Tag: Wildlife

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  • Air quality of Melbourne ‘worst in the world’, authorities issue health warning

    Air quality of Melbourne ‘worst in the world’, authorities issue health warning

    The raging Australian bushfires have killed at least 28 people, burned over 10 million hectares of land, destroyed over 2,000 homes and pushed the continent's exclusive wildlife towards extinction.

    January 15, 2020
  • After Australian bushfire population of Koalas reduce from 46,000 to 9,000 at Kangaroo island

    After Australian bushfire population of Koalas reduce from 46,000 to 9,000 at Kangaroo island

    Australian Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the country's koala population had taken an 'extraordinary hit' as a result of bushfires, suggesting they could be listed as 'endangered' for the first time.

    January 15, 2020
  • Australia could list Koalas as ‘endangered’ amid bushfire crisis

    Australia could list Koalas as ‘endangered’ amid bushfire crisis

    With 30 per cent of their habitat already been destroyed in the devastating bushfires, koalas, the herbivorous marsupial animal native to Australia, have become a big focus for the Australian government.

    January 13, 2020
  • Australia’s catastrophic bushfire brought under control after three months

    Australia’s catastrophic bushfire brought under control after three months

    The climate-change-fuelled fires have prompted an international outpouring and donations from around the world to help communities and animal populations.

    January 13, 2020
  • Australia to get $1.4 billion over two years to help recover from bushfires

    Australia to get $1.4 billion over two years to help recover from bushfires

    For the first time in Australian history, the government also deployed its medical assistance team, normally sent to other nations to lend support in the aftermath of their disasters to help evacuees.

    January 6, 2020
  • Delhi to host international film fest on environment, wildlife

    Delhi to host international film fest on environment, wildlife

    Being held from 27-30 November at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath, this edition of the festival, termed as Asia's biggest green film festival, is focusing on the theme "Celebrating Himalayas".

    November 23, 2019
  • Naturalist, broadcaster David Attenborough to get Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for 2019

    Naturalist, broadcaster David Attenborough to get Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for 2019

    His name was selected for the prize by an international jury chaired by former president Pranab Mukherjee, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust announced on Tuesday. 

    November 19, 2019
  • ‘India with 3000 tigers is one of biggest and safest habitats in world’: PM Modi

    ‘India with 3000 tigers is one of biggest and safest habitats in world’: PM Modi

    Ahead of the release of the report, the Prime had tweeted that the Government of India was committed to taking all possible steps and supporting all efforts to protect tigers.

    July 29, 2019
  • Magnified effect

    Magnified effect

    Only 38 per cent of tropical forest can protect wildlife from rising temperatures as a result of deforestation, increasing the likelihood that vulnerable species will go extinct.

    July 17, 2019
  • Elephants at my doorstep!

    Elephants at my doorstep!

    It was more than 48 hours since the huge animals had wandered onto the doorstep of Kolkata and tranquilisers, flames and skills used to sedate and pack them off to their new home. Here's a first person account of every bit of the action

    February 24, 2019
  • Clean chit to wildlife conservation

    Clean chit to wildlife conservation

    A research shows that fitting radio collars, which enable monitoring of numbers and movement of animals, does not compromise on their safety

    February 12, 2019
  • In harmony with the wild

    In harmony with the wild

    Driven to the brink, tigers in India have a sad tale to narrate. Poached for their skin and bones, the regal big cat, which is ironically India's national animal, faces several challenges in its quest to survive. Kanika Tripathi takes the tiger trail to unravel its tale.

    December 27, 2018
  • Considering ecological concerns

    Considering ecological concerns

    Society for Protecting Ophiofauna and Animal Rights is not only involved in conservation of faunal biodiversity but also is determined to safeguard the habitat of snakes.

    December 14, 2018
  • Bhutan wall on animal corridor raises eyebrows

    Bhutan wall on animal corridor raises eyebrows

    We have recently noticed a concrete wall on the Indo-Bhutan border area. Construction of such a wall along the international border will be detrimental for wildlife for the corridor will be closed, leading to increase in human and wildlife conflicts on both the sides, said state forest minister Binay Krishna Barman.

    November 9, 2018
  • Over-exploitation of nature wipes out 60 per cent wildlife: WWF report

    Over-exploitation of nature wipes out 60 per cent wildlife: WWF report

    “These are hard times… Nature globally provides services worth around $125 trillion a year… we need more research, efforts from government, business and financial sectors, researchers and conservation communities to revive the planet,” said Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO, WWF-India.

    October 30, 2018
  • Officials ‘map’ monkeys in Shimla

    Officials ‘map’ monkeys in Shimla

    Report submitted to chief wildlife warden estimated that there are over 1700 monkeys in the state capital.

    September 21, 2018
  • Turning to technology

    Turning to technology

    With mental health problems on the rise, more medications are finding their way into rivers and estuaries. Here's how the antidepressants polluting our waters could change animal behaviour.

    August 22, 2018