The number of one-horned rhinos has crossed an exciting number in Nepal’s wildlife sanctuaries by more than a hundred, reaching a thrilling milestone for the Himalayan nation’s conservation efforts. Nepal’s national rhino census is conducted every five years and provides information crucial for future conservation.
Methane is one of the powerful greenhouse gases. Despite being short-lived, it is the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. A large part of human-induced methane is released from livestock with nearly 70% of the agricultural methane emitting from enteric fermentation, a chemical
In early 2020, the Supreme Court gave the green signal to National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to reintroduce the cheetah in India. The cheetah was declared extinct from the Indian subcontinent in 1952, however, the NTCA sought to relocate the animal from Namibia. Now after
The internet is furious after seeing outrageous images of a Pakistani couple who used sedated lion cub as a prop for their wedding photoshoot, posted on Instagram on Studio Afzl’s stories, which is a Lahore-based photography studio. Social media has rightly criticized the actions of
A Chinese hotel built around a central polar bear enclosure has drawn widespread criticism for allowing its guests to stay alongside polar bears. This Polar Bear Hotel has received immediate condemnation from conservationists for keeping the animals of the endangered species enclosed in an artificial
Scientists may have found a way to save endangered species through cloning. Recently, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the birth of a cloned black-footed ferret, christened Elizabeth Anne. This is the world’s first cloned black-footed ferret, which is one of the most endangered
The innate behavior and life cycles of the megafauna are incredibly essential for the proper functioning of the planet. Unfortunately, many big animals now face extinction due to their value in the illegal wildlife trade, susceptibility to habitat degradation, and because they often come into
Elephants giving tourist rides is no news in India. Since the ancient times when kings ruled over the Indian subcontinent, this trend has employed many elephants, regardless of the physical and mental toll on the animals. These behemoth animals are still taught to give rides
If music be the food of love, play on… Shakespeare was right in his consideration that music is the language of the soul, of love, of friendship! Demonstrating such love, British pianist Paul Barton plays soothing tunes on his piano for rescued elephants in Thailand.
While the numbers of critically endangered eastern Bongo species of antelope are dwindling, the birth of two Bongo calves at a Florida Zoo has brought cheer to conservationists. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is happy to announce the arrival of two new members of the