Wildlife

Is it springtime for Polar Bear Populations? Are scientists hiding good news?

In State of the Polar Bear Report 2019 published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) on International Polar Bear Day renowned Canadian zoologist Dr Susan Crockford explains why the publication of population counts of Polar Bears for several Arctic regions has been withheld from the public. She argues that this is because the populations have actually increased over the past few years contradicting widespread claims of their dwindling population.

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World Sparrow Day – When will Sparrows be back in Urban Spaces?

World Sparrow Day is celebrated around the world every year on March 20 to create awareness regarding the decline in the number of sparrows from our cities.

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Surveying India’s Gangetic Dolphins & Other Aquatic Life

Government of India has started an extensive survey under Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to help find the number of Gangetic Dolphins in the Ganga River

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Ten largest National Parks in India and its endangered species

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3 every year and is a reminder that fierce fight for endangered species continues.

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Campus Birdathon draws avid birders of India

Campuses in India participated in four day birdathon, which is a part of annual Great Backyard Bird Count to document bird species of their campuses.

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Asiatic Wild Dogs or ‘dholes’ in Western Ghats Reserves.

Home-range size of Asiatic Wild dogs or ‘dhole’ estimated using camera traps for the first time in India over a period of 45 days in the Western Ghats.

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Seven new night frogs discovered in the Western Ghats

Seven new endemic species of Nyctibatrachus, or night frogs have been discovered after six years of intensive field surveys and collection of specimens in forests of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in Southern Western Ghats, India by a team of researchers from the University of Delhi and the Kerala Forest Department. Four out of the seven new species in the study titled "Seven new species of Night Frogs (Anura, Nyctibatrachidae) from the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot of India, with remarkably high...

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A Current Overview On The Endangered Species Of India

India is home to variety of species. India's biodiversity is major tourist attraction & contributes to our heritage. Let's look at some endangered species.

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Monkey Menace

Deforestation and habitat degradation have primarily contributed to monkeys moving into human settlements over the last few decades. Long-term scientific measures are the only solution to the monkey menace.

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Elephantine Trouble

Elephants are today endangered due to fragmentation of habitat, reduction of forest cover, and the hostility of local communities to wildlife. A holistic approach to conservation is the best solution to benefit all concerned.