Kaziranga National Park sees rise in rhino poaching; 9 killed this year
Kaziranga National Park sees rise in rhino poaching; 9 killed this year

Nine rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga National Park in Assam this year, a new report has said.

India, Bhutan experts join hands to save black-necked crane

Described by environmentalists as a symbol of the "cultural identity of the Himalayan ecosystem", the black-necked crane is facing a grim battle for survival now prompting experts in India and Bhutan to call for regional cooperation for the conservation of the species.

Pollution threatens Western Ghats' freshwater ecosystems: Study
Pollution threatens Western Ghats' freshwater ecosystems: Study

Diverse freshwater ecosystems of the Western Ghats and a large variety of species they contain face the "highest level of threat" due to pollution and mining in the world's most heavily populated biodiversity hotspot, according to a study.

Arabian Sea humpback isolated for 70,000 years
Arabian Sea humpback isolated for 70,000 years

  In the Arabian Sea, the usually migratory humpback whale has stayed isolated for approximately 70,000 years, says a study.

Animal rights group asks Kerala govt to observe 'Reptile Day'
Animal rights group asks Kerala govt to observe 'Reptile Day'

Animal rights activists today urged Kerala government to organise awareness programmes highlighting the significance of reptile conservation to mark the "National Reptile Awareness Day".

Caribbean coral reefs could vanish in 20 years

Many of the Caribbean`s coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a new report which found that healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50 per cent in the past four decades.

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.

Poaching of tigers on in protected forests: Study

Poachers are hunting down big cats in highly secured protected forests in the country despite having programmes involving crores of rupees for their conservation, two major global conservation organisations claimed.

25% of sharks and rays at high risk of extinction

A new assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has revealed that a quarter of the world`s sharks and rays are at risk of extinction.

BNHS calls for human intervention to save endangered bird species

Citing the importance of human role in the preservation of wildlife, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has urged to conserve species, particularly the endangered ones, through research and people support.

India urged to increase park security to protect rhinos

Concerned over growing incidents of poaching of rhinos, five Asian rhino range nations in a resolution asked India to take measures, including increased level of security to wildlife parks, to protect the vulnerable species.

Himachal park may not get UNESCO tag

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh may not get the coveted tag of a World Heritage Natural Site with Unesco`s advisory body, IUCN, recommending a deferral.

Gangetic river dolphin population stable in Bihar

The endangered Gangetic river dolphin population has been stable in Bihar over the last six years, despite accidental and intentional killing of the mammal in the rivers, an official said.

Private museum claims to have world`s largest croc skull

A miniature private museum of antiques and wildlife trophies in Rajkanika area of Odisha`s Kendrapara district claim to house the world’s largest crocodile skull.

Rare Amur leopard couple spotted in China

A pair of endangered Amur leopards has been spotted in northeastern China, an indication that population of the extremely rare cat is recovering in the country.

Vultures in South Asia face imminent extinction

No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if no immediate steps are taken for their conservation, non-governmental organisations have warned.

Sparrows in trouble due to mobile towers

Changing climate, global warming, growing concrete jungles, depleting greenery and most of all mobile towers dotting the skyline of urban and rural areas are seen as plausible causes for decline of sparrows across the country.

Bears facing threat in India: Wildlife institutions

Poaching, retaliatory killings and habitat loss are threatening the existence of bears in India, which is home to four of the eight species of the furry mammal.

139 Asiatic lions died in Gujarat in last three years

Around 139 Asiatic lions, including cubs, died in Gujarat in the last three years (2009 to 2011), the state Assembly was informed today.

`Sumatran elephants driven closer to extinction`

The Sumatran elephant could be extinct in the wild in under 30 years unless immediate steps are taken to protect its rapidly diminishing habitat, environmental group WWF said on Tuesday.