Rapid development is main threat to big carnivores: Study

Rapid development is main threat to big carnivores: Study

Recently, various reports have shown the worrying situation of large carnivores in the world, as the populations of animals such as lions, tigers and wolves have been declining. Rapid human economic development could be the main threat, more than habitat loss or climate change.  Rapid development main threat to big carnivores Thomas Johnson, lead author … Read more

How do birds survive winter and snow storms?

How do birds survive winter and snow storms?

You have probably noticed when you go for a walk in the winter that everything is much calmer or quieter and this is largely due to the fact that many birds hide underground, migrate or simply change colour to survive the cold temperatures. Migration, for example, is the alternative that many birds find to escape … Read more

Know about rare diving duck ‘Mergellus Albellus’ spotted in Kashmir

Highly endangered Diving duck ‘Mergellus Albellus’ spotted in Kashmir

Generally rare and quite local, the little Smew diving duck, known scientifically as Mergellus Albellus, was spotted in the Bandipora district of North Kashmir Wular Lake of Jammu and Kashmir after 116 years. This species, which is found on both the European and American continents, is listed as highly threatened on the IUCN red list. … Read more

500 species of ants outside habitats, should we be concerned?

500 species of ants outside habitats, should we be concerned?

Ants are one of the most abundant and hard-working insects in the world. With at least 14,000 registered species, they carry out a fundamental task in their habitats: protecting the health of animals, plants and microorganisms. “Crucially, the research found that more than 300 species have a high ability to establish non-native populations and that … Read more

Meet Spike, the world’s oldest living dog

Meet Spike, the world's oldest living dog

An American family dog named Spike has become the world’s oldest living dog, Guinness World Records announced. Spike, a Chihuahua from Ohio, is officially ‘the world’s oldest living dog’ according to Guinness World Records; He was born in November 1999 and is 23 years old, which certifies him as a record holder. Rita Kimball and … Read more

How do ants respond to rising temperatures?

500 species of ants outside habitats, should we be concerned?

The ants are not adjusting their behaviour in response to warming temperatures and persist in suboptimal microhabitats even when there are optimal ones, according to the latest study. Ants respond to rising temperatures A study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology revealed that these insects did not adjust their behaviour in response to rising … Read more

Why J&K’s wildlife department warns against owl capturing?

Why J&K’s wildlife department warns against owl capturing?

The J&K Department of Wildlife Protection warned of strict measures under the law involving imprisonment and fines against anyone involved in the capture of owls or any type of hunting activity. The notice to this effect came after reports of several incidents of suspected owl takings from parts of the valley over the past month. … Read more

Why did lizards change their genes when they arrived in city?

Why did lizards change their genes when they arrived in city?

Lizards that once inhabited forests but now scuttle through urban areas have been genetically mutated to survive life in the city, researchers have found. The Puerto Rican crested anole, a brown lizard with a bright orange throat fan, has sprouted special scales to better adhere to smooth surfaces like walls and windows and has evolved … Read more

No rhinos poached in Assam in 2022: How state achieved feat

No Rhinos Poached in Assam in 2022

Assam’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced positive news on the human-wildlife conflict on January 1. Sarma said no rhino was poached in the national parks of Kaziranga, Manas, Orang and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in 2022. Publishing the statistics on January 1, Assam CM said the uncompromising attitude of the state government towards poaching and … Read more

Museum scientists described 351 new species in 2022

Museum scientists described 351 new species in 2022

The Natural History Museum identified 351 new species of animals and plants. In the list, led by invertebrate animals, there are 85 species of wasps, 84 beetles, 34 moths and seven individual frogs due to their size. “With biodiversity around the world declining at an ever-increasing rate, it has never been more important to describe … Read more