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