Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicWildlife conservation

Topic: wildlife conservation

Only 10 wild buffaloes left, Chhattisgarh looks at surrogacy to boost state animal’s numbers

Chhattisgarh is getting wild buffaloes translocated from Assam, and will rely on surrogacy to ‘double the number in the next 2-3 years’.

Why 2020 is a good year for Indians at the Oscars and Emmys of wildlife film festivals

A tale of elephants in tribal Betta Kuruba language & documentary on manta ray smuggling are among India's offerings to the world’s biggest wildlife film festivals this year.

Another elephant found dead in Kerala with severe injuries in its mouth

The latest incident has occurred in the remote Attapadi region, which is close to Mannarkkad where a pregnant elephant had died 3 months ago.

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.

Covid proved that India needs a dedicated Wildlife Protection Authority

Studies show that 72 per cent of zoonotic diseases like Covid originate in wildlife, which is why it’s crucial to conserve natural habitats.

Elephants mysteriously dying in Botswana since March, more than 350 carcasses found

While 356 is the official number of carcasses found, researchers suggest it is possibly higher given their flights only covered a limited area.

We did the first survey of rusty-spotted and jungle cats in India. This is what we found

Studies of small cats have remained limited, with carnivore research in India being skewed towards large cats.

Activists suspect Chhattisgarh elephant deaths result of poaching, want shorter probe time

After 3 cow elephants were found dead last week on consecutive days, activists allege this could either be a case of poaching or intentional killing.

Elephant or wild pig, none should die in blast. Cuteness quotient must not guide conservation

The attitude of Indians towards animals swings from an innate reverence for select species to a pretty strong sadistic streak on a routine basis.

Human exploitation is changing leopard behaviour, with genetic costs

Using GPS collars, sightings and genetic samples, we gathered over 15 years of data to reconstruct home ranges and family pedigrees for 150 leopards in South Africa.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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