Wildlife photographer Shaaz Jung talks to Firstpost about his viral black leopard photos, and importance of local involvement in conservation efforts as India tackles man-animal conflict.
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.
The Zai Whitaker column | Trailing Ajay Giri (from a safe distance) while on a King Cobra rescue mission
Agumbe is a unique example of how dangerous animals and people (even more dangerous) can live peacefully together. The key piece is Ajay Giri.
Pregnant elephant's death in Kerala symptomatic of wider malaise of escalating man-animal conflict in India
Elephant specialists and wildlife conservationists have since observed that the Kerala elephant is the latest victim of a steadily escalating, years-long man-animal conflict. The solution lay not in online petitions but in something almost unattainable: a proper, well-planned nationwide land use policy which took into serious consideration the needs of wild animals and forest dwellers.
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.
The Zai Whitaker column | On World Environment Day, looking back at lessons by the greatest teacher of all — time
Us folks in the conservation field would do well to use this lockdown time, to look back at what Time has tried to teach us collectively, as a country | Zai Whitaker writes in a humorous, introspective essay for #WorldEnvironmentDay
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.
Over 10 ft long, the marsh crocodile's barrel-like body folds into the contours of the bank and as he moves, a black-crowned night heron moves as well… just a tiny bit. Not, to my human eyes, far enough, but then animals and birds always seem to know what they’re doing, unlike another species which shall not be mentioned.| Zai Whitaker writes
World Migratory Bird Day 2020 to be observed today: All you need to know and how to join global campaign
The World Migratory Bird Day aims to bring attention to the need of conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The global programme helps raise awareness about the numerous threats faced by the birds
History has shown that nature has a propensity for reclaiming land once humans have departed, eg Chernobyl, Korean demilitarised zone, etc
Air, water, land and wildlife are tainted with thousands of chemicals, it's no surprise that this isn’t considered a threat as it should be.
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.
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.
The three embryos will be transferred into the womb of a southern white rhino female, to act as a surrogate mother.
Over the 6 decades past, recent warming was 450% that of earlier warming — a big increase in rate of climate change effects.
The birds were discovered in the Indonesian islands Taliabu and Peleng, both of which have suffered rampant forest destruction.
Around 66 million years ago, a mass die-off called Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, put an end to the reign of dinosaurs.
The fires have reduced a wet forest ecosystem, rich in wildlife, to a dry scrub more flammable than the original forest.
Koala mittens and baby bottles: How Australia's animals are being saved from the ravages of wildfires
As wildfires have killed at least 24 people, destroyed more than 1,400 homes and ravaged 15 million acres, they have also inflicted a grievous toll on Australia’s renowned wildlife. Hundreds of millions of animals, many found on no other continent, may have perished, according to some estimates, devastating the country’s unique ecosystems
One-horned rhino calf welcomed by conservationists, Assamese in celebration of a concerted effort to save the species
The newborn is seen as a big win for conservationists and efforts towards protecting the critically-threatened rhino species — the pride of Assam and the Assamese people.