An international team of researchers from India, Spain, Nepal, Myanmar, Italy and Germany have examined how climate change and human activities are affect the distribution of the Asian elephants in India and Nepal.
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Researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, have discovered a new subspecies of hog deer (Axis porcinus) in Northeast India, which was earlier thought to have been found only in southeast Asia.
Standing a metre tall and weighing up to a whopping 18 kilograms, the Great Indian bustards (GIB) are one of the heaviest flying birds on Earth. Yet, they are unable to ‘throw their weight around’ in this world dominated by us. Their numbers have drastically declined by nearly 90% in the last 50 years, and the future of these charismatic birds look very bleak. They are now in a tight race against time for their survival, and if things don’t change fast, they could be the first species to go extinct in independent India.
In a recent study, researchers have reported the discovery of yet another species of frog in the Western Ghats of Kerala. This species, named Microhyla darreli belongs to the genus Microhyla, commonly known as narrow-mouthed frogs because of their triangular-shaped body and pointed snout. The frogs of this genus are widely distributed through Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.
Researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India have reported the first photographic evidence for the majestic tiger in the Eastern Himalayas at altitudes as high as 3,630 m.
Researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and North Orissa University discover two new species of frog.