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Animal farms that fuel illegal trade

Published on 19-Jun-2017
threatened Tigers in cages at a zoo in Laos. The zoo also has deers, bears and other animals. PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Dean/NYT

The tiger paced back and forth in its cage, groaning mournfully. A second big cat ...

Termites, the indicators of an ecosystem

Published on 19-Jun-2017
termite diversity Two types of termite mounds, lenticular and cathedral, are commonly seen in the forests of South India.

The arrival of monsoon brings with it a much-needed respite from the heat of the summer...

Newly discovered spider species of Western Ghats

Published on 19-Jun-2017
distinctive spider: Paraplectana rajashree.  PHOTOS BY sumukha J N

Save for the few cobwebs that lurk in the corners of my home, my encounters with spiders...

Efforts to restore the ecology of Thar desert

Published on 12-Jun-2017
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jodhpur. PHOTO BY AUTHOR

As I enter the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park in Jodhpur through a 17th century...

Ways to reduce human-leopard conflicts

Published on 12-Jun-2017
Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre, Pune rehabilitates leopards caught in conflict and alsoworks to reduce human-leopard conflicts. PHOTO BY AUTHOR

Unlike tigers that prefer forest areas free from human and cattle populations, the Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) has adapted to human dominated landscapes. Its...

An eye for beauty

Published on 12-Jun-2017
EVOLVEDATTRACTIONThe choices of female birds can producemale birds that are incredibly colourful, and somethat are elaborate dancers or designers of striking boudoirs.

Not long ago, a physicist at Stanford posed a rhetorical question that took...

In the lap of nature, high on the mountains

Published on 05-Jun-2017
Captivating, A view of the Great Himalayan National Park. Photo by Nirlep Dhutwalia

With the bus engine roaring, our second trek in the Great Himalayan National...

Antarctica's response to a warming world

Published on 05-Jun-2017
Huge difference, Layers deposited during periods when the West Antarctic Ice Sheet was extensive will contrast those from times when glaciers were absent.

A tangle of tubes, cables, and actuators - MeBo looks as though it could...

The importance of stopover habitats

Published on 05-Jun-2017
Travelling great distances

The bright red vent of a bird that's surprisingly round as it sleeps is...

Southeast Asia is in the grip of a biodiversity crisis

Published on 29-May-2017
Southeast Asia has lost 14.5% of forests in the last 15 years.

Rich in wildlife, Southeast Asia includes at least six of the world...

Photo Gallery
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa speak...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa speak...

Shiv Sena workers protest against and torch the photos of separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq...

Shiv Sena workers protest against and torch the photos of separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq...

Police escort escaped prisoner Sayed Mohammed Said from India folowing his capture and return...

Police escort escaped prisoner Sayed Mohammed Said from India folowing his capture and return...

People revel in, and birds flock fly about the high tide at the Marine drive, in Mumbai on...

People revel in, and birds flock fly about the high tide at the Marine drive, in Mumbai on...

Hindu devotees give money to a decorated elephant outside the Jagannath temple on the eve of the...

Hindu devotees give money to a decorated elephant outside the Jagannath temple on the eve of the...

Demonstrators walk behind a police officer during an anti-fascist march, in central, London...

Demonstrators walk behind a police officer during an anti-fascist march, in central, London...

A burning stunt man can be seen during a press viewing of the Stoertebeker Festival on the...

A burning stunt man can be seen during a press viewing of the Stoertebeker Festival on the...

A Dassault Rafale fighter takes part to a flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at...

A Dassault Rafale fighter takes part to a flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at...

Jools Holland performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury...

Jools Holland performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury...

People move around themselves fire's torch during the San Juan night in the small Pyrenees...

People move around themselves fire's torch during the San Juan night in the small Pyrenees...

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