Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System in News

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama recently decided to remove the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System from the List of World Heritage in...

First Census of Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey Completed

WCS scientists recently completed the first-ever range-wide population census of the Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus kirkii). It is an endangered primate found only...

Cheetah as “Endangered” IUCN Red List: Urgent Need

A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa reveals the dire state of Cheetahs. In a study published, researchers present evidence that low cheetah...

New Species of Marsupial Lion Discovered in Australia

Australian scientists has discovered a new species of marsupial lion which has been extinct for at least 19 million years in the Riversleigh World Heritage...

New Antbird Discovered in Peru

Team of researchers from the Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science (LSUMNS) visired the extremely remote eastern Cordillera Azul in town of Flor...

Great Horned Owls Killings: Loosing Biodiversity

As per the latest reports, the trading and killing of Great Horned Owls is rampant in Karnataka. There is illegal trading of live owls ...

Committee for Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals

A two-days training programme conducted by the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) to ensure that animals...

Biological Name of Fish Correctly Named

Researchers from Japan have identified and clarified the biological name of the world's heaviest bony fish ever caught. The 2,300 kilogram whopper is a Mola...

New Species Discovered in Penang Island

On Malaysia's island state of Penang, a 117-member team of scientists documented flora and fauna from the tops of towering trees to the dark...

New South-Russian Blue Butterfly Discovered

Vladimir Lukhtanov and Alexander Dantchenko discovered butterfly that was named South-Russian blue (Polyommatus australorossicus). It was found flying over the northern slopes of the...

Black-Headed Bunting Sighted First Time in Manipur

A rare migratory bird 'black-headed bunting' was sighted for the first time in Manipur. A single black-headed bunting ( Emberizamelanace phata) was sighted during a study of birds...

‘Operation Save Kurma’ Gets Certificate of Commendation

India has been awarded with the Certificate of Commendation for its exemplary enforcement action in its regional and global effort to combat illegal wildlife...

Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals Meet

The Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) took...

Report On Fauna of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve

In a first, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has published an compendium of animal species in the Indian Sundarbans, estimating that there are...

‘Bonnet Monkey’ in News

The bonnet macaque also known as zati (Macaca radiata) is a macaque endemic to southern India. Its distribution is limited by the Indian Ocean...

World’s Best Preserved Dinosaur

Scientists have discovered the world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur, dubbed as the ‘Mona Lisa’ of dinosaurs — in Canada, that dates back about 110 million...

New Species of Dinosaur Discovered

Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The new dinosaur is called Shingopana songwensis, derived from the Swahili term "shingopana" for "wide neck";...

18 Biosphere Reserves in India

Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial or...

Mongoose Hair Brushes Seized

The West Bengal Forest Department and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), East wing, seized 32,985 mongoose hair brushes from the Old China Bazaar area...

Smuggling of Indian Star Tortoises

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and the Forest Protection Squad in Tamil Nadu have arrested a person for keeping 2515 rare Indian Star tortoises...

New Earthworm Species Discovered in India

Two new primitive species of earthworm were discovered by a team of Indian researchers in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala. The new earthworm...

100 kg Sea Cucumber Siezed

Tamilnadu coastal marine police has seized about 100 kg of sea cucumber valued at Rs 10 lakh in the international market. Sea cucumbers are a...

‘Shortfin Mako’ Shark Under Threat: Study

The shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), also known as the blue pointer or bonito shark, is a large mackerel shark. It is commonly referred...

New Species of Snake Found in Europe

Scientists have identified a new species of snake in Europe. Based on more than 1,600 snakes, the researchers were able to show that the...

Dinosaur-era Plant Found Alive

A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils...

Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles Conducted

Recently, the survey of amphibians and reptiles was concluded at Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (PNP) is a protected area...

Re-introducing African Cheetahs in India

The union government has sought the Supreme Court’s approval to undertake a project to re-introduce cheetahs in India. Tracing the creature’s history, the government said...

Latest Elephant Census Report Released

Karnataka tops the list of having maximum number of wild elephants in India. According to the latest elephant census report of the union environment ministry, there are 6,049...

