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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.

In Beloved Beasts, Michelle Nijhuis shows that history can help contextualise and guide modern conservation
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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.”

Avian flu outbreak in India brings forth links to environment, animal and human health
India

Avian flu outbreak in India brings forth links to environment, animal and human health

Since many wetlands where migratory birds visit are unprotected, involving communities in their management is essential, according to experts.

India's recent avian flu outbreak highlights environmental, animal-human interaction concerns
India

India's recent avian flu outbreak highlights environmental, animal-human interaction concerns

Regular monitoring of wild aquatic birds and the wild bird-poultry-wetland interface is essential to understanding avian influenza viruses’ prevalence.

Baby sharks grow faster but smaller in warming oceans, struggle to survive, study claims
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Baby sharks grow faster but smaller in warming oceans, struggle to survive, study claims

The sharks are growing very fast, but to an ultimately smaller size, which is a problem for survival, say experts.

Indian beasts that existed 50,000 years ago could hold the key to evolution and extinction
India

Indian beasts that existed 50,000 years ago could hold the key to evolution and extinction

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.

Human lives lost to wildlife-human conflict should be compensated better: Scientists
India

Human lives lost to wildlife-human conflict should be compensated better: Scientists

Higher compensation could improve conservation efforts, and help narrow down species to prioritise in conflict-prone zones, the study said.

New species of alpine plant discovered, endemic to Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh
India

New species of alpine plant discovered, endemic to Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh

The alpine plant species is critically endangered, as per guidelines from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Indonesian orangutans airlifted back into the wild after COVID-19 threat subsides
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Indonesian orangutans airlifted back into the wild after COVID-19 threat subsides

Poaching and habitat loss decimated the population of the critically-endangered species in Indonesia before the threat from SARS-CoV-2.

Endangered Gir lions conquer viral threat, experts advise moving some prides to other Parks
India

Endangered Gir lions conquer viral threat, experts advise moving some prides to other Parks

The 2018 virus outbreak was a reminder that the steady growth in the animal's population cannot be taken for granted.

Biologists, ingenious people flock together to save the endangered Colombian condor
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Biologists, ingenious people flock together to save the endangered Colombian condor

The condors are monogamous birds and the females lay only one egg every two to three years.

First dedicated Wetland Conservation and Management Centre under MoEFCC set up in Chennai
India

First dedicated Wetland Conservation and Management Centre under MoEFCC set up in Chennai

India is home to 42 wetlands of international importance, also known as Ramsar sites.

Satellite images to assist in elephant conservation efforts in Africa
science

Satellite images to assist in elephant conservation efforts in Africa

The scientists first developed the techniques at South Africa's Addo Elephant National Park.

White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay
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White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay

People were introduced to the white giraffe for the first time in 2017, when it was found along with its calf by Kenya's Ishaqbini Conservancy.

With rampant habitat fragmentation, how the Hindu Kush Himalayas could be the next pandemic hotspot
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With rampant habitat fragmentation, how the Hindu Kush Himalayas could be the next pandemic hotspot

The HKH region is warming up to three times faster than the global average. This creates a perfect storm for new diseases to emerge.

The Zai Whitaker column | Remembering Bob and Tanya, saviours of the Western Ghats' sky islands
Lifestyle

The Zai Whitaker column | Remembering Bob and Tanya, saviours of the Western Ghats' sky islands

The Palani Hills bug bit Bob Stewart and Tanya Balcar, two young British backpackers who were travelling through southern India in 1985.

Steep decline of Great Barrier Reef corals over past 25 years, irreversible: Study
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Steep decline of Great Barrier Reef corals over past 25 years, irreversible: Study

Larger corals, like branching and table-shaped forms, have been the hardest hit – almost disappearing from the far northern reaches of the Reef.

The Zai Whitaker column | A lockdown despatch from the Madras Crocodile Bank
Lifestyle

The Zai Whitaker column | A lockdown despatch from the Madras Crocodile Bank

Of enclosure manoeuvring, felled trees, and rescued cobras: An account of three action-packed months at the Madras Crocodile Bank while in lockdown.

The Zai Whitaker column | In defence of zoos, and why the post-pandemic world needs them more than ever
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The Zai Whitaker column | In defence of zoos, and why the post-pandemic world needs them more than ever

The role of zoos as conservation centres has continued to develop over the years and today, many species have been brought back from the brink thanks to zoo initiatives.

List of all creatures, large and small: First universal 'list of species' on Earth, in the making
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List of all creatures, large and small: First universal 'list of species' on Earth, in the making

No single, agreed-upon list of species exists. Researchers say some iconic animals even have competing lists.