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Cats, dogs can catch COVID-19, but cats’ immune systems are better equipped to fight off infection, study says
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Cats, dogs can catch COVID-19, but cats’ immune systems are better equipped to fight off infection, study says

Cats shed the virus and infect other cats while infected dogs in the new study didn’t produce the virus in their upper respiratory tracts and didn’t shed it at all.

Total 1,256 cases of illegal trading, poaching of wildlife recorded between 2017-2019; 2,313 offenders arrested: Govt
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Total 1,256 cases of illegal trading, poaching of wildlife recorded between 2017-2019; 2,313 offenders arrested: Govt

Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo said the management of forests and wildlife is primarily the responsibility of states and union territories.

Plants better source of protein than animals, can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, studies show
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Plants better source of protein than animals, can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, studies show

Researchers have suggested that people increase their intake of plant protein as it is a healthier option than animal protein.

Wild tales: In new book, Janaki Lenin explores fascinating animal behaviour through a scientific lens
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Wild tales: In new book, Janaki Lenin explores fascinating animal behaviour through a scientific lens

Janaki Lenin's book Every Creature Has a Story is a compilation of 50 essays on various unique behavioural patterns observed and documented by wildlife scientists across the globe.

WHO says there is 'very little risk' that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19
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WHO says there is 'very little risk' that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19

Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist, told a Geneva news conference that felines, ferrets and "even tigers" have been infected with the disease.

Coronavirus is hampering critical work to protect threatened species and habitats worldwide
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Coronavirus is hampering critical work to protect threatened species and habitats worldwide

The lockdown has derailed the eco-tourism that funds many environmental projects, from South America’s rainforests to Africa’s savannahs.

World Environment Day: Data shows the world has lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019
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World Environment Day: Data shows the world has lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019

In order to stop deforestation, researchers say emphasis must be placed on changing the incentives driving forest loss on a domestic, local level.

World Environment Day 2020: To prevent future pandemics, it is important to bridge the human—animal health divide
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World Environment Day 2020: To prevent future pandemics, it is important to bridge the human—animal health divide

Veterinarians, as well as wildlife biologists, livestock farmers, and zookeepers, remain an untapped resource for combatting diseases that threaten people.

World Environment Day 2020: From Save Western Ghats March to Narmada Bachao Andolan, these movements are aimed at creating awareness for nature conservation
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World Environment Day 2020: From Save Western Ghats March to Narmada Bachao Andolan, these movements are aimed at creating awareness for nature conservation

World Environment Day aims at raising awareness and generating political momentum around growing environmental concerns.

World Environment Day 2020: Bats are not the enemy in the fight against the novel Coronavirus
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World Environment Day 2020: Bats are not the enemy in the fight against the novel Coronavirus

Oversimplification of scientific facts and misinterpretations have triggered a backlash against bats, prompting biologists to clear the air on bat-borne viruses.

World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia
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World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia

The explosion of new roads is driven in part by the global development strategies such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

World Environment Day 2020: From causing infectious diseases to reduction in food sources, here's how biodiversity loss impacts us
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World Environment Day 2020: From causing infectious diseases to reduction in food sources, here's how biodiversity loss impacts us

Biodiversity loss has an indirect but vital impact on the climate, and the last few years have witnessed some of the greatest impacts of climate change on life.

World Environment Day 2020: From better air, water quality to wild animal sightings in cities, here's how COVID-19 lockdown affected environment
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World Environment Day 2020: From better air, water quality to wild animal sightings in cities, here's how COVID-19 lockdown affected environment

With World Environment Day falling on 5 June, here's looking at how the pandemic has affected the flora and fauna

Cats can spread COVID-19 to other cats without them exhibiting symptoms, an experiment found
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Cats can spread COVID-19 to other cats without them exhibiting symptoms, an experiment found

Just because an animal can be deliberately infected in a lab doesn't mean that it will be easily infected under natural conditions.

Coronavirus scare cannot keep bats from menu in Indonesia, country's Tomohon Market continues to make money from wild meat
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Coronavirus scare cannot keep bats from menu in Indonesia, country's Tomohon Market continues to make money from wild meat

The earliest cluster of coronavirus cases in the global outbreak was linked to a market in Wuhan, China, where live animals were kept close together, creating an opportunity for the virus to jump to humans.

Animals know the importance of social distancing to stop the spread of microbes, finds study
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Animals know the importance of social distancing to stop the spread of microbes, finds study

Being in close proximity or accidentally brushing up against someone else may be all it takes to transmit certain microbes.

American-Chinese scientists team up to find the origins of Coronavirus pandemic
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American-Chinese scientists team up to find the origins of Coronavirus pandemic

Report of the probe comes on the heels of the international community asking China for more transparency on how the virus originated.

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?
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How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?

In spite of many viruses existing in animal hosts, it is rare for spillovers to happen since many factors need to align at the right time.

Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans
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Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans

Infected cats had the virus in the mouth, nose and small intestine while kittens had massive lesions in their lungs, nose and throat.

Unregulated markets selling wildlife illegally should be shutdown, in South East Asia, in order to mitigate spread of diseases
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Unregulated markets selling wildlife illegally should be shutdown, in South East Asia, in order to mitigate spread of diseases

People from Myanmar supported the crackdown on markets the strongest as illegal trade has been taking place openly in these regions.