March 21, 2012
What's happened to house sparrows? World Sparrow Day, observed on March 20, tries to make people aware of the importance of sparrows in our environment. A few environmentalists talk about these birds that were once a common sight in our cities
March 7, 2012
Lolling leisurely in a houseboat in Vembanad Lake is one of the delightful experiences offered by Kerala Tourism. Tourists, both domestic and international, queue up for the joy ride and being pam...
March 5, 2012
The destruction of large tracts of the Nilgiri bioreserve in a recent blaze reiterates that more needs to be done to prevent forest fires.
February 4, 2012
The fourth phase of the intensive ‘Tiger Monitoring Programme,' envisaged by the Tiger Task Force of the Union Government, began at the Kalakkad - Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) in Tirunelveli...
January 14, 2012
The distressing incident of a tiger killing a farmer and devouring part of the cadaver in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district highlights the need for scientific efforts to reduce conflicts between peo...
January 1, 2012
Around many forests, the land use pattern is fast changing from agriculture to residential, to industrial to educational set-ups, aggravating the situation.
December 5, 2011
Hornbills are beautiful birds familiar to many as farmers of the forest that ensure the dispersal of fruit seeds. Nine species of these large birds are found in India, mainly in the Northeast and...
November 24, 2011
Villagers in vulnerable areas have been asked to shift to safer places
November 8, 2011
Plans to create eco-sensitive zones (ESZs) around national parks in Karnataka have come under fire from gram panchayats and political leaders who have pointed to legal violations that the ESZ noti...
October 24, 2011
Their pelt, blood, flesh and organs are used to produce crude medicines
March 10, 2012
You can see any number of trees being slowly strangulated by rings of concrete or designer tiles along Delhi roads. Leaving open spaces around tree trunks benefits only trees, filling up the gaps helps the contractor
March 5, 2012
Painted storks, always seen in flocks, are beautiful — with their yellow bills with a curved tip, and bodies with distinctive pink and black bands. They are migratory birds that visit the wetlands...
February 17, 2012
Ahead of the curtain going up on the season related activities in this hill station with the conduct of a three day Tea and Tourism festival at the Breeks Open Air stadium from Saturday, the distr...
January 21, 2012
Invaluable for the Nicobarese people and endemic wildlife, Tillanchong island in the Nicobars is threatened by a proposal to make it a missile-testing site. »
January 9, 2012
‘Birds at ISB' has captured over 70 species of birds found on the campus
December 13, 2011
Thirteen-year old Parvathi boarded the truck with excitement in Madurai on Monday for a 48-day winter vacation in the cool climes of Mudumalai forests. Along with Parvathi, the temple eleph...
November 30, 2011
The ministerial declaration issued by India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh addressing food, water, energy, and biodiversity concerns in the Himalayan region is a welcome initiative to protect this...
November 10, 2011
Mass migration of animal and plant species, forced by rising temperatures, could leave some marine species virtually homeless.
An international team, led by Mike Burrows from the Scottish...
November 3, 2011
Recognising its innovation and social service, the United Nations has accorded its highest consultative status to India’s Sulabh International, the non-governmental organisation known for pioneeri...
September 27, 2011
It is viewed as a big step before declaring it as a tiger reserve »