Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicEndangered species

Topic: Endangered species

Modify plan to protect Great Indian Bustard, it will work against climate goals, govt tells SC

Three ministries — Environment and Forest, New and Renewable Energy, and Power — have submitted a modification application with respect to an April 2021 SC order.

This bird has become the world’s first ‘digital species’ for conservation

The Seychelles magpie-robin is being offered as a limited-edition non-fungible token – a one-of-a-kind of digital content linked to an image or video.

98% of emperor penguin colonies could be extinct by 2100 as ice melts

Emperor penguins survive in a goldilocks zone — not too much or too little ice.

Wild animals exist beyond human control, need acceptance not enslavement, says new book

'Wild and Wilful' by Neha Sinha, published by Harper Collins, will be released on 26 March on ThePrint's 'Soft Cover'.

This smartphone game helps you save endangered species

More than 35,500 species are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List.

Aphrodisiac, meat & sport — why Arab royals hunt bustard in Pakistan & why India banned it

Hunting of Asian houbara bustard, a vulnerable species, is banned in Pakistan, but is used as something of a foreign policy instrument since Arab royals are allowed to do so.

31 species extinct, all freshwater dolphins threatened — IUCN releases updated Red List

In the Red List of Threatened Species released this month, 35,765 species are threatened with extinction, but there are some success stories as well.

Red pandas in India are being trafficked into extinction. And laws stand in the way

Exclusionary conservation policies are making the situation for endangered red pandas and pangolins worse in India’s Singalila National Park, argues a researcher.

Mystery gel-like substance on Moon that puzzled scientists solved. It’s not what you’d expect

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Interspecies social distancing — we need to give nature some space to save biodiversity

On International Day of Biodiversity 2020, we must recognize that biodiversity is the ‘toolbox’ that can provide us cures & solutions to crises like Covid-19.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.