AMPHIBIANS

  • Kerala CM launches India's first seaplane service June 3, 2013

    Kollam: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday launched the country's first seaplane service from the backwaters in Kollam. Initially, the sixseater Cessna 206 H amphibian aircraft will be utilised for this service, which will be launched officially for tourists in August 2013. "By the end of this year, four more...
  • DU scientist works for saving the frog October 31, 2012

    Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary: While tigers and elephants figure high on our priority lists, few in India know the importance of amphibians. But a scientist at the Delhi University is turning the tide in favour of the humble frog. In rainswept Koyna, Maharashtra, a group goes on a mission, looking for tiny...
  • Malayali scientist discovers new amphibians February 22, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Malayali scientist SD Biju, workingat the University of Delhi, has done it again. This time around, he has discovered a whole family of legless amphibians from Northeast India, with ancient links to Africa, a research finding that has just been published in a journal no less than the Proceedings...
  • A new family of legless amphibians discovered February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: It's a great moment for conservation science. A group of Indian scientists has discovered an entire new family of amphibians in North East India. It's not a worm, its not a snake. It's a caecilianor what is known as a legless amphibian. Scientists from Delhi University have discovered...
  • 30 Minutes: Mad about frogs! October 16, 2011

    This week on 30 Minutes special, CNNIBN Environment Editor, Bahar Dutt travels through the Western Ghats with scientists in search of the lost amphibians of India. ...
  • This week on CNNIBN 30 Minutes: Mad about frogs! October 12, 2011

    This week on 30 Minutes special, CNNIBN Environment Editor, Bahar Dutt travels through the Western Ghats with scientists in search of the lost amphibians of India. We take you on a journey, which starts on the forest floor introducing tiny amphibians said to be the barometer of the forest, some...
  • Five frog species rediscovered in India February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhi University scientists have rediscovered five species of frogs not been seen since the last 50100 years. The scientists were a part of a nationwide ambitious project to send out scientists, researchers and school children to look for 50 lost amphibians of India of which nothing is known...
  • A fifth of world's life at extinction risk October 27, 2010

    Nagoya (Japan): A fifth of the world's mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are in imminent danger of going extinct, says this year's edition of the benchmark IUCN Red List. The percentages of threatened invertebrates and plants are similar. Releasing the findings at the Oct 1829 UN biodiversity summit, being attended...