India ready to impart training to conserve tigers: Javadekar

India is ready to impart training and even donate tigers to other countries as part of efforts for the conservation of the endangered species, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.

Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil, US scientist Jane Lubchenco share 2015 Tyler Prize
Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil, US scientist Jane Lubchenco share 2015 Tyler Prize

Dr Madhav Gadgil, an eminent ecologist from Goa University, has been awarded the 2015 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

Scientists map human-wildlife conflict based on elephant study

Researchers have claimed to have established a "reliable" approach to predict the likely occurrence of human-wildlife conflict which will help conservation scientists to pre-emptively mitigate them and foster co-existence between people and animals.

Tripura Biodiversity Board launches project to link conservation to economic concerns

The Tripura Biodiversity Board on Wednesday formally launched a project to link conservation and sustainable utilisation of bio-resources with the livelihood and economic concerns of the owners through access benefit sharing.

India willing to donate tiger cubs to international community: Javadekar
India willing to donate tiger cubs to international community: Javadekar

India is willing to donate tiger cubs to the international community and play a key role in global efforts for the conservation of the endangered species, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday as the country reported a jump in its big cat population.

Tata Steel Zoological Park celebrates 25th foundation day

Tata Steel Zoological Park on Friday celebrated its 25th Foundation Day with the participation of children from primitive Sabar community.

Kerala to be first state with green ABS policy

Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to have a policy document on biodiversity conservation related "access and benefit sharing (ABS)", a UN green expert has revealed.

PM Modi pledges commitment towards energy conservation
PM Modi pledges commitment towards energy conservation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pledged "wholehearted commitment" towards energy conservation on National Energy Conservation Day.

Citizen scientists play important roles in conserving wildlife
Citizen scientists play important roles in conserving wildlife

Citizen scientists are playing a significant role in conservation of wildlife by contributing to increased environmental awareness among the masses, according a new study.

Gujarat HC disposes of PIL on conservation of Dandi bridge

 The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday disposed of a suo-motu public interest litigation (PIL) seeking conservation of the historical Dandi bridge from where Mahatma Gandhi led his Dandi march in 1930.

Bangladesh director's upcoming film to save river

 Bangladeshi director Tanvir Mokammel's obsession with rivers is nothing new. Two of his feature films are set in the backdrop of the liberation war of the country and unfold on banks of river Chitra and Modhumati.

Nagoya Protocol to help conserve biodiversity: Javadekar

The Nagoya Protocol, which will create incentives to conserve biodiversity, has received the required 50th instrument of ratification on July 14, India today said.

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.

Kerala toughens stand against Kasturirangan report

With apprehensions over the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation turning into a hot political issue ahead of Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, Congress-led UDF Government will be taking a strong stand against implementation of the report in its present form at the meeting of states concerned in Delhi tomorrow.

Tour operators fume over Great Barrier Reef dumping plan

Furious tourism operators on the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday threatened legal action after approval was given to dump of up to three million cubic metres of dredge waste in park waters.

`Big Five` animals help plan conservation better

Forget pandas, tigers or even gorillas when it comes to conservation planning. Rather, it’s time to divert research on the ‘Big Five’ club of animals who thrive only in large and rich biodiverse areas and are loved by tourists.

Guard dogs reduce killing of threatened species

Guarding dogs can significantly reduce conflict between livestock and large carnivores, such as cheetahs or leopards, scientists have found.

India gears up its waste-to-energy initiatives

India is all set to convert its trash to treasure as it gears up, albeit a bit slowly, to strengthen its waste-to-energy sector and boost recycling and reuse - with one expert estimating the annual earnings from biofuel alone at Rs.50,000 crore ($11 billion).

South Africa rhino poaching hits new high

The number of rhino poached for their horns since January 2013 has increased to 725, exceeding the annual record of 668 set in 2012, South Africa`s department of environmental affairs (DEA) said Thursday.

Zoos prefer cute animals to less attractive species

Big, intelligent and good-looking animals are more likely to be found in zoos than other less attractive species, irrespective of conservation needs, a new research has found.