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Vietnam’s Persistent Trade In Illegal Timber

Corrupt Government officials and military personnel in Vietnam are complicit in smuggling huge quantities of illegal timber from Cambodia, a new report reveals.

Dogs Are A Threat To Threatened Species World-wide

A recent study by a team of leading international researchers, including Dr. Abi Vanak from the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore reveals that dogs have contributed to 11 vertebrate extinctions.

Activists Protest Against Ken-Betwa River Link Project

A coalition of experts and organisations in the field of environment protection, has issued  a collective note of protest to Anil Madhav Dave, the Union Minister of Environment , Forest and Climate Change, against the proposed Ken-Betwa River Link Project.

Common Chiffchaff Spotted In Arunachal Pradesh


On 15 March 2017,  photographer Swarnendu Biswas captured an image of a Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus Collybita) from Hunli, a district in the Lower Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.

Activists Condemn Home Ministry's Statement On Dongria Kondh Community

A wide range of peoples movements, social and environmental justice groups and individuals have endorsed a letter addressed to the President of India, requesting his excellency to direct the Ministry of Home Affairs to retract the statements made about Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti (NSS)  allowing them to live a dignified life of self-determination for their present and future.

Scientists Recover 44 Eggs Of One Of The World’s Most Endangered Turtles

A team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) working in Myanmar have reported the successful recovery of 44 fertile eggs of the critically endangered Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur Trivittata) – one of the world’s most endangered turtles with less than five females remaining in the wild.

Mahseer Conservation Planning Workshop In Kochi

The Mahseer Conservation Planning Workshop in Kochi commenced on April 4, 2017 with Sanjay Molur, from the IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group reiterating the need for reassessment of all mahseer species in light of new information. “What we knew in 2009-10 is very different from what we know now”, said Molur.

Court Revokes Bail For Tiger Poachers After Special Public Prosecutor Intervenes

In a surprising turn of events that remains unprecedented in the history of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972, a Nagpur Court withdrew its own initiative to release tiger poachers Mamru Patlepawar, Chika Patlepawar, and Shiri Chawhan, on bail, after considering the objections raised by Advocate Kartik N. Shukul, who represented the state of Maharashtra in the case.

Scientists Develop New Method To Accurately Count Big Cats Over Large Landscapes

A new methodology developed by the Indian Statistical Institute, and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) may revolutionise the method of counting tigers and other big cats over large landscape.

International Forest Day Celebrated In Dachigam

On the occasion of International Day of Forests, Department of Wildlife Protection, Jammu and Kashmir Government in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) conducted an awareness cum plantation drive in and around the prestigious Dachigam National Park.