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Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered how climate change and deforestation interact to push species towards extinction Between 2000 – 2012 an area of tropical forest bigger than India lost its ability to link tropical wildlife with a habitat that would protect them from rising temperatures The study is the first to investigate […]

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June 11, 2019: The government has asked states as well as NHAI to avoid building highways through wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, unless absolutely unavoidable. “To have minimum impact of highways on the protected eco-sensitive area, the implementing agency should consider to spare sanctuaries/national parks at the planning stage and wherever possible take a bypass/detour,” […]

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Calls for transformative change across all levels and factors.   Paris, May 7, 2019: Around a million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades. Not only is this loss a direct result of human activity but also constitutes a direct threat to human well-being. Among the main drivers of this […]

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May 14, 2019: Wildlife researcher Rohan Pandit and his teammate Wangchu Phiang first stumbled upon the new-to-science pit viper species in May 2016 while surveying biodiversity in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India, reports Mongabay.  In a new paper, the researchers have described this species and named it Trimeresurus arunachalensis, or Arunachal pit viper. The […]

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April 10, 2019: The key to solving a mystery is finding the right clues. Wildlife detectives aiming to protect endangered species have long been hobbled by the near impossibility of collecting DNA samples from rare and elusive animals. Now, researchers at Stanford and the National Centre for Biological Sciences at India’s Tata Institute of Fundamental […]

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Mongabay reports: According to research carried out as part of the ‘Metflux India’ project by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, the forest ecosystem shows a see-saw effect: it fluctuates from being a carbon source to sink during the course of the year with the change in seasons. A forest is considered to be […]

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India harbours approximately half of the total population of the endangered wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). They need large areas for survival and are considered as “umbrella species” as their conservation also protects other species that occupy that same habitat. However, like many other animals, elephants are also facing the heat of a changing climate, and are […]

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Tool use, unique social groups are disappearing due to human disturbance. Read Publication A sweeping new study published in the journal Science says that chimpanzee’s complex cultures – including the use of tools and other behaviors – are being lost as human disturbance expands into previously wild areas. The ten-year study, led by the Max Planck Institute […]

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New Delhi, Jan 31: Kaadumane Homestay, near Joida in Karnataka has romped home as the Best Wildlife Stay, winning the gold under Outlook’s Responsible Tourism Initiative for the Year 2019. The three-acre wilderness “hideaway” attracts deer, gliding frogs, flying squirrels and 65 species of birds. Started in 2007, it is home to 109 species of fruit […]

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Jan 22, 2019: In an unfortunate incident at Melghat Tiger Reserve where many Government department staff were grievously wounded and prime tiger habitat set fire to by an angry mob, it was the timely support from the police department and district administration that helped prevent further damage. On the 15th of January 2019, around 300-500 […]

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