India

Poachers attack another rhino in Assam

Barely three days after a dehorned rhinoceros carcass was found floating on the flood waters of Kaziranga National Park, a female rhino was shot at by the poachers and its horn and right ear were axed.… Read More Poachers attack another rhino in Assam

India

Do Indians deserve their zoos?

Zoos in India have long become hellholes where poaching is just another threat. But is it necessary, or viable, to have so many zoos with surplus animals?… Read More Do Indians deserve their zoos?

India

Tigress shot dead inside Arunachal Pradesh zoo

The animal was shot by a group of unidentified miscreants on Monday night who also chopped off its abdomen.… Read More Tigress shot dead inside Arunachal Pradesh zoo

Videos

BBC Documentary: Lions – Spy in the Den

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, this documentary films using the ‘Bouldercam’ – a revolutionary remote camera device that boldly goes where no camera has gone before – right into the heart of a lion pride. … Read More BBC Documentary: Lions – Spy in the Den

India

Pushed into a corner, Maoists turn to poaching to fund themselves

Pushed to a corner after “Operation Biswas”, a police drive to contain Maoists, the rebels have now struck upon a new strategy to collect funds, police say.… Read More Pushed into a corner, Maoists turn to poaching to fund themselves

India

‘Snake Friends’ held for selling snake venom worth lakhs of rupees illegally

In a classic case of fence eating the farm, those promising to save snakes by rescuing and releasing them in their natural habitat put a blot on conservation. In a major action against wildlife crime, a joint team of wildlife and territorial wing officials on Wednesday arrested 12 sarpa mitras for selling snake venom illegally worth lakhs of rupees.… Read More ‘Snake Friends’ held for selling snake venom worth lakhs of rupees illegally

India

Government suspends environment clearance of 93 mining leases in Goa

The Union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) on Wednesday suspended the environment clearances (EC) of all the 93 mining leases in Goa asking the mine owners to submit the relevant documents.… Read More Government suspends environment clearance of 93 mining leases in Goa

Africa

New monkey discovered in remote Congo rainforest

The lesula, a remarkable new monkey discovered in a remote rainforest in Congo is only the second newly discovered monkey in Africa in the past 28 years. … Read More New monkey discovered in remote Congo rainforest

Africa

New research shows Hyenas are as bright as some primates

Often thought of as being dim-witted scavengers, hyenas are far more intelligent than they have been given credit for and demonstrate cognitive abilities on par with those of some primates.… Read More New research shows Hyenas are as bright as some primates