The Great Indian Bustard is an endangered bird species in India. While the bird is already facing extinction threats owing to habitat loss and urbanization, a recent research has shown that the species has very small population of breeding adult birds, which may make the bird extinct, earlier than expected.
It might be peace time on dry land but the inhabitants of seas and oceans are constantly at war with armed forces of the world as they struggle with the military debris thrown into the waters. More often than not, the living species are miserably losing the battle of life.
A flock of more than 40 White-rumped vultures was sighted in Assam Sivasagar district’s Panidihing Bird sanctuary recently. Considering that these vultures are in the list of critically endangered species, it is heartening news that after 3 years they were seen in such large numbers.
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It is good news for nature lovers and environmental activists as the Forest department is planning a huge afforestation drive in Karnataka.
A team of scientist from UK and Delhi studied the DNA of a Weed and have found that the answer to a plant’s survival skills lies in its chromosome nature and numbers.
India is losing its sloth bears, also known as reech in the country. Killed out of fear, hunted for its body parts and driven out of its home the sloth bear is slowly moving towards a future when kids will only know it as a mythical, fairy world creature.
The body of a male adult Dolphin measuring over 5 feet, was found in the gangetic sabbalpur diara of Patna district, by the Bihar Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC). Allegedly, poachers have been suspected to be behind the death of the Dolphin. With the ‘National animal’ status accorded to the aquatic gangetic Dolphin, only by India, the news is distressing.
The latest tiger census in India reports that the tiger population in the country has risen from 1411 to 1706. While the country is rejoicing the rising figures, one state that seems to have been left out of all the festivities is Madhya Pradesh. The state that boasted of highest number of tigers till 2006 has now lost its prestigious “Tiger State” tag to Karnataka owing to the decrease in population of the animal in the state.
Last month, local villagers from Chiroga district in Bodoland, Assam chanced upon rare clouded leopard cubs in the jungle, with their mother nowhere in sight. Failing to find their mother, the volunteers have now decided to hand raise the cubs at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) Transit Home in Kokrajhar.
It was a day of excitement, relief and extreme compassion as a leopard trapped in a narrow culvert was rescued and released to the forests by the authorities with the help of locals in Assam.
Nestled between large barren mountains in the small Chamoli village of Uttarakhand, there is a patch of green with tall oak, walnut, deodar and other trees looking heavenwards. If these trees could speak they would only say thanks to one man named Narain Singh Negi who spent last 40 years of his life planting more than 9 lakh trees and creating a man-made forest.
The Hangul or the Kashmir Stag are a critically endangered species. The latest census carried out in the Dachigam National Park, however have shown an encouraging trend in Hangul population with approximately 38 percent rise.
Tiger Population increases in India by more than 20 percent since the past census reveals the latest report.
Rescued from fishing net off the coast of Gujarat, a whale shark became extremely special for conservationist when it became the first of its species to be satellite tagged in India. The effort will help tremendously in understanding the migration route, breeding and behavior pattern of the whale-sharks.