Squeezing ecological spaces
Boundaries are sometimes mere artefacts, and ecology is governed by different rules
'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 …
'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
Leopards of Jawai: a failing success story?
A thriving tourism industry has come up in Jawai thanks to frequent leopard sightings
शोधकर्ताओं ने खोजा हिम तेंदुओं को बचाने का रास्ता
हिम तेंदुओं के संरक्षण में स्थानीय समुदायों को शामिल कर…
What is the exact procedure to remove a man eater?
The killing of Avni, the Yavatmal tigress, has raised this question. Here are the answers
Odisha lost 179 elephants to electrocution since 2000
The state lost 102 pachyderms over the last 8 years alone, data shows
India's ready to shoot man eater, man killer animals, but doesn't know the difference
Down To Earth speaks to five eminent conservationists on the nuances of these two terms and if their usage is justified in today’s world
The future of the chimpanzee
On the first-ever World Chimpanzee Day, we should consider the ways we can ensure that future human generations can enjoy sharing the earth with …
How J&K reduced snow leopard attacks on livestock
Herders in villages on the outskirts of Ladakh's Hemis National Park were involved in initiatives that helped reduce attacks on livestock and …
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 …
Three of Namibia’s most famous lion family were poisoned – why?
Ongoing drought means increased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia
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
'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
God’s own country or elephants’ graveyard?
A host of reasons ranging from poaching to intake of plastic, poisonous articles and electrocution have been attributed to deaths
Jumbo without a jungle
Experts from the fields of history and conservation tell Down To Earth about why, despite featuring so frequently in Indian history and culture, …
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
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
Lurking in danger zone
Wild animals are increasingly moving out of protected areas. What should the government do to ensure their safety?
Uttarakhand: as problems pile up, youths see wisdom in migration
The ecologically-sensitive state is crying for government interventions on several fronts
Rhesus macaque declared vermin in Himachal Pradesh
Minister Maneka Gandhi has criticised the environment ministry's recent decisions to declare some animals as vermin
Kenya is losing about 100 lions each year for the past decade
Pastoral communities in Kenya are on a warpath with the endangered lions as habitats are disappearing
Environment ministry may allow hunting of ‘nuisance’ wild animals
Union minister Prakash Javadekar plans to implement rules for killing overpopulated wildlife species for saving life and property
West Bengal’s tea-tribe voters have a jumbo problem
Workers in Majherdabri tea estate say no candidate is addressing their fear of elephant attacks
Indian conservationist wins prestigious Whitley Award
A single man’s fight to protect elephants has reduced man-animal conflict in Tamil Nadu