Politicians, activists and conservation experts meeting in Botswana on Wednesday vowed to fight the booming illegal wildlife trade that is decimating populations of elephants, rhinos and other threatened species.
The number of giant pandas living in the wild may have risen by a sixth over the past decade but experts have questioned the numbers unveiled in a latest survey by China's state forestry administration, suggesting it is unclear if the results can be compared to previous national counts.
Over 1,900 giant pandas, an endangered species, are currently in China and different parts of the world, representing an increase of 16.8 per cent compared to twelve years ago, according to official data.
To protect the 'critically-endangered' species from extinction, the Uttar Pradesh government in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature has released 65 juvenile Gharials, bred in captivity, into the Ganges at Hastinapur.
Officials and experts from 13 tiger range countries including India are discussing ways to combat poaching - a multi-billion dollar industry - during a regional symposium that kicked off here this week.
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.
The 11th Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has ended in Quito with a decision to include 31 endangered species in its list, the executive secretary of the convention, Bradnee Chambers, said.
Marine conservationists are trying to rescue a group of endangered sea turtles which are stranded inside a Gujarat lake after construction of large road culverts blocked their entry into the Gulf of Kutch.