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.

Biodiversity panel to balance conservation with development

The challenge before the proposed NIC on biodiversity is to ensure a balance between conservation and economic development, NBA chairman Balakrishna Pisupati said.

Tiger - a battle for survival

Belinda Wright, a wildlife conservationist and executive director of Wildlife Protection Society of India spoke to Neha Attre of Zeenews.com.

Conservation standards in govt museums very poor: Dalrymple

India may have seen a revolution in the world of literature, publishing and contemporary art, but government museums continue to be "bleak and boringly displayed spaces", says writer-historian William Dalrymple.

Museum study, conservation - new-age career options

Growing awareness about art and culture is opening up new education avenues like museology for Indian youngsters.

Task force for conservation of endangered Gangetic dolphins

Bihar government has decided to set
up a task force for conservation of endangered gangetic dolphins in the state and ban the use of a drug responsible for the dwindling in the number of vultures.

J&K mulls conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

J&K government has decided to formulate comprehensive conservation projects for the twin lakes of Mansar and Surinsar.

Leonardo Dicaprio pledges $1 mn for tiger conservation

Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio today pledged to donate USD 1 million for tiger conservation as part of the global efforts to double the population of endangered `big cat`.