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U.S.A.'s Endangered Species Act endangered

According to a December 2008 report by a U.S. inspector general, a number of senior Bush political appointees at the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service systematically imperilled species and habitats and undermined the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

DNA testing in Palamau

Not a single tiger sighting was recorded in the Palamau Tiger Reserve during Phase I of the Wildlife Institute of India’s all India tiger enumeration study. Based on spatial occupancy data, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had suggested a low tiger density ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 per 100 sq. km.

Meghalaya villagers root for tigers

Illegal coal mining on the boundary of the Balpakram National Park in Meghalaya sparked the ire of locals and NGOs who joined hands to send a legal notice to the state forest department authorities.

Plastic ban in Delhi

India’s capital is finally setting the bar for metros around the nation by issuing a state-wide ban on plastic bags.

Whitley Award for Deepak Apte

One of the world’s most prestigious awards for grassroots nature conservation was awarded to Deepak Apte, marine biologist with the Bombay Natural History Society for his work in the Lakshadweep Islands.

The struggle for survival between endemic and introduced species in Gough Island, U.K.

The battle between endemic and introduced species has reached a new pitch in Gough Island in the United Kingdom.

In the absence of males, female Laysan Albatrosses team up to raise their young in Oahu, Hawaii

On the island of Oahu in Hawaii, a shortage of males has resulted in female Laysan Albatrosses teaming up to raise their young together. This strategy, called reciprocity, is the main reason why the once dwindling bird has been successful in populating the islands again.

More species discovered in the Greater Mekong

The Greater Mekong is certainly a wildlifer’s paradise and one of the most vital global biodiversity hotspots. In the past decade alone over 1,000 species have been discovered including a rat believed to have been extinct for 11 million years and a hot-pink, cyanide-producing dragon millipede, says a new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Cheetah's bark for sex

A team of bioacoustics experts studying cheetah vocalisation have discovered that a specific bark of the male cheetah induces ovulation in the female.

Googling and Climate Change

You can plant trees, champion environmentalism and recycle paper but a simple Google search can reverse all your good work, says a research conducted by U.S. physicist Alex Wissner-Gross. According to the study, a typical Google search consumes approximately seven grammes of CO2.

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