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A large number of elephants have fallen prey to the greed of poachers in Botswana. Elephants without Borders, while carrying out extensive surveys, found that 87 elephants have been killed by poachers for their tusks in the last few weeks,

A tiny fish belonging to the Badidae family has been discovered in a distributary stream of the Kabini river in the Western Ghats of the Indian peninsula. The fish was discovered by VK Anoop, a PhD student at the Kerala University of Fisheries and

The Nilgiri Tahr(Nilgiritragus hylocrius), an endangered ungulate endemic to the Western Ghats, is under greater risk than before due to habitat loss caused by global warming. The hoofed mammal, belonging to the wild goat family, has seen its population decreased

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