World Environment Day 2016: Sustaining our wildlife
We must depart from narrow solutions and find opportunities in our mountain landscapes to secure larger habitats, writes ICIMOD's Rajan Kotru
Rhesus macaque declared vermin in Himachal Pradesh
Minister Maneka Gandhi has criticised the environment ministry's recent decisions to declare some animals as vermin
'Lions’ presence in human-dominated areas is neither new nor surprising'
Wildlife expert and authority on Gir lions Ravi Chellam, who is currently the executive director of Greenpeace India, talks about attacks on humans
Gir deaths: one lion, two lionesses found guilty
While the lion killed and ate a teenager, the lionesses were not involved in attacking and killing, and ate leftover body parts
'Mission Tiger will make an emotional appeal to poachers to save the big cat'
Poachers come from very poor backgrounds and some poach for as meagre as Rs 2000 per tiger
"Snow leopard habitat may be lost due to climate change"
The snow leopard is facing a huge threat from climate change and a hostile human population in Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Nawaz, an authority on the …
Three of Namibia’s most famous lion family were poisoned – why?
Ongoing drought means increased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia
About 65 million people were living in forced displacement at the end of 2015
A new report by World Bank assesses the global refugee crisis and examines solutions. Quick facts from the report
Tiger death rate in India highest since 2010
Even in the neighbouring Bangladesh, declining tiger population is a major concern
Yemen: Water and energy in times of war
Water production has been seriously hampered as fewer public wells are operational due to war damage, lack of maintenance and unavailability of fuel
About 9.4 million people in need of food assistance in Syria; 716,000 more than in 2015
The production of wheat in Syria reduced by an alarming 55 per cent in 2015-2016
Elephant dies after falling in a pit at Patanjali project site in Assam
A total of three elephants fell in the pit, prompting questions on allocation of land in a possible elephant corridor to the company
Manipur: the bejewelled land shrouded in conflicts, resource scarcity
Sense of deprivation, lack of basic necessities and fear of falling out of government's favour perpetuate ethnic clashes
Uttarakhand: as problems pile up, youths see wisdom in migration
The ecologically-sensitive state is crying for government interventions on several fronts
'Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson’s accuracy of description is very much in question'
Bruce D. Patterson is the MacArthur Curator of Mammals at the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is also an …
Leopard kills forester in Uttarakhand; authorities suspect it to be a man-eater
The staff of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve was attacked in the Motichur range in Raiwala area
A tool to settle scores
Contests over water are set to increase, intensify
At least 750,000 children at risk of contracting water-borne diseases in Eastern Ukraine: UNICEF
Eastern Ukraine’s drinking water supply has been affected as vital water infrastructures are damaged due to the conflict
Maharashtra High Court quashes shoot-at-sight order against tiger
The court observed that the order was passed in violation of guidelines issued by the National Tiger Conservation Authority
Damage to crop and livestock from wildlife continues to be high despite mitigation efforts: study
AS per the study, 71 per cent of the households surveyed had suffered crop loss, and 17 per cent livestock loss
Why are leopards in Rajaji turning man-eaters?
Leopards in the Rajaji National Park have killed over a dozen people in the past year. Why is the big cat choosing humans over its natural prey?
The catch in conservation
Ullas Karanth has many lessons to offer to make wildlife management in India more scientific
Why are vanilla growers in Madagascar struggling to survive?
Farmers in Madagascar, world's largest vanilla-exporting country, live in poverty and constant fear of losing their crop to theft
Can changing crop pattern foil elephant raids to farmlands?
Farmers in eastern Indian states are replacing paddy with alternative crops to prevent elephant attacks. The question is can this experiment be …
Half the global snake bite deaths happen in India. Why are we not prepared?
WHO now recognises snakebite as a neglected disease. But India, which has the highest number of snakebite deaths, is woefully ill-prepared in …