New MoEF guidelines for elephant deaths from anthrax

Environment ministry suggests official team to collect biological samples, dispose infected carcasses safely and map anthrax hotspots An official team to oversee safe disposal of elephant carcasses infected with anthrax as well as a map of anthrax hotspots are some of the steps recommended in a new standard operating procedure (SOP) formulated by the Union Read More …

Trawler with live Olive Ridleys seized by forest guards in Gahiramatha

Six fishermen were arrested on charges of trafficking the endangered turtles that were released back into the sea Forest guards have seized a trawler carrying four live Olive Ridley sea turtles and arrested six fishermen   for trafficking the endangered marine species on the night of January 15, 2020, in Odisha’s Gahiramatha marine sanctuary. Located in Read More …

We don’t know how many mountain gorillas live in the wild. Here’s why

A new census — carried out by the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (a coalition of governments, non-profits and conservationists) in 2018 — shows that the population of mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is now at 459, up from 400 in 2011. This could bring the total number count for the subspecies to 1,069 Read More …

Global Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (January 6 – 12, 2020)

Wolf pack discovered in Colorado 7 decades after extinction The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) that manages the wildlife in the American state of Colorado, released a press statement on January 9, 2020, which said ‘there was evidence to suggest that a pack of wolves was now residing in Colorado’. The statement, said a media Read More …

Could invisible aliens really exist among us? An astrobiologist explains

A popular suggestion for an alternative biochemistry is one based on silicon rather than carbon Life is pretty easy to recognise. It moves, it grows, it eats, it excretes, it reproduces. Simple. In biology, researchers often use the acronym “MRSGREN” to describe it. It stands for movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion and nutrition. But Read More …

‘There is no camel community for Australia’s camels’

Down To Earth speaks to well-known camel expert Ilse Kohler-Rollefson on Australia’s recent plans to cull 10,000 camels If there would have been a camel community in Australia, the country would not have embarked on its recent plan to cull 10,000 of its feral camels, noted camel expert Ilse Kohler-Rollefson has said. “The situation of Read More …

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