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Captive, but not safe

Published on 28-Nov-2016
Lack of regulation: Thai officials believe at least 30% of the trafficked tigers come from captivity.

When the Thai authorities moved in to shut down a tiger zoo in a temple at the end of May, they exposed a lot...

The need for multifunctional land use strategies

Published on 28-Nov-2016
Infusing life: Protection of existing forests and afforestation of degraded ones help conserve and create carbon sinks.

Climate change is a global environmental and developmental problem. It poses risks for human and natural systems...

'Ambition of avocado' imperils monarch butterflies' winter home

Published on 28-Nov-2016
AT WHAT COST? Avocado orchards in Mexico pose a threat to the winter habitat of monarch butterflies.  PHOTO courtesy: Adriana Zehbrauskas/NYT

The green volcanic hills that tower above Aptzio de Jurez, Mexico have begun to fill with swarms of monarch butterflies...

Hurdles abound for migratory birds

Published on 21-Nov-2016
CLIPPED WINGS Migratory birds such as the greater flamingo (in picture) are finding it difficult to over come the challenges thrown at them by humans

Greatest threat The warming planet is creating irrevocable damages in the lives of birds whose very...

An ecosystem's lifeblood, flowing through gravel

Published on 21-Nov-2016
LET THEM FLOW Dams and diversions have far-reaching effects, leading to the long-term decline of the river ecosystem. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

River dynamics There is far more to mountain rivers than the water churning between their banks...

Illegal ivory mostly from recent elephant killings

Published on 21-Nov-2016
STRICT MEASURES Many countries are taking stringent steps to protect elephants from poachers

The illegal ivory trade is fuelled almost entirely by elephants that have been recently killed, say...

CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

Published on 14-Nov-2016
alarming The last time the CO2 was regularly above 400ppm was three to five million years ago.

Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for 'many generations'. The 400 parts per...

A peek into the State's biodiversity heritage site

Published on 14-Nov-2016
different A tamarind tree that was pulled apart by a lightning 80 years ago has developed into two full-fledged trees.

Nallur, a village in Devanahalli taluk, Karnataka hosts India's first biodiversity heritage site: a tamarind grove. The grove traces...

Climate is shaping a leaf peeper's paradise

Published on 14-Nov-2016
colourful An overview of Fall foliage on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. Photos by Ian Willms/NYT

A century ago, the flaming fall foliage in Nova Scotia, Canada would have long faded by early November. But today, some of the hills...

Taking a leap forward to save frogs

Published on 07-Nov-2016
VITAL Ochlandra Reed-bush frog

Powered by people Climate change and developmental activities are taking a toll on the frogs endemic...

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South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

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