Amphibians

  • Kerala CM launches India's first seaplane service 03-06-2013 05:56 AM

    Kollam: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday launched the country's first seaplane service from the backwaters in Kollam. Initially, the six-seater 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...
  • DU scientist works for saving the frog 31-10-2012 10:33 AM

    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...
  • 30 Minutes: Mad about frogs! 16-10-2011 10:15 AM

    This week on 30 Minutes special, CNN-IBN Environment Editor, Bahar Dutt travels through the Western Ghats with scientists in search of the lost amphibians of India. ...
  • This week on CNN-IBN 30 Minutes: Mad about frogs! 12-10-2011 04:42 PM

    This week on 30 Minutes special, CNN-IBN 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 14-02-2011 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi University scientists have rediscovered five species of frogs not been seen since the last 50-100 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 27-10-2010 11:22 AM

    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 18-29 UN biodiversity summit, being...