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.

77 Olive Ridley turtles let out into the sea

A total of 77 Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species, were let out into the sea near Dhanushkodi Sunday, a forest department official said.

US says most humpback whales no longer endangered

 The humpback whale has long been considered an endangered species, but the US government said Monday that the population has rebounded in most areas and no longer needs protection.

Global summit in Botswana tackles illegal wildlife trade

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.

Kaziranga National Park sees rise in rhino poaching; 9 killed this year

Kaziranga National Park sees rise in rhino poaching; 9 killed this year

Nine rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga National Park in Assam this year, a new report has said.

Mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins

 The mass nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species, started near river Rushikulya mouth in Odisha's Ganjam district today.

Experts raise doubts over China's panda survey

Experts raise doubts over China's panda survey

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.

Giant Panda population goes up to over 1900: Survey

Giant Panda population goes up to over 1900: Survey

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.

65 endangered juvenile gharials released into Ganges at Hastinapur, UP

65 endangered juvenile gharials released into Ganges at Hastinapur, UP

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.

South Africa weighs legal rhino horn trade

South Africa has appointed a panel of experts to examine the viability of a legal rhino horn trade, the environmental affairs ministry said today as poaching of the species spiked to record levels.

Experts across Asia for collaboration to achieve zero poaching

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 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.