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How safe are the leopards in the Western Ghats

Leopards face severe threats from habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as commercial exploitation for their skins, as well as for pet trade. Prevention of massive land-use in the Western Ghats could help conserve leopard cats and other small carnivores, says a new study.

Why it took 30 million years for Dinosaurs to cross the equator?

New research from an international team, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has uncovered the mystery of why large Triassic dinosaurs took more than 30 million years to populate the tropics.

Who needs more protection – the Tigers or the Tribals?

Save the Tiger at what or whose cost? The Jamunagarh villagers have been told that their rehabilitation package would not include any agricultural land, as no such land is available. This means that if they are evicted they will have no livelihood and no means to feed their families.

Flying Elephants – to be screened at the Wildscreen Film Festival 2020

“Flying Elephants’ is a short film, that narrates the story through the eyes of a mother elephant. The six minutes long film took about two years to make.

15 Countries where people eat dogs and cats

Dog meat and dog skin is a flourishing trade in many parts of the world. This is the reason behind illicit dog stealing, smuggling, and trafficking. Ancient Chinese writings from the Zhou Dynasty mention --pig, goat, and dog -- among "three beasts" bred for food. Every year close to 10 Million dogs are skinned alive.

100 elephant corridors to come up in India by 2025

A majority of elephant population in India live around human bastions leading to human-elephant conflict.

Endangered monkey photographed in Congo’s National park

Two primatologists working in the forests of the Republic of Congo have returned from the field with a noteworthy prize: the first-ever photograph of the Bouvier’s red colobus monkey, a rare primate not seen for more than half a century and suspected to be extinct by some,

Cats use eyes, not smell to search for food

Felines have a tremendous sense of smell and vision, but a new study for the first time suggests that they prefer to use their sight more than smell.

Nepal’s most wanted wildlife criminal and ringleader of rhino poaching network nabbed

Rajkumar Praja was Nepal’s most wanted wildlife criminal. His arrest sends a strong message to criminals hiding in a foreign country that no matter where they are, they are not safe and will be caught one day.

Poisons, profits and pests

Almost on the verge of losing its native species New Zealand is beginning to realize the environmental implications of 60 years of indiscriminate aerial application of toxic pesticides and chemicals like 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) in its forest ecosystem. Secondary poisoning due to rat poison is posing a big threat for the birds of prey and insectivores. Though no one wanted it that way, birds are being poisoned when the insects eat the poisonous rat bait and the birds then eat the insects.

Wild Pandas struggle to survive

A total of 223 giant pandas living in the wild in China are at high risk for survival, an official survey said Saturday. According to...

Commodity Agroforests as Wildlife Habitats

India became the world’s first country to adopt an agro-forestry policy, last year. Experts are now paving pathways to gather policy-relevant scientific data to benefit both biodiversity as well as agro-forest practitioners.

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