Asian-Elephant

International protection for Great Indian Bustard, Bengal Florican and Asian Elephant

India’s proposal to include Great Indian Bustard, Asian Elephant and Bengal Florican in Appendix I of UN Convention on migratory species was unanimously accepted today at the ongoing thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) in Gandhinagar as per information available from PIB. Asian Elephant The Government of India has…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the key UN Summit on migratory species

Hosting CMS COP-13 is a significant step towards wildlife conservation in India: Shri Prakash Javadekar The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme, is going to be hosted by India during 17th to…

Tiger

Not all animals migrate by choice

Campaign launched by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of India and UN Environment aimed at airports across India as per reports by PIB. Tiger, Pangolin, Star Tortoise and Tokay Gecko featured in the campaign. In India, illegal trade in wildlife has seen a sharp rise in recent years. Ahead of the International Day of Biological Diversity…

Eastern bearded dragon

Invasive Species, Climate Change Threaten Australia’s Reptiles– IUCN Red List

The update of Red List states that Australia’s lizards and snakes vulnerability to invasive alien species, which includes the poisonous feral cats and Cane Toad. Philip Bowles, Coordinator of IUCN SSC Snake and Lizard Red List Authority said that these species have a threat from habitat loss due to invasive development, weeds, and fire. If…

Honeybee-apis

How Bees Are Saving Elephants on Railway Tracks

A device has been put by The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) that increases the buzz of moving honeybees which is a natural nemesis of elephants. This experiment is working quite good and is conducted along the corridors near tracks which are surrounded by wild herds. Some wildlife officials said that despite their big size and thick…

Anguilla vulgaris

Cocaine in Rivers Harming Endangered Eels, Study Finds

It is found by scientists that eels that are exposed to cocaine are more likely to suffer from issues like impaired gills and damaged muscles. A study has reported that eels become not only hyperactive but also suffer from various diseases when tiny amounts of cocaine are flushed into rivers. These small pieces cause impaired gills,…

Honey bee

The Buzz About World Bee Day

Experts, scientists, farmers, and enthusiasts got together to observe May 20 as the first World Bee Day. The United Nations declared May 20 as the World Bee Day in 2017 to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators, the threats they face today and their contribution to the food chain and sustainable development. In December…

Mary River turtle

Rockstar Turtle on Endangered List

Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus) is one of a few types of cloaca-breathing turtles, which inhale submerged utilizing specific organs in their regenerative organs. This enables it to stay submerged for up to 72 hours. The Mary River turtle is a vast freshwater turtle endemic to the Mary River in Queensland, Australia. Strikingly, this turtle…