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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.

India’s First Dichromatic Snake Species Discovered

In what is being considered as a groundbreaking answer to an age-old confusion, biologists have discovered a new species of snake, which is sexually dichromatic in nature.

Do You Know Your Fish?

For many marine enthusiasts, their love for the ocean comes coupled with a love for seafood, served with a hot dollop of guilt. Addressing this issue that weighs heavy on morality, the Know Your Fish initiative encourages consumers to make informed choices when it comes to eating fish.

Nine Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken To Conservation Center In Koh Kong

After being protected for three months, nine new Cambodian royal turtles have successfully hatched and were taken to Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre, Koh Kong Province for feeding, raising, and possibly breeding in the future.