Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: wildlife

African experts to come calling as India prepares ground for cheetah reintroduction

Experts from South Africa and Namibia will arrive in April to check out potential habitats, while a team of Indian experts will go to Africa for training between May and August.

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'.

‘Silent’ Himalayan salamander surprises filmmaker duo with mating call, ‘ballet dance’

Tylototriton himalayanus is one of only two salamander species found in India and was discovered recently in 2015. It has not known to make any sounds, until now.

Blue sheep, ibex, snow leopards – How this Ladakh village stopped hunting and took to tourism

A remote village in Ladakh’s cold Markha Valley was so poor two decades ago that they took to hunting to survive. A sarpanch writes how they stopped.

Why India’s plan to reintroduce cheetahs can run into problems

In early 2020, the Supreme Court agreed that wildlife authorities could reintroduce the cheetah to India, 70 years after its local extinction.

Burnt homes, illnesses, damage to ecology — what Baghjan is left with months after OIL fire

NGT has recommended compensation for the affected families in Baghjan. But researchers say no ‘restorative process’ has been put in place.

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.

How women in Nagaland are breaking gender stereotypes in church leadership

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

India, China hit the most by US visa ban, second wave fear in South Korea & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

DGCA warns airports against easing wildlife control measures despite reduced air traffic

The DGCA mentioned birds and wildlife are expected to expand their environment in the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, increasing the risk of collision with aircrafts.

On Camera


US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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.