Bengal Monitor Lizard

5 Animals you’ll be surprised to Know Are the Most Trafficked in India

‘Chinkara killed by poachers’, ‘International Red Sanders, smuggler nabbed’, ‘Poachers caught with endangered turtles’ Do these headlines sound familiar? Illegal wildlife trade has increased tremendously and depleted wildlife reserve in India. After drug trafficking, human trafficking, arms trafficking, animal trafficking is the fourth-largest crime observed in the world. To avoid wildlife trafficking, we have various laws in place. The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, Indian Penal Code and The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 are put together to protect40

Conservation Landscaping

Conservation Landscaping for Wildlife Habitat

Conservation landscaping sometimes also called “beneficial landscaping” refers to the environmentally-friendly landscapes to conserve local plants, wildlife habitats, for controlling pollution and enhance the worth of water, as well as overall environment conditions. In America, people spend numerous hours each year in managing grass on their property lawns. Millions of Dollars, time, and efforts are used in taking care of garden lawns manually. Thousands of water gallons are used for lawn irrigation and much of the soil left non-replaced or40

Indian Tiger

Pilibhit gets a Tiger Reserve

Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit city is soon getting its own tiger reserve. It would be the third tiger reserve at Pilibhit and the 45th in India. UP had the first tiger reserve in the form of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The state has around 118 tigers. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is spread over 73,024.98 hectares and is home to nearly 30 tigers and many other endangered species. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is located in Pilibhit district, Lakhimpur Kheri District and Bahraich District of Uttar40

Bengal Florican

Bengal Florican, Lesser Florican among fifteen endangered bird species

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Yale University have done a study of 100 Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species worldwide. As per the study, Bengal Florican, Lesser Florican, Great Indian Bustard, Sociable Lapwing and Jerdon’s Courser are under threat due to destruction of their habitat of grasslands and scrub forests. The 15 Indian species in the EDGE list compiled by ZSL and Yale University include the Bengal Florican, Forest Owlet, Red-headed Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Jerdon’s Courser, Lesser40

Green opportunity

Volunteer needed for Centre for Wildlife Studies in Rajasthan

Job Title: Volunteer needed for Centre for Wildlife Studies in Rajasthan Location: Rajasthan Description: Dr. Krithi K. Karanth and collaborators are in search of volunteers for helping in data collection. Volunteers need to be fluent in Hindi and/ Rajasthani dialects. Job Description: Volunteers should be ready to work as team members, visit villages and experience rural India. Good people skills are extremely important. Simple vegetarian food and rudimentary field accommodation is available. Travel expenses to be borne by the participants.40

Indian Tiger

That Showbiz Hunting…

Vanity has many forms and for the macho male, an assertion of his male dominance frequently takes the form of not being afraid, of taking danger in his stride. But is it really a courageous effort to take down and shoot an animal that perhaps is not even aware of your presence or what is going to befall it when it’s out to have food or water? This is precisely what has been happening over the course of a few40

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MoEF Invites Nominations for Dr.Salim Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award

Ministry of Environment and Forests has invited nominations for the instituted Dr. Salim Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award for the year 2013. The details are available on the Ministry’s website Dr. Salim Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award and Shri KailashSankhla National Wildlife Fellowship Award for Research/Experimental projects on avian wildlife and mammalian wildlife were instituted by MoEF in 1995 and 1996 respectively. The awards were instituted to commemorate the memory of these wildlife conservationists so as to inspire and40

Project Consultant at WII – Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand

Wildlife Institute of India (WII), invites applications for Project Consultant Project Title : “Development and maintenance of studbooks for selected endangered species in Indian zoos” Qualification : Candidates must possess a Ph.D. Degree in Zoology/Wildlife Science/ Life Science from a recognized University. Desirable : Research experience in field of animal ecology, behavioural sciences, population management and understanding of management of captive animals and ex-situ conservation. No of Post : 01 Emoluments : Rs.40000 Age : 50 Yrs via