Category : From the Field

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Sept 18, 2019: Wilderness areas, long known for intrinsic conservation value, are far more valuable for biodiversity than previously believed, and if conserved, will cut the world’s extinction risk in half, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. Wilderness areas – where human impact has been absent or minimal – are dwindling. The […]

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Compiled by Aditi Rajan Not to be assumed as a win for conservation, but as a ‘nudge’ to bring focus to threatened species, the 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) was held in Geneva (Switzerland) between 17th […]

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Geneva, 28 August 2019 – The triennial World Wildlife Conference, known formally as CoP18 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), concludes here today after adopting an impressive list of decisions advancing the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife across the globe. The Conference revised the trade rules […]

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August 12, 2019: The death toll from the recent rains in Kerala stands at 80, with 58 people missing and 2.5 lakh living at 1639 relief camps, as per ANI news agency. At least 2,966 houses have been damaged completely. This time too, people have rallied around to help those in need. Among them is […]

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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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