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World`s protected areas not protecting biodiversity: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:12

Researchers have warned that the world`s protected areas are not safeguarding most of the world`s imperilled biodiversity, and clear changes need to be made on how nations undertake future land protection if wildlife is going to be saved.

World Wildlife Day: Celebrating wild fauna and flora!

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 09:29

Man`s interminable desire and greed has brought many wildlife species to the brink of extinction.

Scientists discover 133 new fauna species in India

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 12:05

Scientists have discovered 133 new species of fauna in India and amoung the most significant is a bird - yet to be named - found in the Great Nicobar Island.

Lack of new emerging species contributing to extinction of animals

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 14:30

The death of individual species is not the only concern for biologists worried about animals going extinct, as researchers have found that lack of new emerging species also contributes to extinction.

Endangered animals seized from Singapore `mini-zoo` flat

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 19:43

More than 30 exotic wild animals have been siezed from a Singapore flat, in the city`s largest haul of illegal wildlife in over a decade.

Fauna that lived in Mayan times survive climate change

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 12:23

Fauna that was prevalent at the height of the ancestral Mayan culture has survived prolonged droughts, hurricanes and the deleterious effects of climate change, experts say.

Climate change can cause widespread global-scale loss of flora and fauna

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 15:26

Climate change could lead to decline in more than 50 per cent of common plants and 33 per cent of animals can see this century, a research has suggested.

Plastic particles in oceans `more prevalent than thought`

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 20:26

According to new numbers, earlier plastic content tests could be underestimated by anywhere from 2.5 to 27 times.

Depleting water sources in Himachal worry locals

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 17:00

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness about the need to take positive environmental action.

Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 21:52

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.

India`s mangrove cover increases, Guj takes lead

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 15:24

India recorded a net increase of 23.34 sqkm of mangrove cover between 2009 and 2011.

Japan studies flora and fauna near Fukushima plant

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 12:05

Scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants and animals living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.