Squeezing ecological spaces
Boundaries are sometimes mere artefacts, and ecology is governed by different rules
‘Rogue elephant’ kills four in Odisha
Human-elephant conflict usually goes up during summer
How humans and lesser known carnivores can coexist
Researchers suggest preventing diversion of forests for development, reducing livestock depredation and increasing efficiency of compensatory …
'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
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
How Australia’s saltwater crocodiles are being made scapegoats amid increasing conflicts with humans
There is no evidence to prove that their increased migration is causing attacks on humans as news report claim
Leopard killed, skinned amid COVID-19 lockdown in Kashmir
The animal was killed in retaliation after it attacked a village in Kulgam district and injured several people
At least 103 saltwater crocodile nests counted in Odisha’s Bhitarkanika this year
Forest officials say it is a marginal increase from last year
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
Earth Day 2020: Wildlife runs wild amid COVID-19
With humans across the world cooped up in their homes due to COVID-19, wild animals have made appearances in human-dominated areas
Lurking in danger zone
Wild animals are increasingly moving out of protected areas. What should the government do to ensure their safety?
Tiger kills man near Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar
Victim was a farmer working in his paddy field when he was attacked