He led expeditions that recalibrated scientific understanding of human evolution with the discovery of the skulls of Homo habilis (1.9 million years old) in 1972 and Homo erectus (1.6 million years old) in 1975
Many of the locals who have the deepest knowledge of the forests and the wildlife in these areas do not have steady employment, make a living by farming or doing odd jobs
'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
The researchers noted that this has important implications for tiger conservation as such isolated and inbred populations are prone to extinction over even short periods of time
Harpy eagles were once widespread throughout southern Mexico and Central and South America, but tree cutting and burning has dramatically shrunk their range.
China's strict anti-poaching laws and conservation efforts has lead to an increase in the population of the endangered Asian elephants.
Indigenous and environmental groups protested the construction in 1990s but it was revived as an ROR plant in 2011.
Once thought to be existing, the conservation programme released seven male and five females to boost the population.
The annual photography competition encourages photographers to contribute their work to celebrate Earth's rich diversity and inspire action to protect it.
National laws necessary to conserve natural resources, but empowering traditional institutions is difference-maker
Traditional institutions are efficient and speedy in dispensing justice at the community-level as they understand the needs of the people
Since the disaster, elk, wolves and the stocky endangered breed of Przewalski's wild horses native to Asia.
In Beloved Beasts, Michelle Nijhuis shows that history can help contextualise and guide modern conservation
Through the eyes and actions of individuals, Beloved Beasts portrays the evolution of the surprisingly young field from a pursuit almost solely of the privileged Western elite to “a movement that is shaped by many people, many places, and many species.”
Since many wetlands where migratory birds visit are unprotected, involving communities in their management is essential, according to experts.
Regular monitoring of wild aquatic birds and the wild bird-poultry-wetland interface is essential to understanding avian influenza viruses’ prevalence.
The sharks are growing very fast, but to an ultimately smaller size, which is a problem for survival, say experts.
The persistence of megafauna even after the arrival of modern humans in India is linked to the long coexistence with modern humans and other human ancestors.
Higher compensation could improve conservation efforts, and help narrow down species to prioritise in conflict-prone zones, the study said.
The alpine plant species is critically endangered, as per guidelines from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Poaching and habitat loss decimated the population of the critically-endangered species in Indonesia before the threat from SARS-CoV-2.
The 2018 virus outbreak was a reminder that the steady growth in the animal's population cannot be taken for granted.