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Born free, to be put on display

Published on 20-Jun-2016
According  to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, all species and  subspecies of wild apes rank as endangered or critically  endangered, and in all cases, the trends point  implacably downward...

Harambe, the 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla shot dead at the Cincinnati Zoo, USA, recently after a 3-year-old boy...

Conservation challenges

Published on 20-Jun-2016
serene A view of the Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary; (above) a red-headed vulture. photos by author

Barely 3 years old, the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) is facing major conservation challenges...

More evidence for India-Madagascar connections

Published on 20-Jun-2016

Millions of years ago, all the land on this earth was part of a single huge supercontinent. When the supercontinent ...

SNIPPETS

Published on 13-Jun-2016
fascinating The underwater remains of what was thought to be a long-lost Greek city, found close to the Zakynthos island. University of Athens/NYT

This summer's science horror blockbuster is a remake: Return of the Leaping Electric Eel...

Standing tall: how and why

Published on 13-Jun-2016
higher An undated photo of 'Misha', the Rothschild Giraffe, at the Perth Zoo in Australia. Daniel Scarparolo/Perth Zoo

Researchers are studying gene-coding sequences to reveal clues to the age-old mystery of how the giraffe evolved...

Gently keeping the giants away

Published on 13-Jun-2016
traps Chilli smoke is generated by burning chilli and tobacco; photo courtesy: wrcs

It is possible to keep away elephants from farms without resorting to violence. Gana Kedlaya finds out....

At nature's mercy

Published on 06-Jun-2016
TOUGH TIMES Inclement weather conditions have severely affected the availability of 'kaincha' grass in Odisha. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

LAST STRAW Climate change is threatening to eclipse the livelihood of artisans by affecting the availability...

To hunt for the red-spotted newt

Published on 06-Jun-2016
INTRIGUING A salamander from Paugussett State Forest, USA, where wildlife biologists are taking samples to test for a dangerous fungus

ON THE EDGE Many species of salamander in the United States may be on the brink of a deadly fungal assault, finds out James Gorman...

Where the 'vermins' fight for survival...

Published on 06-Jun-2016
NUISANCE? Nilgais are declared as vermins in some districts of Uttarakhand

So what exactly is the situation when a species is declared 'vermin', I asked a lawyer working...

Bhutan shows the way

Published on 30-May-2016
affected In spite of being a carbon-neutral country, Bhutan is vulnerable to climate change.

Nestled in the Himalayas between India and China, Bhutan or the 'Land of the Thunder Dragon' is one of the most pristine...

Photo Gallery
Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture to congratulate Athlete Dutee chand

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture to congratulate Athlete Dutee chand

Cricketer Virat Kohli sings the national anthem during the opening ceremony of the Pro Kabaddi...

Cricketer Virat Kohli sings the national anthem during the opening ceremony of the Pro Kabaddi...

Security forces inspecting the CRPF bus which was attacked by militants on Srinagar-Jammu National..

Security forces inspecting the CRPF bus which was attacked by militants on Srinagar-Jammu National..

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at a roza iftar party in Lucknow...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at a roza iftar party in Lucknow...

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez during the launch of Aeropostale store in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez during the launch of Aeropostale store in Mumbai...

Two planes perform a dramatic fly past, during a display of the Red Arrows Display Team...

Two planes perform a dramatic fly past, during a display of the Red Arrows Display Team...

Local train on water logged railway track in Thane on Saturday. Local train services...

Local train on water logged railway track in Thane on Saturday. Local train services...

The launch of New Audi R8 V10 Plus in Hyderabad on Saturday...

The launch of New Audi R8 V10 Plus in Hyderabad on Saturday...

Siberian tigers play in the pool of their enclosure to cool themselves in the zoo...

Siberian tigers play in the pool of their enclosure to cool themselves in the zoo...

BJP activists holding a protest in front of Ram Remple in Bhubaneswar on Friday...

BJP activists holding a protest in front of Ram Remple in Bhubaneswar on Friday...

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