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New beetle species found in world`s deepest cave

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:24

Researchers from two Spanish universities have discovered a new species of beetle in the depths of the Krubera cave, the deepest cave known to man, 2,140 metres deep in the Western Caucasus.

Monarch butterflies employ `magnetic compass` during migration

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:26

Researchers have claimed that monarch butterflies use a light-dependent, inclination magnetic compass to help them orient southward during migration.

Pacific leaping Blenny may provide evolutionary insight

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 19:34

Tiny amphibious fish may give an insight into how life survived the transition from aquatic to terrestrial habitats.

Trenches being dug along 16-km stretch to prevent elephants

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 19:17

In a bid to check recurring forays by wild elephants into human habitats, digging of trenches along a 16-km stretch has been taken up at a cost of Rs 40 lakh in the district.

Four new species of legless lizards discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 18:30

Scientists have discovered four new species of legless lizards living in unlikely habitats in California.

Tiger habitats in Western Ghats shrinking: Reports

Last Updated: Monday, November 05, 2012, 23:24

Tiger habitats in the mountain chain of the Western Ghats are shrinking, although forests in the eco-sensitive zone have registered a remarkable rise of wild cats, says an Environment Ministry document.

Loss of habitats irreplaceable, warn scientists

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 12:06

It is hard to replace a lost habitat without losing species, even though the goal may be laudable, warn scientists.

`Loss of wildlife habitats should be made up`

Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2011, 17:07

Orissa CM said there should be livelihood opportunities for local people while managing forests, sanctuaries and national parks.

Cabinet gives more funds for Project Tiger

Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011, 23:36

Cabinet approved re-introduction of cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and hike in Project Tiger estimates from Rs.650 crore to Rs.1,216.86 crore due to rise in cost of relocation of villages from tribal habitats.

About 450 tigers died in past 12 years

Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 16:32

Nearly 450 tigers have died in and around a number of natural habitats in the last 12 years mainly due to poaching.

Environment Ministry issues draft guidelines

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 19:25

Jairam Ramesh said the new reworked draft guidelines "accommodate all genuine concerns."

Centre clears three sites as habitats for cheetah

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 23:49

Nearly 50 years after the cheetah became extinct in the country, the Centre today approved three suitable sites to be developed as habitats of the world`s fastest mammal.