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In a recent move by the Tamil Nadu State Wetland Authority notifying a 100 wetlands as "priority wetlands", wetland conservation has received a big boost in the state. Almost 40 percent of Indian wetlands, excluding the vast network of rivers, have

The rhino relocation efforts in Kenya took a turn for the worse when the single surviving rhino of the programme was attacked by lions in Tsavo East national park. The 11 black rhinos were moved from Nairobi and Lake Nakuru

According to a report presented by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) on the state of the world's fisheries and aquaculture, the earth may not be approaching "peak fish" state in the near future, although it advocates strengthening of fisheries

The latest report by researchers assessing the physiological stress response of wild Asiatic elephants in the Western Ghats shows that elephants can adapt to human presence, but are adversely affected by aggression from the human trying to drive them away

Herpetologists from Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) have found a new species shieldtail snake. It has been given the nomenclature of Uropeltis bhupathyi. This species is commonly found in the Anaikatti regions during monsoons. The snake had been

A team of researchers from IISER Bhopal's Department of Biological Sciences have sequenced the genome of the peacock, national bird of India. This report took two years for the group of researchers and scientists to collate, and is publicly available

A rare breed of jumping spiders has been discovered for the first time in India. The Neobrettus spider has previously only been found in part of south and south-east Asia. These minuscule jumping spiders are renowned egg thieves, who steal and eat

A recent report suggests that Kaziranga National Park is at a high risk of losing any connectivity with the adjoining Karbi Anglong landscape. The Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve(KNP and KTR), situated between the Brahmaputra river and the Karbi

A recent study places India in the fourth position for the largest producers of carbon- footprint from tourism, all over the world. The study by Arunima Malik and Ya-Yen Sun estimates that tourism and its co-related industries emit four times

The workshop trained people who are involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of snakes that are caught in various situations. Manas National Park, Assam, May 20, 2018: A two-day Regional Workshop on best practices for mitigating human-snake conflict in North-east India