15Jun/11

Two Endangered Species make Rare Appearances in Rajasthan

State of Rajasthan ushers in good news for animal lovers with the rare sighting of two endangered species in two different wildlife reserve of the state. While the endangered fishing cat was seen at the Keoladeo bird sanctuary a rare glimpse of the four-horned antelope believed to be extinct for years was seen at the Sariska Wildlife Reserve.

04Jun/11

India gets ready to Celebrate World Environment Day

5 June is celebrated as World Environment Day and the nation that is hosting a gala of activities this year as the global host chosen by United Nations is India. This year being dedicated to forests, India is all ready with a number of events highlighting the immediate needs for the environment as well as motivating more people to get involved.

30May/11

British Vets give Eyesight Back to rescued Indian Bear

In the 13 years of her life, Lilly the bear has suffered much. She lost her mother when she was just a cub and was taken by a gang to be part of the dancing bear troupe, ‘madari ka khel’ that was once a popular roadside entertainment in India and still can be seen in many villages and small towns although banned. Almost blind and severely injured, Lilly was finally rescued by Wildlife SOS. She then found her life back thanks to a group of British female vets who treated her eyes and gave her sight back.

28May/11

Vulture Deaths slowing down Post Killer Drug Ban in India

In what seems like good news for the aerial scavengers of India, a recent study has found that post ban of the drug Diclofenac in India, the decline in vulture population has reduced to 60 percent between 2006 and 2008. But to sustain this decline, a regular and concentrated effort to eradicate the use of the killer drug is impertinent.

27May/11

India’s First Research Centre for Marine Species and Marine National Park to come up in Gujarat

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) one of India’s biggest corporate led by Mukesh Ambani has tied up with Ministry of Environment and Forest to create a research facility in Gujarat state called “National Centre for Marine Biodiversity’ . This is the first ever research centre to be made in the Public-Private Patrnership (PPP) mode in the country.

25May/11

Receding Habitat Threatening India’s National Aquatic Animal: Ganga River Dolphins

Gangetic Dolphins are being driven out of their larger, natural habitat of Brahmaputra River, to that of the river’s tributaries and even facing extinction owing to human interference in the name of activities like sand mining of river beds, fishing and pollution. This has been revealed by an ongoing study initiated jointly by University of Gauhati experts and a marine zoologist from Goa.

24May/11

Interview: Film maker Neloy Bandyopadhyay, Raising Voice for the Dying Vultures

Nature has many admirers but seldom there are those who not just admire nature but make it their point to save its beauty in whichever way they can. Neloy Bandyopadhyay in one such person. A techie by profession and a self confessed naturalist by heart, 34 year old Neloy has been travelling the length and breadth of the country to capture rare glimpses of nature in his camera and take a step further to save the rapidly dying wilderness of the country.

India’s Endangered spoke to this young wildlife enthusiast about his new documentary on Vultures.

22May/11

Fisherwomen in Orissa to the Rescue of Olive Ridley Turtles

Women Self Help Groups in Orissa have taken upon themselves the task of conserving and caring for Olive Ridley sea turtles found in abundance in coastal Orissa. The fisher women of the state realised how important the turtles’ conservation was for the ecosystem and in turn to their livelihood and have therefore set to save the turtles.

21May/11

India to Have its Own Red List of Endangered Species

As a move to take protection of animals and plants to the next level the Indian environment ministry has decided to bring out its own red list of endangered species like the one published by IUCN worldwide. The move will hopefully give a more systematic and planned approach to the protection of species in the verge of extinction in India.