Mysore Zoo Welcomes South African Cheetahs

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Karnataka’s city of palaces got three cheetahs from South Africa’s Ann Van Dyke Cheetah centre under an animal exchange programme, an official said on Wednesday. “The three cheetahs, including one male and two female African hunting cats and aged 14-16 months arrived here on Monday after they were flown to

Bhumi Pednekar Urges Nature Alternatives For Ganpati festival

Actress Bhumi Pednekar says there are sustainable ways to celebrate the and urged everyone to choose eco-friendly idols…reports India Daily news “This is my favourite festival and we have been celebrating Ganpati for years in my family. Since I have been on this journey of climate conservation, I have realised that there are better ways

Amazon Fires Much Worse Than Before

Official figures from Brazil have shown a big increase in the number of fires in the Amazon region in July compared with the same month last year, it was reported on Sunday. Satellite images compiled by Brazil’s National Space Agency revealed on Saturday that there were 6,803 – a rise of 28 per cent, the

Int’l Tiger Day: Stop Poaching, Habitat Destruction

The ongoing pandemic has not only affected humans but also impacted all species on Earth; bringing a stronger focus the inextricable human-wildlife connect. According to the Tiger Census released this week by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, the country now houses 70 percent of the world’s tiger population. The governments of the 13 tiger range countries

Study Says Corona Circulates In Bats For Years

An international team of researchers has discovered that the lineage that gave rise to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, has been circulating in bats for decades and likely includes other viruses with the ability to infect humans. The findings, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, have implications for the

Favourite Seafood Species In Rapid Decline

Fish market favourites such as orange roughy, common octopus and pink conch are among the species of fish and invertebrates in rapid decline around the world, say researchers. In the study, published in the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, the research team assessed the biomass–the weight of a given population in the water–of more

Rare Orchid Rediscoveres After 118 Years

Almost 118 years after it was rediscovered inside the dense forests of the Dudhwa reserve, the rare orchid specimen, known as Eulophia obtuse, is bearing fruits (seeds), giving much hope for its pollination and captive breeding. The fruit has never been photographed or sighted by any researcher. It may be recalled that a few weeks

Yogi-Government to Set Record in Trees Planted

The Yogi Adityanath government is all set to set a new world record by planting 25 crore trees on Sunday in a massive plantation drive. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kicked off the drive by planting a sapling in Kukrail reserve forest on Sunday morning. The Chief Minister has instructed the government departments involved to ensure