World Pangolin Day: These scaly anteaters face extinction in India

World Pangolin Day: These scaly anteaters face extinction in India

Of the eight species of Pangolin found worldwide (four each in Asia and Africa), two are known from India - Indian Pangolin Manis crassicaudata and Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla.

Feb 20, 2016, 12:00 PM IST

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.

Feb 15, 2015, 12:37 PM IST

Snow leopard poaching main culprit for decline: WWF

Urging the people to save the snow leopards from going extinct and with just 400-700 of them now remain in India, a leading conservation organisation says that this strikingly beautiful endangered species are in “real danger”.

Apr 25, 2014, 19:28 PM IST

Prince Charles visits Western Ghats

Britain`s Prince Charles, a strong votary of environmental preservation, visited Western Ghats and showed a keen interest in ongoing efforts to preserve the flora and fauna there.

Nov 13, 2013, 18:22 PM IST

Need to check organised gangs in rhino poaching: WWF

As per figures till March 2013, there were only 3,500 rhinos in Asia (compared to over 25,000 across Africa).

Oct 07, 2013, 21:16 PM IST

WWF opens nominations for Climate Solver awards

Environment advocacy group World Wildlife Fund-India Friday invited nominations from small and medium enterprises for its Climate Solver Awards 2013.

Oct 04, 2013, 19:41 PM IST

WWF ties up with bookstore chain to save one-horn

To save the endangered one-horned rhinoceros in Assam from extinction, WWF-India has tied up with a bookstore for raising funds and increasing public consciousness on the issue.

Jul 31, 2013, 15:34 PM IST

`Sector-specific action needed to cut carbon emissions`

India needs to take sector-specific action and develop a mechanism to track the achievements in each area to achieve the goal of reducing carbon emissions.

May 22, 2013, 12:05 PM IST

Melanistic leopard cat sighted in Sunderbans?

During a camera trapping exercise by WWF-India to estimate the population of tigers in South 24-Parganas forest division, images of two black cats with long tails were found for the first time.

Feb 13, 2013, 13:54 PM IST

India, US join hands to tackle illegal wildlife trade

India and the US have decided to join hands to tackle illegal wildlife trade, which involves billions of dollars annually.

Jan 29, 2013, 20:47 PM IST