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Traditional medicine threatens Myanmar's elephants

Yangon: Trade in elephant skin for use in traditional medicine has increased in Myanmar, alarming conservationists and authorities who have monitored the species&#...

Leopards abundant in India's tea garden landscapes

Image Courtesy: Twitter Bengaluru: Leopards are abundant in tea garden landscapes in north-eastern India but their mere presence does not necessarily lead to confli...

SC bans sale, registration of non BS-IV-compliant vehicles

New Delhi: In a major decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said no vehicles which are BS-IV emission non-compliant will be sold in the country after April 1. Bannin...

220,000 more birds culled in Japan

Image Courtesy:themalaymailonline.com Tokyo: Japanese authorities announced on Friday that some 220,000 more poultry were culled due to an outbreak of bird flu that...

Worlds oldest, 152 mn years old crocodile eggs found in Portugal

London: Researchers have found the world's oldest crocodilian eggs that were laid 152 million years ago. The eggs, discovered in cliffs in Portugal, were laid by cl...

Himachal saves brilliantly plumaged western tragopan from extinction

Shimla: As the population of the western tragopan, a brilliantly-coloured Asian pheasant species, hovers on the brink of extinction globally, Himachal Pradesh is engaged i...

Elephant blows out 56 candles on birthday cake

Guatemala City: With a cake made of watermelon, papaya, bananas, carrots and corncobs, Guatemala's elephant Trompita celebrated her 56th birthday on Sunday. The pac...

Migratory bird can fly nonstop for 10 months straight

Washington: Scientists had long ago proposed that common swifts, a medium-sized migratory bird, might spend most of their lives in flight, but it is only now that it is pr...

454 people, 388 elephants died in man-animal conflict in Odisha in 6 years

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has seen terrible human-animal conflict in the last six years, resulting in the deaths of 454 people and 2,261 animals, including 388 elephants, a Fore...

30 per cent African elephants wiped out in 7 years

New York :  Elephant populations in Africa has declined by as much as 30 per cent between 2007 and 2014, the results of a pan-African survey of savanna elephants have...
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