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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...