The ‘migration mortality’ hypothesis, highlighted by two scientific journals, is not backed by data, says the study’s author Chip Taylor
Forest dept finds irregularities in non-profit’s owl conservation efforts
As dingoes grow in size, should we blame pesticides?
Global Eco Watch: Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to ‘point of no return’
Conservationists slam draft of new government report on elephants
It fails to understand the ecology of elephants, they say
Global Eco Watch: Mauritius declares environmental emergency
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Global Eco Watch: Atlantic Salmon returning to Maine river after dam removals
Scientists map black swan genome to better understand immune response
Black swans are highly susceptible to the bird flu virus and the scientists hope to uncover clues to prevent ...
In the shadow of the tiger, its co-predators are suffering
Hyenas, dholes, wolves, jackals and sloth bears’ ranges are shrinking and a tiger-centric policy cannot revive them, a new ...
When exactly did the tiger colonise the Indian subcontinent?
Down To Earth popped the question to geneticists, historians and experts on the cat superstar. Here is what we ...
Nearly 3 bln animals perished in Australian bushfires: WWF study
An estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and 2.5 billion reptiles affected
Global Eco Watch: Polar bears could become extinct by 2100, says study
Global Eco Watch: European Bison to be introduced into Kentish woodland
Book Digest: Dispatches from 40 forgotten civilisations, Wuhan under lockdown and more
From stories of wildlife in unforeseen form to rise of environmental illnesses, DTE tracks new, contemporary books on environment and ...
Winged wonders: We should not resent bats, because we need them
The pandemic has magnified fear of bats, but their conservation is crucial to prevent such events from arising again
Nano technology enables scientists to study migrations of Pied Cuckoo
The project is the first to study the species, which is closely linked to the arrival of the south ...
World Snake Day 2020: Unique pilot project uses telemetry to tackle snake bite problem
The technology is used to inform rural people about the movements of snakes so that they may steer clear ...
Human flux affects stray dog behaviour in India: IISER study
Kind treatment of dogs is reciprocated; they must also be allowed to scavenge for their meal and sterilised, the ...
More than Rs 25 crore for Asiatic lions unspent despite 331 deaths
Positions of forest guards, veterinarians and foresters are lying vacant and a vaccine is yet to be developed
Pangolin scale seizures jumped 10 times between 2014 and 2018: UN report
Pangolins have, recently, been vilified because of reports that linked them to the emergence of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) ...
DTE Exclusive: Govt report blames half of Gir lion deaths in January-May this year on diseases
The other half died of natural causes, snake bite, electrocution and by falling into wells
Global Eco Watch: 1.2 million Indians died of snake bites in last 20 years
Not only honey bees, native bees may also be facing a ‘pandemic’: Scientists
The extent of pathogen impact on solitary bees is unknown, but it is crucial as they comprise majority of ...
Elephant found dead in Odisha’s Keonjhar, third within a month
Forest officials believe the dead elephant belonged to a herd of elephants roaming in the area
Bhitarkanika: Man taken by estuarine croc in fatal attack
The man, a milk supplier, was waiting to ford a crocodile-inhabited river when he was dragged and taken