जग बीती: 10 हजार ऊंटों की हत्या के मायने!
Simply Put: Australia's camels
Will Northern White Rhinos continue to roam on Earth
This paves the way for transferring the embryos into a surrogate, most possibly a Southern White Rhino to revive the animal population
Adequate water most important for plant diversity
A recent study shows how rainfall amount and temperature affects variety of plants in India's major biogeographic zones
Vital roles bees and other pollinators play in food chain
Pollination contributes to one-third of the world’s agricultural crops production, says Food and Agriculture Organization
New digital platform showcases environmental impact of humans
ZooArchNet would help biodiversity and archaeological researchers to standardise and publish zooarchaeological data
Can monetising camel products revive Rajasthan’s state animal?
Increased modernisation in the desert state such as roads and tractors has reduced the economic importance of camels
Brought back to life
Associate professor of anatomy at Mumbai Veterinary College, Santosh Gaikwad, is often called by forest departments, national parks and zoos …
R K Laxman and his love for common crow
Legendary cartoonist who passed away on Monday in Pune had a fascination for the crow, which he thought was a really ‘uncommon’ bird
In the past decade, eight bird species have been confirmed as extinct or close to extinction. Globally, there are more than 16,000 animals on the …
This is one of India's greatest contributions to the world
A fascinating history of how red jungle fowl from India is the progenitor of all chickens served across the world
Yak and reindeer herders meet on top of the world
Yak herders from Bhutan, Nepal, and China met with reindeer herders from Norway, Russia and found surprising commonalities in the challenges they …
When a critically endangered bird becomes elusive
Recently, Maharashtra's principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) AK Misra has started a novel scheme to save the critically endangered …
Illegal and ignominious world of wildlife trafficking
Analysing the magnitude and international nature of illegal trade of Indian wildlife species
World Wildlife Day: born free
A large part of biodiversity, especially fauna, is threatened due to human activity. Time and again, we have tried, and failed to restrict these …
Down To Earth speaks to conservation icon George Schaller
George Schaller on his life, accomplishments and the road ahead for world wildlife conservation
Back of Australia
The continent has an unlikely superlative: it has the world's largest feral camel population. RAJAT GHAI traces their origin from British India …
13 smarter ways to fight wildlife crime
Poachers will run out of luck with countries using these promising technological tools to detect wildlife crime and step up law enforcement
What is sixth extinction?
The planet is losing species at an alarming rate. What are the reasons? Are humans to be blamed?
Species that could vanish in 2015 if we don’t act now
Human-leopard conflict: big cats losing battle for survival
An estimated 60 leopards are killed in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh each year
जग बीती: बाघ संरक्षण के बहाने!
WRCS denies allegations of irregularities in owl conservation efforts
Wildlife Research and Conservation Society has issued the following rejoinder to a Down To Earth report (published August 19), titled Forest dept …
मेरुदंड वाले जीवों पर मंडराता खतरा
डाउन टू अर्थ की स्टेट ऑफ इंडियाज एनवायरनमेंट 2020 इन फिगर्स रिपोर्ट बताती है कि दुनिया में 889 मेरुदंड वाले जीवों पर विलुप्ति का ...
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