Africa

Mountain gorillas in Congo still under severe threat

In the midst of continuous fighting between the Congolese army and various rebel groups in Virunga National Park , rare mountain gorillas living in the heart of the conflict zone are at high risk of getting trapped and severely wounded in the crossfire.… Read More Mountain gorillas in Congo still under severe threat

Africa

Long Read: Rhinos under 24-hour armed guard

With rhinos under increasing threat from poachers, conservancies in east Africa are on a mission to save the species… Read More Long Read: Rhinos under 24-hour armed guard

Africa

Poachers poison 183 vultures to cover tracks

Poachers in Zimbabwe recently poisoned 183 vultures in a single event, in an attempt to cover their tracks, the Beeld reported on Wednesday.… Read More Poachers poison 183 vultures to cover tracks

India

Ministry of environment and forests gives go-ahead to Adani’s expansion plans

Against the concerns expressed by wildlife experts and senior forest officials, the MoEF has granted an in-principle approval to divert 163.84 hectare forest land for the expansion of Adani’s 3,300 mw thermal power plant in Tiroda in Gondia district.… Read More Ministry of environment and forests gives go-ahead to Adani’s expansion plans

World

Asia’s conservation crossroads: Will six species perish?

The Wildlife Conservation Society has circulated a list of Asian species that are at a “conservation crossroads” and are desperately in need of the sort of concerted effort that saved the bison from extinction.… Read More Asia’s conservation crossroads: Will six species perish?

India

Is the Navegaon-Nagzira tiger reserve being delayed for Adani’s power plant?

The proposal was first sent to the government in September 2010 but was returned for some changes. Even as it now gathers dust, five new sanctuaries viz. Mansinghdeo, New Bor, New Nagzira, Navegaon and Umred-Kharangla have been notified. Why the officials are unable to act only on Navegaon-Nagzira proposal?… Read More Is the Navegaon-Nagzira tiger reserve being delayed for Adani’s power plant?