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Fighting tigers, a limbless father holding his son, hunting pumas: Incredible winners of Siena International Photo Awards
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Fighting tigers, a limbless father holding his son, hunting pumas: Incredible winners of Siena International Photo Awards

The annual contest takes us on an emotional ride with its spectacular images, which were selected from hundreds and thousands of entries. Turkish photographer Mehmet Aslan was declared the overall winner with his ‘emotionally strong’ image of a father who had lost a leg holding his son, who was born without lower or upper limbs.

Aftermath of wildfires changes the habitat and can impact wildlife in both good and bad ways
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Aftermath of wildfires changes the habitat and can impact wildlife in both good and bad ways

Mice, squirrels and other burrowing animals dig into cooler ground, bears climb trees, deer and bobcats run, small animals take cover in logs and birds fly to escape the flames, heat and smoke.

'Conservation cannot just be left to people living with wildlife': How this eco-warrior is trying to save Planet Earth
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'Conservation cannot just be left to people living with wildlife': How this eco-warrior is trying to save Planet Earth

Dr Krithi K Karanth, the first Indian to receive the Wild Innovator Award, through her multiple efforts tries to address the animal-human conflict and believes that empathy is the way forward in protecting the environment

Beauty and the beast: Residents of scenic Munnar live in constant fear of wild jumbo raids
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Beauty and the beast: Residents of scenic Munnar live in constant fear of wild jumbo raids

Increased animal intrusion in places like Munnar was not the fault of wild creatures but that of humans who have claimed its traditional territory and constructed houses and resorts, say experts

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021: From a giggling seal to a dancing langur, a look at finalists
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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021: From a giggling seal to a dancing langur, a look at finalists

The finalists of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - from a seal that appears to be giggling, to a baboon that looks like it's singing - are sure to inject some humour into our lives

12 stunning images of nature courtesy the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 contest
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12 stunning images of nature courtesy the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 contest

Having been run for 57 years by the Natural History Museum in London, the competition showcases exceptional nature photography from around the globe

Nature and humans collide in these eight winning images from the 2021 BigPicture Competition
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Nature and humans collide in these eight winning images from the 2021 BigPicture Competition

The annual photography competition encourages photographers to contribute their work to celebrate Earth's rich diversity and inspire action to protect it.

The spotting of a female gharial's nest in Odisha underlines the state's efforts to revive the critically endangered species
India

The spotting of a female gharial's nest in Odisha underlines the state's efforts to revive the critically endangered species

Gharial conservation efforts in Odisha formally began in 1975 with the intervention of FAO and UNDP in collaboration with the state forest department. Between 1977 and 2017, as many as 867 gharials were released into the Mahanadi freshwater system. But only 12 had survived till 2018.

Pet parenting in a pandemic: Caring for a fur child during the COVID-19 crisis has its comforts — and challenges
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Pet parenting in a pandemic: Caring for a fur child during the COVID-19 crisis has its comforts — and challenges

What this pandemic has taught us about pet parenting is how our vocabularies are not robust enough to capture the profundity of the bonds we share with our fur-children.

Explainer: How does COVID-19 affect wild animals and pets?
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Explainer: How does COVID-19 affect wild animals and pets?

Animals in zoos and sanctuaries have tested positive, including lions, tigers, pumas, cougars, snow leopards and non-human primates like gorillas.

Plague of mice in Australia: After bountiful rains last year, rodents overrun farms, shops and bedrooms
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Plague of mice in Australia: After bountiful rains last year, rodents overrun farms, shops and bedrooms

For what has been half a year but felt to many like an eternity, the rodents have chewed a swath through southern Queensland, New South Wales and northern Victoria

Chernobyl's toxic nuclear site presents a unique chance to protect biodiversity
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Chernobyl's toxic nuclear site presents a unique chance to protect biodiversity

Since the disaster, elk, wolves and the stocky endangered breed of Przewalski's wild horses native to Asia.

Noise pollution have long term effects on vegetation by driving away pollinating animals, finds study
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Noise pollution have long term effects on vegetation by driving away pollinating animals, finds study

Researchers hypothesized that once noise pollution decreases, the animals would return but they were proved wrong.

Nearly 300 biodiversity 'hot spots' at risk of extinction due to global warming: Study
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Nearly 300 biodiversity 'hot spots' at risk of extinction due to global warming: Study

So-called endemic species — plants and animals found exclusively in a specific area — will be hit hardest in a warming world.

WHO COVID-19 origins report: What are WHO's four theories on the emergence of SARS-CoV-2?
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WHO COVID-19 origins report: What are WHO's four theories on the emergence of SARS-CoV-2?

A joint statement by 14 countries states that they don't believe the conditions under which the report was written was "independent and objective".

Extinction of large animals responsible for human evolution, says new study
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Extinction of large animals responsible for human evolution, says new study

Since larger animals were going extinct, humans had to start hunting smaller, swifter animals which increased the volume of their brains.

World is in need of a universal coronavirus vaccine, warn scientists
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World is in need of a universal coronavirus vaccine, warn scientists

They believe there is a risk that SARS-CoV-2 may mutate in ways that will render current vaccines less effective or even become ineffective.

Scientists rewrite mammoth's family tree using DNA from fossil that's more than one mn years old
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Scientists rewrite mammoth's family tree using DNA from fossil that's more than one mn years old

This mammoth DNA smashes the record for the oldest DNA ever sequenced, which was previously held by a roughly 700,000-year-old horse specimen.

International wildlife trade is causing over 60 percent species on Earth to go extinct
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International wildlife trade is causing over 60 percent species on Earth to go extinct

At least 100 million plants, animals are internationally trafficked each year and the trade is said to be worth between USD 4-20 billion per year.

Nandini Sengupta on how her childhood pets inspired her to write The Blue Horse, a collection of animal tales
Arts & Culture

Nandini Sengupta on how her childhood pets inspired her to write The Blue Horse, a collection of animal tales

The Blue Horse is filled with animals that can talk, think and feel in keeping with traditional storytelling cultures that attribute to animals their own distinct point of view.