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West Bengal Forest Department books man for illegal possession of Parakeets

Following a concerned citizen’s report about Alexandrine parakeets being kept in a small dingy cage at a man’s residence, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India said it worked with North 24 Parganas forest officials to rescue the birds and register a preliminary offence report (POR) against the alleged illegal custodian.

World's largest snake, Ana Julia, found dead in Brazil

A giant anaconda, recently discovered and thought to be among the largest in the world, has been found dead, media reports said.

Cheetah 'Gamini' gives birth to 5 cubs in Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park

New Delhi: A female Cheetah 'Gamini' gave birth to five cubs in Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park, increasing the total count of big cats in the country to 26, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav said in a social media post.

Human ingenuity can help to save nature, Guterres says on World Wildlife Day

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for action now to protect nature in his message to mark World Wildlife Day on Sunday.

Human-Animal Conflict: Is controlling the population of these species a solution?

A new report by the Wildlife Institute of India suggests population control of four species that are most in conflict with humans. The study was done in pursuit of a humane solution to increasing conflicts with certain species, as some states were considering culling. Researchers insist that the report provides only baseline information and the solutions will remain on paper without long-term study and data collection. Mongabay-India's Arathi Menon reports

Tigress, resting atop Gurudwara wall in UP's Pilibhit, captivates onlookers with unusual sight

Pilibhit (UP): People in Athkona village in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district were stunned on Tuesday when they spotted an adult tigress perched on a wall, peacefully enjoying the winter sunshine. While the spectacle drew thousands of onlookers triggering a chaos, forest officials managed to rescue the big cat by tranquilizing it later. 

Woman killed in wild buffalo attack in Asaam's Kaziranga

Kaziranga (Assam): A woman died after she was attacked by a wild buffalo near Agoratoli range in Assam's Kaziranga National Park on Thursday, officials said.

The Asiatic wildcat has long been overlooked in conservation priorities, says wildlife biologist Sumit Dookia on the understudied species

The Asiatic wildcat, also known as the Indian desert cat, faces threats such as hybridisation of the species with the domestic cat, roadkills and expansion of infrastructure projects that fragments its habitat. In conversation with Mongabay-India correspondent Shuchita Jha, wildlife biologist Sumit Dookia who has been studying the Asiatic wildcat for over a decade discusses why the species hasn’t been a focal point in conservation priorities and possible ways to conserve the species.

Assam State Zoo in Guwahati set for massive transformation, eyes premier wildlife destination status

Guwahati/IBNS:Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma revealed plans to revamp the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati, with the ambitious goal of transforming it into India's premier destination for wildlife enthusiasts. 

Cyclone Biparjoy: Gujarat govt deploys 200 teams for wildlife emergencies; rescuers save 2 lion cubs in Gir forest

Gir (Gujarat) A team of wildlife rescuers saved two lion cubs from a well that had fallen into an open well in Jasadhar Range of Gir East division during the cyclone Biparjoy's landfall on Thursday evening, media reports said.

Another solar fence installed in Assam to combat human-elephant conflict

Guwahati/IBNS: Taking a step further in wildlife preservation in Assam, biodiversity conservation organisation Aaranyak has installed a 4 km stretch of community-operated solar fence to mitigate human-elephant conflict (HEC) at Bordol village in Goalpara district with support from US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Massive awareness required to bust myth about wildlife parts: Gauhati High Court judges

Guwahati/IBNS: The Judges of Gauhati High Court on Tuesday underlined the urgent need to create a massive awareness drive by all stakeholders targeting the common people especially students to bust the myth that wildlife parts are beneficial to human beings in many ways, a belief born out of superstition.

India's tiger population grows to 3,167 in 2022: PM Modi releases Tiger Census figures

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released the results of the 5th cycle of India's Tiger Census, which showed that the population of tigers in the wild has grown to 3,167 as of 2022.

Forest Dept files case against UP man who rescued Sarus crane

Amethi (Uttar Pradesh): The Forest department has lodged a case against a man from Uttar Pradesh who took care of a Sarus crane for a year after rescuing it, said media reports

Uttarakhand Leopard Attacks: Clear and Present Danger

In Uttarakhand, every month, cases of wildlife animals like leopards, tigers, and elephants attacking humans are reported. Among these, leopard attacks are the most frequent and severe. The ‘Living with Leopards’ programme, which has found success in Maharashtra, was launched in the Tehri and Pauri forest divisions in 2015-16 and in Narendra Nagar and Pithoragarh forest divisions in 2020 and 2022, respectively. The programme is reportedly   successful in Tehri and Pithoragarh but has failed in Pauri, which has been identified as a hotspot for leopard attacks. Mongabay-India correspondent Varsha Singh reports