaling Commission prepares to hold its 62nd
annual meeting from June 21 in Agadir, Morocco, there are strenuous attempts by a few nations to get the moratori...
June 12, 2010
Out on the water, it starts as a slight rainbow shimmer, then turns to wide orange streamers of oil whipping through the waves. Later, on the beach, we witness a vast, Olympic-sized swimming...
June 10, 2010
Study suspects sharp reduction in snake numbers in a variety of habitats in five countries is caused by habitat loss and prey. Many of the researchers in the U.K., France, Italy, Nigeria and Australia also found evidence of population crashes — a sudden decline followed by no sign of recovery.
May 28, 2010
The buzz from cell phones leads to a reduction in colony size »
May 24, 2010
Assam with the highest diversity of non-human primate species in the country has added another feather to its cap with primatologists spotting the Eastern Hoolock Gibbon in three reserve forests i...
May 13, 2010
Goa wildlife census has indicated the presence of tigers, at least in four places in the coastal State confirming claims of environmentalists that the tourist destination is a home to the big cat.
May 10, 2010
Unless radical steps are taken quickly, the world risks reaching tipping-points of biodiversity loss from which recovery could be impossible, a United Nations reported warned on Monday.
April 28, 2010
This refers to the news item on the relocation of African cheetahs to India (April 27). The idea is naive and will not be productive. The grassland habitat which is necessary for the cheetah...
July 7, 2010
Mudumalai, Anamalai and Kalakad Mundanthurai tiger reserves will hereafter be governed by Tiger Conservation Trusts which were formed on Tuesday. Formation of the trusts will enable the thr...
June 23, 2010
A proposal to scrap the 25-year moratorium on commercial whaling has been rejected at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), a delegate told the German Press Agency dpa on Wednes...
June 16, 2010
After a gap of over four decades, famed white tigers are once again set to roar in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa forests. At a recent meeting of the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), Environment M...
June 11, 2010
M. Sundarakumar, I.F.S., Wildlife Warden, Gulf of Mannar National Park, writes:This has reference to the news item “Gulf of Mannar biosphere a neglected biodiversity hotspot&rdq...
June 10, 2010
The unusually high mortality reported among endangered sea turtles in the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico raises legitimate fears for the future of these ocean-dependent creature...
May 27, 2010
The world needs to act quickly to counter the erosion of species. The task is particularly important for India, one of the 12 mega-biodiversity centres.
May 21, 2010
Just seven species make up the known diversity of the world's sea turtles today, but these evolutionary marvels are encountering a growing number of threats. The marine reptiles, all of them...
May 11, 2010
The North-East is a region of heavy rainfall and high humidity. The Brahmaputra floods the area every year, spreading fertile soil. It is warm in the plains, the temperature showing little v...
May 3, 2010
Dwindling frog populations in cities are a wake-up call to save their habitat »
April 17, 2010
The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) on Friday informed the Karnataka High Court that it had approved the night safari, the butterfly park and other plans to develop Bannerghatta National Park on the c...