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Animal instinct can save human beings from disasters

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12:16

Using ancient animal instincts, science may find ways to save human lives and protect material resources against disasters that happen unexpectedly like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides.

Odisha mining scam: `CEC member prepared wildlife conservation plan for leaseholders`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 14:56

In a case of conflict of interest, one of the members of the visiting four-member Central Empowered Committee (CEC) team, which is investigating the multi-thousand crore mining scam in Odisha, had written the wildlife conservation plan for several leaseholders who are under probe.

Italy cruise ship toxins threaten wildlife: Activists

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 13:17

It`s nursing season in Europe`s biggest marine sanctuary and schools of whales have brought their young to Italian shores - but environmentalists warn they are at risk from toxins leaked by the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.

BJP leader against Kanhalgaon wildlife sanctuary in Chandrapur

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 19:47

BJP leader Shobhatai Fadnavis recently opposed Maharashtra government`s move to set up a wildlife sanctuary at Kanhalgaon near Chandrapur in Maharashtra.

13 `unnatural` lion deaths within a year in Gujarat

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 01:49

The Gujarat government on Friday admitted that 13 Asiatic lions died due to unnatural causes within last one year in and around the famous Gir Wildlife sanctuary in the state.

Snow leopard, red panda get new conservation centre

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:10

To reintroduce captive-bred endangered animals like red panda and snow leopard into the wild, the Darjeeling zoo has now started a new breeding conservation centre for wildlife.

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.

Pesticides linked to bee deaths also affect birds, fish

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:31

A class of pesticides tied to mass bee deaths is also harming butterflies, worms, fish and birds, a new research has warned.

Notorious wildlife poacher arrested in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 15:04

A notorious wildlife poacher, wanted in a number of cases by several states, has been arrested by the officials of Lansdowne forest division of Uttarakhand.

Lesser-known wild species targeted by Poachers: Experts

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 22:59

Pangolins, monitor lizards, mongoose, spiny-tailed lizards, and mariner turtles are some of the lesser-known wild species falling on prey of the poachers.

Tripura govt works on elephant conservation reserves

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 19:13

Tripura government is working on a comprehensive plan to establish two elephant conservation reserves to make natural habitats for the jumbos.

Global alliance commits $80m to save world`s wild cats and ecosystems

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 15:59

Many environmental philanthropists have agreed to provide funding to change the course of wild cat protection through Panthera, an organization dedicated to ensuring safety to wild cats through scientific leadership and conservation action.