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  • A fish able to survive on land discovered in Georgia
    EnvironmentA fish able to survive on land discovered in Georgia

    The authorities have issued a warning against the newly discovered species and have asked people to kill it immediately if they come in contact of it.

    4 days ago
  • 6 feet long python rescued in Agra
    Sources6 feet long python rescued in Agra

    A six feet long Indian Rock python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from the Head Office of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Uttar Pradesh's Agra on Friday.

    1 year ago
  • Central scheme for integrated development of wildlife habitats to continue beyond 12th plan
    SourcesCentral scheme for integrated development of wildlife habitats to continue beyond 12th plan

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved continuation of the Centrally sponsored umbrella scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH) beyond the 12th Plan period from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

    1 year ago
  • Sri Lankan officials to be armed to protect elephants
    SourcesSri Lankan officials to be armed to protect elephants

    Wildlife officials in Sri Lanka will soon be armed with assault rifles to protect elephants from poachers and to save human lives in the long standing human-elephant conflict. The weapons are to be bought on a recommendation by the Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Minister, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said. The total number of weapons to be imported is 2,568, Xinhua news agency reported. Deputy Minister of Wildlife Palitha Thewarapperuma said the purchase of assault rifles would be connected with the human-elephant conflict, caused mainly as a result of people encroaching into the jungle habitat of elephants. "At present wildlife officials are reluctant to intervene when civilians and elephants are threatened," he said.

    1 year ago
  • Good Samaritan saves rare owl
    SourcesGood Samaritan saves rare owl

    A chance discovery by a good Samaritan helped save an rare Indian Eagle Owl which narrowly missed being run over by a train.

    1 year ago
  • 53 snakes seized in Agra
    Sources53 snakes seized in Agra

    More than 50 snakes were seized by Forest department officials in a day-long drive to prevent snake charmers from duping 'Shiv bhakts' outside temples across Agra.

    1 year ago
  • Want people to recognize connection between man, nature: Dia Mirza
    SourcesWant people to recognize connection between man, nature: Dia Mirza

    Actress and the brand ambassador of Wildlife Trust of India Dia Mirza, who has been associated with conservation of elephants and is part of the ongoing Gaj Mahotsav, says the only way one can bring about change in the society against animal abuse is by helping people recognize the deep connection between man and nature.

    1 year ago
  • Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya
    SourcesHippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

    A hippopotamus attacked and killed a Chinese tourist in Kenya over the weekend, according to wildlife authorities.

    1 year ago
  • Dia Mirza launches 'wild anthem'
    SourcesDia Mirza launches 'wild anthem'

    Actress-producer Dia Mirza, also an activist for clean and green environment, on Sunday unveiled a 'wild anthem' titled "Mere desh ki zameen".

    1 year ago
  • 21 snakes seized ahead of Naag Panchmi
    Sources21 snakes seized ahead of Naag Panchmi

    Ahead of the Naag Panchmi festival next week, Forest Department officials have seized 21 snakes from snake charmers in the Sri Krishna Janam Bhoomi area here in the past two days.

    1 year ago