Species

  • Daily wager guarding endangered animals killed by tiger 21-10-2013 11:18 PM

    A daily wage employee of Corbett Tiger Reserve, who was attacked by a tiger while he was patrolling in the park three days ago, succumbed to the injuries on Monday. The incident occurred on 18th of this month when the victim, identified as Rakesh Sharma, was patrolling at a hilly...
  • World Environment Day special: Saving India's Western Ghats 06-06-2013 11:30 AM

    The Western Ghats is not just a place of breathtaking natural beauty but also a biodiversity zone where many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna flourish. But unrestricted mining, quarrying and huge infrastructure projects are endangering the fragile ecology of the region. This year on World Environment Day,...
  • Beaked whale, world's rarest, spotted in Pacific Ocean 06-11-2012 10:19 AM

    Wellington: The world's rarest whale species - the spade-toothed beaked whale has been spotted for the first time by scientists of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean. "This is the first time a spade-toothed beaked whale has been seen as a complete specimen, and we were lucky enough to find...
  • Updated Encyclopedia of Life: Aardvark to Zono 06-09-2011 07:39 PM

    Washington: Remember when 30,000 kinds of plants and animals sounded like a lot? That was three years ago. When the Encyclopedia of Life released its first online version in February 2008, it offered 30,000 pages on individual species. Version 2, released this week, features some 700,000 species pages and more...
  • How many species on Earth? 8.7 mn give or take 24-08-2011 03:34 PM

    Singapore: Scientists have yet to discover, or classify, about 90 per cent of the plant and animal species on Earth, which is estimated to be home to just under 9 million species, a study says. The study, published in the open-access journal PLoS Biology on Wednesday, vastly increases the estimated...
  • Only 73 Black-Necked cranes left in India 01-05-2011 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Black Necked Crane found only in the high altitude wetlands of China, Tibet, Bhutan and India, is fighting for its survival today in India. A latest survey shows that there is viable population of a mere 73 out of which there are 15 breeding pairs left in...
  • Assam makes effort to preserve rain forest 13-02-2011 03:35 PM

    Dibrugarh, Assam: In a bid to conserve India's easternmost rainforest here, home to seven wildcat species, authorities are trying to promote the wildlife preserve as an eco-tourism destination by involving the local populace. The first Rainforest Festival is being held on the banks of the Burhidihing at Jeypore in this...
  • Latest weapons in fight against sea lamprey 03-01-2011 01:56 PM

    Huron Beach, Michigan: In the never-ending battle to prevent blood-sucking sea lamprey from wiping out some of the most popular fish species in the Great Lakes, biologists are developing new weapons that exploit three certainties in the eel-like parasites' lives: birth, sex and death. Researchers are beginning the third and...
  • 35,000 plant species yet to be identified 08-12-2010 07:00 PM

    London: Of the estimated 70,000 species of flowering plants yet to be described by scientists, more than half are lying unknown and unrecognised in collections around the world, a new study suggests. A lack of resources for collections of plant specimens known as 'herbaria' and a lack of experts who...
  • Watch: Bees in the list of vanshing species 18-09-2009 01:28 PM

    CNN-IBN's Juhi Chaudhary finds out why the bee is losing its buzz. ...
  • Watch: New species of frog discovered 04-02-2009 11:28 PM

    The discovery of 12 new frog species in the Western Ghats is a big boost. ...
  • Angry Dhar villagers lynch leopard 03-01-2009 08:06 PM

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  • UP villagers brutally kill rare Gangetic Dolphin 08-05-2008 08:47 PM

    Chennai: The inaugural match of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will have the defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on the Harbhajan Singh-led Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. Sachin Tendulkar has decided to step down as skipper of the Mumbai franchise, handing...
  • Mystery epidemic puts gharial on the brink 10-01-2008 01:44 PM

    Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that the team should just focus on the task ahead in the World Cup final. ...
  • World's oldest oranguatan dies at 55 in Florida zoo 31-12-2007 04:59 PM

    Mumbai: New Zealand's in-form Ross Taylor and opener Brendon McCullum blitzed Canada Sunday, helping to fire the Black Caps into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thumping 97-run win in Mumbai. New Zealand scored a mammoth 358 for 6 in their 50 overs and it proved too much for the...
  • Endangered ghariyals dying of unknown causes 12-12-2007 11:04 PM

    New Delhi: England will set foot in the subcontinent with two faces: one that conquered the Ashes and the other that became a punching bag in the ODIs against traditional rivals Australia. But the best thing for them will be if they arrive as the World Twenty20 champions. Much of...
  • Salman's case is tip of poaching iceberg 25-08-2007 03:24 AM

    There are over 15,000 wildlife crime cases pending in courts across India. ...
  • Fixed report puts nature in danger 23-04-2007 11:43 AM

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  • SIT: Gharial faces extinction | Blog 29-01-2007 09:22 PM

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  • Global warming killing some species 21-11-2006 08:36 PM

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  • Spectacular new bird found in India 13-09-2006 10:08 AM

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