Wildlife | VOL. 12, ISSUE 70, January-February 2012

Antarctic Krill: Extraction and Storage

Antarctic krill is found in huge swarms in the waters of the Southern Ocean. The krill despite being a promising source of protein is still largely unfit for human consumption due to its high fluoride content, blackening and unpleasant flavour.

inbrieflife # Wildlife | VOL. 11, ISSUE 67, July - August 2011

Tiger Census

The All India Tiger Estimation or the ‘tiger census’ is a crucial part of the national tiger conservation programme and the latest census pegs the country’s tiger population at 1706 - an increase from the 2006 count of 1411 tigers. Several innovative techniques were introduced in the exercise carried out between December 2009 and 2010. These included partnerships with civil society organisations, technical expertise from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, involvement...

Wildlife | VOL. 11, ISSUE 64, January-February 2011

Back from extinction Project Cheetah

The cheetah was last seen in India in 1947. Today there is hope that the cheetah may well roam the plains of India again with Project Cheetah implemented successfully.