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Sharks are one of the most threatened groups of marine fishes today. In India, 152 species of sharks and rays have been recorded, furthermore, there is an addition of new species every year. Today India is the third-largest exporter of sharks in the world and the shark populations continue to dwindle in our waters due […]

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Susan Lieberman, Vice President, International Policy, Wildlife Conservation Society, spoke about the highlights of the CMS CoP 13.     Susan Lieberman, Vice President, International Policy, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), spoke about the highlights of the 13th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) that was held in Gandhinagar from February […]

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Dedicatedly, with powerful strokes, a man tries to hack a tree trunk for inside it hides a scaly treasure, a pangolin. Traumatized and scared, the pangolin refuses to come out of its safe abode. Seeing that his attempts are slowly turning futile, the man changes his strategy and fogs the tree trunk with smoke from […]

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On the occasion of World Pangolin Day (February 15), Mridula Vijairaghavan, Legal Advisor with WCS-India, writes about a heart-wrenching incident with a pangolin in distress. She says that despite having the highest level of legal protection for pangolins in India, they continue to be rampantly traded. In fact, they are said to be the highest trafficked species globally. Time […]

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A study of the biodiversity of the Godavari delta offers a glimpse into the conservation status of the wetland dependant fishing cat that lives in the mangroves and swamps of this coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. In a primary school classroom near Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, we watch Laxmi and her classmates in rapt attention. They’re […]

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Every year, during October and November, thousands of Amur falcons converge in the Wokha district of Nagaland, as they wing along their migration route from Siberia through the Himalayas all the way to South Africa. However, on this great sweeping voyage, an estimated 120,000 – 140,000 Amur falcons were being slaughtered in a remote part of […]

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Even as China struggles to battle the spread of Coronavirus, India will do well to ruthlessly crack the whip on illegal wildlife markets, lest they give rise to India’s very own zoonotic disease. Experts say that increasing interaction or contact between humans and wildlife are one of the key drivers of disease outbreak.   As […]

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February 2 was World Wetlands Day, as also the day on which the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in1971 in Ramsar, Iran. Incidentally, India, too, is a signatory. Wetlands are hugely beneficial as they control floods, recharge groundwater and purify water, besides offering other advantages. Hence, the need to conserve them. Recently, Ramsar declared 10 […]

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More than a lakh of turtles and tortoises were poached in a span of a decade. Experts throw light on the illegal trade, where most of the poaching takes place, what is done after they are rescued and how their numbers can increase. In October 2019, wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC released a report which […]

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To save and conserve turtles, people need to get involved and raise awareness about them. One is not too young to help safeguard the endangered species from extinction. This is exactly what Turtle Survival Alliance does, by conducting outreach programs and spreading the word among school and college students. Turtles are the most endangered vertebrates, […]

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