Threatened Bird ‘Bristled Grassbird’ Sighted

A threatened bird species 'Bristled Grassbird' was sighted recently in Bandha Dharampura area of Kota city in Rajasthan. Bristled grassbird falls under the ‘vulnerable’ category...

Committee Formed on Translocation of Tigers

The Maharashtra government has constituted an 11-member committee to formulate a strategy to decide whether conservation translocation of tigers to areas devoid of wildcats...

World’s Oldest Known ‘Manatee’ Died

69 year old, world’s oldest known manatee, Snooty died at Florida in USA. Manatees, sometimes known as sea cows, are large aquatic air-breathing herbivores closely related...

29 Logs of ‘A-1’ Grade Red Sanders Siezed

State Police has caught four red sander smugglers and seized 29 logs of ‘A-1’ grade red sanders worth Rs one crore in the Nellore District...

Fresh Water Turtles Species in News

Batagur is a genus of large turtles from South and Southeast Asia. All members of the genus are seriously threatened. With a recent merger...

Tiger Reserves Audit on Security Preparedness

The Ministry of Environment & Forests and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has released the protocols for the audit of Tiger Reserves related to their security preparedness...

India-Bangladesh Group on Elephant Conservation

Recently, India and Bangladesh has decided to set up a joint working group for the conservation of elephants and manage their movement through corridors...

Three New Frogs Species Found in Peru

Three tiny species of frogs of grape size have been found in the forests of Peru. They were discovered by scientists Dr Edgar Lehr from...

Most Endangered Bird’s Breeding Location Found

Wildlife researchers have found a breeding location for the 'Masked Finfoot' along the Memay river in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia. The masked...

GST on Banned Wildlife Products Shocked Many

In the new General Service Tax (GST) regime, there has been a tax imposed on the products that are actually banned under the Wildlife...

Scientists Found Chameleon Species in Congo

Researchers from University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have found three new species of chameleons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The reptile...

World’s Oldest Fossil Mushroom Found

The world’s oldest fossil mushroom has been discovered in Brazil. The mushroom has been named Gondwanagaricites magnificus and belongs to the Agaricales order. According to researchers,...

Six New Species of Freshwater Crabs Found

Scientists have discovered six new species of freshwater crabs in (Kerala) Western Ghats of India. The Western Ghats in India is a biodiversity hot spot...

New Species of Flying Squirrel Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new species of flying squirrel in North America. They are distributed from Alaska to Honduras. It is known as Humboldt’s flying squirrel,...

New Species Added to Indian Biodiversity

Indian government has released a information about the new species of Plants and Animals that has been found in last year. Animal Discoveries, New Species...

Punjab Allows Shooting of Crop-Damaging Animals

Punjab State Wildlife Board meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has allowed short-term permits for shooting crop-damaging animals like wild boar and roz. Punjab...

New Bustard Breeding Centre in India

The Gujarat state government is setting up a breeding centre for great Indian bustards (GIB) at Naliya in Kutch. This will be the first...

New Fish Species Named After Singer Enya

Scientists have named a new species of fish from the Orinoco River after Irish singer and songwriter Enya. Leporinus enyae is the name given to...

Earth is Entering Sixth Mass Extinction

For years, scientists have warned that Earth is entering it sixth mass extinction — an era in which three-quarters of all species die off...

Poaching of Asian Geckos Increased in India

Geckos are lizards belonging to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 to 60 cm (0.64 to...

New Species of Frog Discovered in India

A team from Institute of Natural History Education and Research (INHER) and Pune forest division (wildlife) discovered new species of burrowing frog — Sphaerotheca...

Indian Rhino Vision 2020: Analysis

WHO-India launched Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020 programme to protect and increase the population of the one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis). This ambitious project, called the...

Biologists Found Largest Canary Bird

The endangered Sao Tome grosbeak is the world's largest canary -- 50 per cent larger than the runner-up. The São Tomé grosbeak is one of...

Mojave Desert Tortoise Genome Decoded

Researchers from Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences have decoded the Mojave Desert Tortoise's genome. The genome provides a starting point for a number...

Big Monitor Lizard (Genus Varanus) in News

The Madhya Pradesh special task Force (MPSTF) seized 68 pieces of the tiny reptile body part from four poachers in raids in Indore and...