A dominant, intelligent species like humans will always be bad news for many of the other species on the planets where they evolve
COVID-19 lockdown impacts rhododendron flower collection in Uttarakhand
The hopper bands in Wayanad are not locusts
Keeping the ‘Green Hills’ truly green
Exploitation changes leopard behaviour with long-term genetic costs
Removing too many individuals, especially of a particular age or sex, can destabilise a population
World Migratory Birds Day: Save the gulls of the Sangam
Siberian gulls, who migrate to the Triveni Sangam in winter, die because of eating plastic; their habits also change ...
A bird, its photographs and a serendipitous discovery
Using photographs provided online, we found that information given in field guides regarding the Variable Wheatear was in need ...
Wild canids should be recognised as flagbearers to expand India’s conservation enterprise
As most canid habitats are in human-dominated landscapes, we must modify our notion of ‘conservation’ so that both, wildlife ...
World Veterinary Day 2020: How animal welfare by vets can help prevent future outbreaks
Poor animal welfare standards in the food chain is instrumental to the origin of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
India’s wildlife is under threat from free roaming dogs
The Animal Birth Control Rules for dog management are unscientific and being challenged in the Supreme Court
Russian poplars and COVID-19: Myths, facts and the road ahead
The Jammu and Kashmir administration ordered felling of female Russian poplars to contain COVID-19 spread; the high court ordered ...
A unique institution for a beloved insect
The Tropical Butterfly Conservatory in Tiruchirappallai is a boon to the people of India
Three flagship marshland species found in Odisha's Chilika lake
Fishing Cat, Smooth-coated Otter and Eurasian Otter populations detected in Chilika brings attention to India’s largest contiguous marshland
India needs to secure Pallas’s cats in its Trans-Himalayas
The unknown status and handful of records in India about this small felid are an opportunity to reveal facts ...
Weaving insect wildlife back into the tapestry of life
The fate of insects is entwined with that of people and of many other vertebrates
India needs to set a new conservation agenda for mahseer
Historical misidentification, release into wrong areas as well as dam construction, all are imperilling this most iconic of Asia’s ...
India needs to protect its wetland flora
Wetland flora help maintain ecological balance and need to be conserved. However, only 68 wetlands are protected in India so ...
A dolphin paradise, in the middle of chaos
Barely 45 minutes away from Varanasi, is a patch of the Ganga that is dolphin heaven
Could invisible aliens really exist among us? An astrobiologist explains
A popular suggestion for an alternative biochemistry is one based on silicon rather than carbon
Himalayan ‘gold rush’: Growing livelihood reliance on lucrative and vulnerable trade
Trading in caterpillar fungus has bolstered livelihood in western Himalayas but also raised worries of exploitation
Wood Buffalo National Park: A shining symbol of wild North America
The second-largest national park on the planet is a spectacular natural wilderness area rich in biodiversity
Stop displaying elephants at the Sonepur fair
The elephant is India’s National Heritage Animal and displaying it at Sonepur only encourages the brutal and illegal trade ...
Red wolf: A canid’s cautionary tale
The story of America’s red wolves is a warning and one we will see retold again and again by ...
Canada goose, a prominent symbol of North American wildlife
The species that feeds predominantly on aquatic and terrestrial vegetation has a pan-continental distribution
Run-up to World Tiger Day: Can India become a tiger utopia?
The country should put more emphasis on educating people and changing their attitudes, so that a doubled tiger population ...