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The Flood-Hit Land Of Kaziranga

The marooned wild animals of Kaziranga National Park have been struggling in search of highlands as 80 per cent of the park land was submerged in the first spate of floods that hit Assam last week.

80 Per Cent Of Gharials Found In Chambal

In a preliminary field report, Dr. Jeffery W. Lang, Senior Advisor for The Gharial Ecology Project, provides a comprehensive view of the gharial population that inhabits the Chambal river.

Tigers Threatened By Reckless Profiteering In Lion Bones

Environmental Investigation Agency in its report articulates how South Africa’s trade in lion bone is driving consumer demand for tiger parts and products.

Chinese Town At The Centre Of Global Ivory Smuggling

An exhaustive investigation has revealed how criminal gangs originating from an obscure town in southern China have come to dominate the smuggling of illegal ivory tusks poached from African elephants.

Study Calls For Urgent Need For Improved Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Across India

There is an urgent need to strengthen human-wildlife conflict management across India, as up to 32 wildlife species are damaging life and property in this nation of one billion people, according to a recent study published in the July 2017 edition of Human Dimensions of Wildlife.

Felling Kalapat’s Forests: The Last Safe Haven For The Elephants Of Keonjhar

The pachyderms of Odisha continue to face habitat loss as the state gears up to fell trees in Kalapat Forest Reserve. The reserve, spread over 220 sq. km., falls under the Telkoi Forest Range and is one of the last untouched elephant habitats in the Keonjhar district.

Major Online Retailers Caught Up In International Illegal Wildlife Trade

A team of investigators and scientists from India and the UK have uncovered a major international fraud – monitor lizard hemipenis (male sexual organs) is being passed off as tantric plant roots also known as Hatha Jodi to unwitting customers via major online retailers including Amazon, Ebay, Alibaba, Snapdeal and Etsy among others.

Hatching Hope: 39 Critically Endangered Burmese Roofed Turtles Emerge From Eggs

In a boost to the critically endangered species, 39 Burmese-roofed turtles have hatched in Limpha Village , Myanmar, report scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA).

World Environment Day Celebrated In Sundarbans

In celebration of World Environment Day on June 5th, 2017, a group of 15 children from the Sundarbans, West Bengal, were taken on an educational boat trip aboard the ‘Tiger Express’ to observe the mangrove ecosystem and learn about its importance.

Can Cambodia’s Rice Farmers And Bengal Floricans Co-Exist?

Commercial dry-season rice cultivation in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap floodplain increasingly threatens the critically endangered Bengal florican, a new study says. This and other threats puts the species at high risk of extinction in the near future, unless it is managed appropriately.