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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

‘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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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";...

Conservation of Lake Baikal in News

On 1 August 2018, the World Heritage Centre received a petition signed by more than 2,400 citizens who expressed their concerns about deforestation at...

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...

‘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...