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World Earth Day: Ellen DeGeneres-narrated wildlife documentary Endangered premieres on Discovery+
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World Earth Day: Ellen DeGeneres-narrated wildlife documentary Endangered premieres on Discovery+

Endangered follows the effort of dedicated wildlife conservationists across the globe as they work to compile the latest version of The Red List of threatened species.

World Earth Day: Nat Geo's Planet Possible boasts of two titles that present a lively, hopeful view of endangered wildlife
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World Earth Day: Nat Geo's Planet Possible boasts of two titles that present a lively, hopeful view of endangered wildlife

Planet Possible includes the documentary Tiger Queen of Taru, and two On the Brink episodes, focused on the Indian pangolin and the gharial respectively.

World Earth Day: Apple TV+ documentary The Year Earth Changed is a call for human-nature coexistence
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World Earth Day: Apple TV+ documentary The Year Earth Changed is a call for human-nature coexistence

The documentary shows how the coronavirus-induced lockdown allowed the nature to thrive as humans were locked indoors and manmade activity did not intrude on surrounding ecology.

Wildlife biologist and conservationist Sanjay Gubbi on why there's little understanding about leopards in India
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Wildlife biologist and conservationist Sanjay Gubbi on why there's little understanding about leopards in India

In an interview with Firstpost, Gubbi discusses learnings from his research work, his new book Leopard Diaries, threats to leopards like poaching and habitat loss, and what readers interested in leopards — or even wildlife in general — can do to further conservation goals.

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.

Endangered birds losing their songs make it tough to find mates, train their young, experts say
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Endangered birds losing their songs make it tough to find mates, train their young, experts say

Unconventional male singers were less successful in wooing mates, the scientists found.

Wild and Wilful: Conservation biologist Neha Sinha on her new book, need for local solutions to tackle human-animal conflict
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Wild and Wilful: Conservation biologist Neha Sinha on her new book, need for local solutions to tackle human-animal conflict

Sinha looks at diverse issues to paint an intriguing picture of the state of wildlife in India. And along the way, highlights the work of some unsung heroes that she has met over the years.

Galapagos island receives 36 endangered giant tortoises bred in captivity, quarantined
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Galapagos island receives 36 endangered giant tortoises bred in captivity, quarantined

The animals were quarantined and tested for disease and parasites before their release, to prevent any spread to the native fauna.

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.

Indian tigers losing their rich genetic variation, habitat loss and inbreeding to blame: Study
India

Indian tigers losing their rich genetic variation, habitat loss and inbreeding to blame: Study

Though Indian tigers have got much conservation attention, little is known about their evolution and genomic variation, experts said.

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.

Two new books, by Stephen Alter and Hannah Mumby, shed light on humans' relationships with elephants
science

Two new books, by Stephen Alter and Hannah Mumby, shed light on humans' relationships with elephants

Are we to believe the sole identity of the elephant as a dangerous, temperamental beast, akin to tigers propounded as ‘maneaters’ by shikaris of yore? Two recently published books delve into these themes, though the approach is vastly different.

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

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.

Five elephant deaths in 13 days at Odisha's Karlapat Sanctuary, authorities suspect water-borne infection
India

Five elephant deaths in 13 days at Odisha's Karlapat Sanctuary, authorities suspect water-borne infection

The first death was reported on 1 February when carcass of a jumbo was found near Tentulipada village inside the sanctuary.

Markhor struggles to survive in Kashmir as its Hirapora habitat is overgrazed, fragmented by roads and power lines
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Markhor struggles to survive in Kashmir as its Hirapora habitat is overgrazed, fragmented by roads and power lines

Markhor (Capra falconeri) – the largest wild goat in the world – was in the near-threatened category on the IUCN red list when the most recent assessment for the species was made in 2014. The mountain goat’s habitat ranges over the north-western parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayas, in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Two new species of rare ant discovered in Kerala and Tamil Nadu by researchers
India

Two new species of rare ant discovered in Kerala and Tamil Nadu by researchers

In India, the genus was so far represented by two species, with nine and eleven-segmented antennae, respectively.

'Paddington' bear mother, cub spotted wandering around tourist-free Machu Picchu
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'Paddington' bear mother, cub spotted wandering around tourist-free Machu Picchu

The Andean 'Spectacled' Bear is the only surviving bear species in South America and the last of the short-faced bear subgroup in the world.

Species loss from hunting, habitat destruction is hurting evolution of mammals, study claims
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Species loss from hunting, habitat destruction is hurting evolution of mammals, study claims

Only one in 10 dramatic population declines end in extinctions, but the other losses have repercussions for ecosystems, which could be more dangerous in the long run.

Mysterious mass die-off of endangered Caspian seals in Moscow shores under investigation
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Mysterious mass die-off of endangered Caspian seals in Moscow shores under investigation

For decades, seals have suffered from over-hunting and effects of industrial pollution in the Caspian Sea.

Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth's atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development
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Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth's atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development

Although they only occupy three percent of the global land area, peatlands contain about 25 percent of global soil carbon — twice as much as the world’s forests.