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Tuesday, August 09, 2022



Survey finds 1,435 endangered smooth-coated otters and 245 crocodiles in Ratnagiri dist

April 22, 2022 7:43 pm

Smooth-coated Otters are classified as endangered species under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and as 'vulnerable' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Birdwatch: Brown-headed barbet, omnipresent in parks, wooded areas

April 13, 2022 1:01 pm

An Asian barbet species native to the Indian subcontinent, brown-headed barbet is listed as of least concern on the IUCN Red List.

Ghostly monkey among 224 new Mekong region species: WWF Report

January 26, 2022 1:14 pm

Despite human encroachments on tropical forests and other wild zones, much of the Greater Mekong is still little explored and each year dozens of new species are found — a glimmer of hope as so many species go extinct.

Andean condors fly back into the wild after years-long rehabilitation in Chile

January 06, 2022 3:02 pm

One pair of the birds had been born in captivity to other rescues and had to learn to fly over two months around wild birds.

126 Tiger Deaths Recorded In India 2021: NTCA

December 30, 2021 6:21 pm

Madhya Pradesh at maximum tiger deaths is followed by 26 in Maharashtra and 14 in Karnataka.

Gujarat: Rare black-neck storks breed successfully in Dabhoi after a decade

December 13, 2021 6:13 pm

Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary near Jamnagar city and the Marine National Park spread along the coast of Jamnagar and Devbhumi Dwarka districts is home to the largest population of BNS in the state.

Forest dept tags four white-rumped vultures to monitor their declining population

October 28, 2021 6:28 am

From 347 in February 2019, the population of the long-billed and white-backed vultures dropped to 249 in March 2021, the survey found

Rising global temperatures likely to impact Komodo dragon populations: Ecologist Tim Jessop

September 08, 2021 5:28 pm

The rise in sea level is expected to reduce the habitat of Komodo dragons, which have been moved from vulnerable to endangered on the IUCN Red List, by at least 30 per cent in the next 45 years.

What are dugongs, where is India’s first dugong conservation reserve?

September 07, 2021 8:40 pm

In India, dugongs are seen in the Gulf of Mannar, Gulf of Kutch, Palk Bay, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

More sharks, rays threatened with extinction: IUCN report

September 06, 2021 3:07 pm

More than half of all bird of prey species worldwide are declining in population, and 18 species are critically endangered.