Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: wildlife

What we saw when we set up cameras for one of the most thorough surveys of African rainforest

Five field teams walked a forest the size of Wales to deploy 160 camera traps in 743 places. This unprecedented effort produced more than 16,000 video clips.

You can now view a live safari from South African reserves in your living room

Virtual safaris from Kruger National Park, Ngala Private Game Reserve and Djuma Private Game Reserve are being live streamed by Wild Earth and AndBeyond.

It’ll take more than a safari to ensure endangered species stay protected now

The hit to ecotourism will see communities deprived of revenue look elsewhere for income, threatening conservation efforts.

Making of Wild Karnataka, the first Indian wildlife film to be released in theatres

4K ultra-HD film Wild Karnataka took 4 yrs & 400 hrs of footage, and is the first Indian movie to be narrated by legendary natural historian David Attenborough.

How a tiger is poached in India in 2019: Breaking down the supply chain

Thirty-five tigers have already been poached in India in 2019. The last thing that forest officials in tiger reserves across India want to hear is that a Bahelia gang is in town.

Pench national park has a problem of two states and one forest

The Pench forests, which inspired the Jungle Book, are spread over Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. But does nature care for borders?

A newly discovered comet is likely to be from interstellar space

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

Kaziranga needs to flood to survive, real problem is roads & hotels in animal escape path

During floods, wild animals migrate towards Karbi-Anglong hills — an act of survival embedded in their DNA. But the animal corridors are now cramped.

We went deep into remote Cambodian jungles to ensure rare Siamese crocodiles had enough food

Our only reliable indication of the crocodiles' diet came from scats (crocodile poo) collected along the river banks inhabited by remnant populations.

Indian forests don’t have space for more tigers. What will the tiger lobby do now?

Barring a few well-meaning supporters, most others who jumped on the ‘save tiger’ bandwagon were spurred by the scent of easy money.

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.