World Environment Day 2016: A look at the sordid business of illegal wildlife trade

World Environment Day 2016: A look at the sordid business of illegal wildlife trade

This World Environment Day, the United Nations Organisation (UN) has pledged “Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade”, making it the theme for 2016.

Sangai: 10 interesting things you must know about the dancing deer!

Sangai: 10 interesting things you must know about the dancing deer!

Sangai is the state animal of Manipur and has been listed as an endangered species by the IUCN. 

Hangul, the rare Kashmir deer, may soon go extinct

Hangul, the rare Kashmir deer, may soon go extinct

Once found in the high altitudes of northern India and Pakistan, the animal now only lives in the dense riverine forests of Dachigam, some 22 km from Srinagar.

International Day for Biological Diversity: Five threats that face global biodiversity today!

International Day for Biological Diversity: Five threats that face global biodiversity today!

Modifying the use of habitat can save wildlife, says study

Modifying the use of habitat can save wildlife, says study

Wild animals like blackbuck can avoid extinction and persist in human-dominated landscapes by modifying the way they use their habitat, a new research has found.

52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive

52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive

52 endangered turtles were found trapped in a 20 ft-long poacher's net in Keetham Lake, located in Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Agra.

World Wildlife Day: Poaching dragging animals to verge of extinction

World Wildlife Day: Poaching dragging animals to verge of extinction

In the last four decades, nearly 50% of the wildlife has been wiped off because of poaching only in India.  

World Wildlife Day: A look at world's five most endangered species!

World Wildlife Day: A look at world's five most endangered species!

Human activity is slowly becoming a huge bane to the environment, also causing harm to animals.

A man encounters a shark – Watch what happens next!

A man encounters a shark – Watch what happens next!

Whale Sharks are the largest species of fish in existence and have been classified as “endangered” by the IUCN Red List.

Watch: This adorable pangolin has a good time digging dirt!

Watch: This adorable pangolin has a good time digging dirt!

The scaly, armor-clad mammals found only in Asia and Africa, are facing extinction due to poaching.

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.

New evidence of wild Siberian tigers found in China

New evidence of wild Siberian tigers found in China

Siberian tigers are among the world's most endangered species. They mostly live in northeast China and eastern Russia.

WWE calls for urgent action to protect snow leopards

WWE calls for urgent action to protect snow leopards

 With only 4,000 snow leopards left in the wild and 500 of them in India, a new report has urged countries to take urgent action in the wake of climate change to save the endangered species and conserve its "fragile" mountain habitats.

Swelling lake in China threatens endangered wildlife

The lake is located in Hoh Xil National Nature Reserve, home to several endangered species, including Tibetan antelopes and wild yaks.

Lioness shot dead on Chinese highway: Report

A lioness found prowling along a motorway in China after apparently jumping from a moving lorry has been shot dead by police, reports said Wednesday.

Botanical Survey of India develops first e-flora database

The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has developed the first open-access online database of India's floral diversity to document over 18,000 flowering plant species in an effort at boosting digitisation and conservation of endangered ones.

Bihar planning survey of Gangetic dolphins

Bihar is planning to start a unified survey of Gangetic dolphins this year as a part of its conservation efforts, officials said on Tuesday.

Government allocates Rs 20 crore for endangered species

 Taking note of the dwindling number of endangered species, the ministry of environment, forests and climate change allotted Rs.20 crore for their conservation on Wednesday.

Endangered Snow Leopard spotted for the first time in Kumaon Himalayas

Endangered Snow Leopard spotted for the first time in Kumaon Himalayas

The evasive snow leopard, one of the most endangered species on the planet has been spotted in Kumaon Himalayas.

Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species.