Wildlife

Sordid business of illegal wildlife trade blooming, warns WWF

Sordid business of illegal wildlife trade blooming, warns WWF

It is believed that Pangolins are the most illegally traded animals for their scales, which are used to treat asthma, rheumatism and arthritis.

Nov 02, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Lions, chimpanzees among 34 endangered species to receive special protection

Lions, chimpanzees among 34 endangered species to receive special protection

 These species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference that just concluded in Manila.

Oct 29, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Africa's lions, wild dogs to get more protection

Africa's lions, wild dogs to get more protection

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) will submit their action plans to the CMS COP12 wildlife summit in Manila from October 23-28.

Oct 19, 2017, 11:45 AM IST
Kolkata: Photo exhibition raises awareness about wildlife protection

Kolkata: Photo exhibition raises awareness about wildlife protection

Actor and wildlife enthusiast Sabyasachi Chakraborty said, "such exhibitions will inspire people to do their bit in saving wildlife and protect the ecology."

Oct 08, 2017, 13:23 PM IST
Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years

Government launches wildlife action plan for next 15 years

The NWAP 2017-31, under which there are 250 projects, is India's road map to conserve wildlife for the next 15 years.

Oct 03, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
Online auction selling rhino horns to open today; conservationists outraged

Online auction selling rhino horns to open today; conservationists outraged

Breeders believe open trade is the only way to stop poachers slaughtering rhino.

Aug 21, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
Biological annihilation: Earth undergoing sixth mass extinction

Biological annihilation: Earth undergoing sixth mass extinction

Calling the loss of wildlife a "biological annihilation" that represents a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation", they say billions of regional or local populations have been lost.

Jul 11, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
Kemiri - Australia's oldest Sumatran tiger dies at Adelaide Zoo

Kemiri - Australia's oldest Sumatran tiger dies at Adelaide Zoo

Veterinarians decided to euthanise the tiger on Wednesday as they believed further medical treatment would not improve her quality of life.

Jun 29, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
Wildlife species causing 'significant damage' to life, property across the country: Scientists

Wildlife species causing 'significant damage' to life, property across the country: Scientists

The study examined the patterns of human-wildlife conflict and mitigation use by 5,196 families from 2011 to 2014 from 2,855 villages neighbouring 11 wildlife reserves across western, central, and southern India.

Jun 28, 2017, 13:45 PM IST
Wildlife awareness event held in Kolkata

Wildlife awareness event held in Kolkata

An awareness rally, film show and seminar has been organised by a city based organisation in a bid to create wildlife awareness among students.

Jun 21, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
Your coffee-drinking habit may harm wildlife, says study

Your coffee-drinking habit may harm wildlife, says study

They came from a range of sites encompassing raw sewage and treated wastewater in urban areas, as well as streams in remote open-space areas where there is no human development.

Jun 12, 2017, 19:32 PM IST
Bollywood actress Dia Mirza appointed Wildlife Trust of India's brand ambassador

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza appointed Wildlife Trust of India's brand ambassador

Using her celebrity status, the actress has been an ardent advocate for nature conservation in India to bring conservation issues before a wider, more mainstream audience. 

Jun 05, 2017, 13:58 PM IST
Surveillance system to keep eye on Rajasthan wildlife parks

Surveillance system to keep eye on Rajasthan wildlife parks

Technology-enabled surveillance and anti-poaching system will also be in place at Mukandara hills tiger reserve (Kota and nearby region), Jawai bandh (Pali) leopard conservation reserve and Jhanana nature park (Jaipur).

May 07, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
Noise pollution in US is a big threat to protected wildlife areas, says study

Noise pollution in US is a big threat to protected wildlife areas, says study

Protected areas in the US represent about 14 per cent of the land mass.

May 07, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
Endangered vulture with broken wing rescued in Delhi

Endangered vulture with broken wing rescued in Delhi

A rare Egyptian vulture with injuries to its right wing was on Saturday rescued by a wildlife conservation and rescue organisation from outside a house in east Delhi.

Apr 16, 2017, 16:56 PM IST
Core areas of tiger reserves may soon become human habitation-free

Core areas of tiger reserves may soon become human habitation-free

 The core areas of tiger reserves may soon become human habitation-free as forest dwellers and tribals living there have to move out after they lost their right to live there.

Apr 16, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
Population management of animals under wildlife action plan

Population management of animals under wildlife action plan

Amid a raging debate over human-animal conflict, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave in a written reply said that the group constituted by his ministry for formulation of National Wildlife Action Plan (2017-2031) has submitted its report.

Mar 28, 2017, 00:36 AM IST
Cricketer Yusuf Pathan bats for elephants

Cricketer Yusuf Pathan bats for elephants

Cricketer Yusuf Pathan on Friday stressed the need to conserve environment and protect wildlife.

Mar 18, 2017, 00:41 AM IST

Bringing water to Kenya's drought-stricken wildlife

After the rains failed for the third time in November, Mwalua was so distressed by the obviously weak and thirsty animals that he began seeking donations to bring water to the Taita Hills sanctuary.

Mar 05, 2017, 14:15 PM IST
Have you ever thought what dismays wildlife lovers – Read story

Have you ever thought what dismays wildlife lovers – Read story

With a record six lakh Olive Ridley turtles converging on the sandy beach of Gahirmatha this year for the annual mass nesting, several million turtle eggs have been destroyed ironically by the turtles themselves due to space crunch leaving wildlife enthusiasts dismayed.

Mar 04, 2017, 16:11 PM IST