Sphaerotheca varshaabhu is a newly discovered species of burrowing frog from urban Bengaluru.

Conservation

Mysore
25 Jun 2021

Researchers identify the factors affecting snow leopard density in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh.

Bengaluru
24 Mar 2021

Researchers from ATREE review their work over the past 25 years.

Mysore
28 Sep 2020

Researchers survey eighty-one river sites in Arunachal Pradesh and sight only seven White-bellied Herons.

Bengaluru
29 Apr 2020

Study finds proposed road construction in the continent could impact tiger populations in 13 countries.

Bengaluru
12 Feb 2020

According to the National Tiger Estimation survey, the number of tigers has surged to 2967, indicating a doubling of tiger numbers since the first survey conducted in 2006 under a revised monitoring methodology. Although this change may sound exciting to the layperson, some scientists have flagged concerns about accepting these claimed changes in tiger numbers. In a recent study, published in the journal Conservation Science and Practice, researchers from India and Norway refer to important mathematical, statistical and ecological principles and highlight how India’s tiger survey results deviate from these principles.

Bengaluru
29 Jul 2019

Every year, since 2010, the 29th of July is celebrated as the International Tiger Day to raise awareness about tiger conservation. India is home to over half of the world's tigers. New tiger populations are still being discovered, with one as recent as last year, in the Eastern Himalayas at altitudes of 3,630 metres. In 2010, India reportedly had 1,706 tigers, and this number increased to 2,226 in 2014. Isn't a 30% increase in population in just four years remarkable?

Bengaluru
7 Oct 2018

The first week of October is observed in India as the ‘Wildlife Week’.

Bengaluru
29 Jun 2018

In a recent article published in the `Science’ magazine, titled ‘When the cure kills—CBD limits biodiversity research’, researchers have questioned the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a framework formulated to conserve biodiversity. 

Mumbai
24 May 2018

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, have developed a new minimum opportunity cost targeting algorithm (MOCTA) to help organizations and institutions select the right environmental and conservation projects to pursue.