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Heard but rarely seen: Plan to save Assam's White Winged Wood Duck takes flight

Some get scared by its call. Some liken seeing it to winning a lottery. For years, Assam’s elusive White Winged Wood Duck has been more heard than seen. Now, a survey to count the remaining members of its flock.

Purple frogs and lonely battles

Filmmakers Vijay and Ajay Bedi, who recently won the National Award for The Secret Life of Frogs, on wildlife protection laws, saving the ecosystem and watching amphibians do headstands


International Tiger Day 2019: Five informative shows to watch with kids

International Tiger Day 2019: To get your child to know more about this fascinating animal, here are some shows and documentaries that they will surely enjoy watching.

World Snake Day 2019: Eight children’s books on the amazing reptile

World Snake Day: Check out this list of children's books on the mysterious reptile with books that include fun stories like The Greedy Python and others that throw up fascinating facts with fun activities to do.

In Assam, a 14-feet-long King cobra rescued from a tea garden

While the King cobra is found in Assam and across the Northeast, the Friday rescue is noteworthy because of its size.

The fearless ranger who lived and died for the forest

As Assam’s Dibru-Saikhowa National Park completes twenty years, a look at the life of Narayan Sarmah: the man who made it what it is


Over 9000 arrested for wildlife poaching between 2012-2018: Environment Ministry

As per the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), which keeps records of tigers and leopards, there have been 141 cases of poaching, while 84 seizures have been made between 2012 and 2018, Prakash Javadekar said.

World Giraffe Day 2019: How a giraffe’s kick can behead a lion and other facts, from a science teacher

World Giraffe Day 2019: In the wild, giraffes almost never lie down because of vulnerability to predators. They usually sleep standing, sometimes sitting. When giraffes sleep, they curl their necks and sleep for about five minutes at a time, sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day.

Nature Deficit Disorder: How to connect children to the great outdoors

Wilderness has magic. Unlike TV and video games, where you can only hear and see, forests are where you have a sensational experience. Firsthand encounters with the wild can transform a child’s outlook.

World Elephant Day: Five elephant facts for kids

World Elephant Day: Elephants are led by a grand matriarch or the oldest and usually, the largest female in the herd, which can go from a group of eight to nearly a hundred relatives.

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Human activity wiped more than half of the world’s vertebrates: News in Numbers

A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund says that human activity wiped out 60% of the world’s vertebrate population between 1970 and 2014.