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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.

Two Women Killed By Wild Elephants In Chhattisgarh

According to information obtained from Chudamani Singh, S.D.O., Sitapur, two people were trampled to death by a herd of 21 wild elephants on May 21, 2017.

Trump Withdraws U.S. From Paris Agreement

In a grave blow to global efforts to address the challenges presented by climate change, the President of the United States of America (POTUS), Donald Trump, announced his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.

Chimpanzees Adapt Their Foraging Behaviour To Avoid Human Contact

Research by PhD candidate Nicola Bryson-Morrison from the School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC) suggests chimpanzees are aware of the risks of foraging too close to humans.

India Shines At The 2017 Green Oscars

The annual Whitley Awards, popularly known as the ‘Green Oscars’, which recognise and celebrate significant contributions in the field of wildlife conservation, were announced on May 18, 2017 at The Royal Geographic Society, London.

Nepal Burns Stockpile Of 4,000 Wildlife Parts

For the first time in 20 years, Nepal burnt its stockpile of wildlife parts demonstrating the nation’s commitment towards zero tolerance of wildlife crime.

Environment Minister Passes Away At 60

Union Environment Minister, Anil Madhav Dave, passed away on the morning of 18 May, 2017, following a cardiac arrest. Though he was rushed to All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the cardiologists were unable to revive him.