Monarch butterflies employ `magnetic compass` during migration

Researchers have claimed that monarch butterflies use a light-dependent, inclination magnetic compass to help them orient southward during migration.

Jun 25, 2014, 14:26 PM IST

Four new species of legless lizards discovered

Scientists have discovered four new species of legless lizards living in unlikely habitats in California.

Sep 19, 2013, 18:30 PM IST

Cabinet gives more funds for Project Tiger

Cabinet approved re-introduction of cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and hike in Project Tiger estimates from Rs.650 crore to Rs.1,216.86 crore due to rise in cost of relocation of villages from tribal habitats.

Aug 11, 2011, 23:36 PM IST

About 450 tigers died in past 12 years

Nearly 450 tigers have died in and around a number of natural habitats in the last 12 years mainly due to poaching.

Jun 16, 2011, 16:32 PM IST

Conserving and restoring moorlands can slow down climate change

Scientists have stressed that conserving and restoring the moorlands is important because they are some of the rarest habitats in the world, home to extremely rare animals and plants, and can also slow down climate change.

Mar 07, 2010, 17:05 PM IST