Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

Shimla, Feb 19: The Himalayan Musk deer and Red headed vulture are at the top of a ‘threatened species’ list in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has identified and listed 22 plant and 16 animals species as “threatened”, an official said. Separate committees of experts were notified by the board in December […]

Dogs and the good life in China

Dogs and the good life in China

The good news for dogs in China is, that they are less likely to be eaten, if some rich person keeps them as pets. The growth in the middle class, a massive move to urbanization and other demographic changes – such as growing numbers of elderly, and people getting married and having children later than […]

Dogs to protect Rhinos in Kaziranga

Dogs to protect Rhinos in Kaziranga

GUWAHATI: Dogs are being trained to protect Rhinos in Assam statein northeast India.  Four new Belgian Malinois dogs are being trained to add to the existing two-member dog squad to assist anti-poaching operations in Kaziranga National Park and other rhino bearing areas of the State. The new dogs are being trained in an undisclosed location. […]

Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

NEW DELHI : Your local Ayurveda quack may be taking you for a ride, giving you lizard penises disguised as dried root medicine! An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday (June 23). The […]

Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand:  A three-day synchronised elephant census is going on  in four  states of Jharkhand, Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh today to avoid duplication and arrive at a more accurate count for the first time in India. Part of the 7th All India Elephant Census under Project Elephant, the census is deploying an identical set of […]

Shout out for Wildlife

Shout out for Wildlife

Imagine the world without any wildlife. How will the life be? Is it possible to survive without wildlife? Actually No, not at all. We all know that for the balance of the nature it is very important that we protect and save our wildlife. It is an intrinsic part of our life. It contributes to […]

Red-faced Tiger authority trains guns on BBC

Red-faced Tiger authority trains guns on BBC

After a BBC expose on dark doings in the forests of Kaziranga, certain government officials want to hide their embarrassment by calling for the (virtual) expulsion of  on the British Broadcasting Corporation reporter, and a bar on allowing BBC access to ‘protected forests’! It appears that there is a ‘shoot at sight’ policy that allows […]

Supreme Court says Stray Dogs have a Right to Life

Supreme Court says Stray Dogs have a Right to Life

New Delhi: It may be a dog’s life, but he’s got a right to live it! Culling and extermination are two different things, so stop bitching about being bitten by carnivorous canines! “Stray dogs have a right to live,” was how the Supreme Court reacted sharply today when a submission was made that such canines […]

Will Brother Tiger, Sister Rhino survive in booming India?

Will Brother Tiger, Sister Rhino survive in booming India?

India’s booming population and tourism industry, and the ongoing drought, are escalating contact and conflict between people and wildlife. Every year hundreds have their crops destroyed or farm animals killed – and, in some cases, are killed or injured themselves – by tigers, elephants, sloth bears and wild boars, as villages grow and spill over […]

Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

NEW DELHI – New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday (Oct 19), a month after India declared itself free of the disease. Riaz Khan zoo  spokesperson said tests had confirmed the birds died of the H5 strain of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. […]

New Kaziranga Express for North-east?

New Kaziranga Express for North-east?

NEW DELHI: There is a good news for those who are charmed by the northeast and want to explore its rich wildlife: The Ministry of Railways is working on a proposal to roll out a ‘Kaziranga Express’ for Assam. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, who is an MP from Assam, mooted the proposal […]

Pigeon arrested for threatening PM Modi!

Pigeon arrested for threatening PM Modi!

They’re arresting pigeons for threatening Prime Minister Modi! This may be a story for the birds, but the BBC says it’s true. Indian police say they took a pigeon into custody after it was found with a note threatening the prime minister. The bird was found near the border with Pakistan. “We took it into […]