We are a nation inhabiting diverse amount of flora and fauna. So, there is greater reason for us to conserve them in their natural habitat. Globally, a lot of faunal Indian species (e.g. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) have been categorized in IUCN red list as “least concern”, but in India […]
Source: The Center for Biological Diversity Reports Showed Pesticide Harmed Nearly 1,400 Protected Species WASHINGTON— The inspector general for the Department of the Interior yesterday announced it will open an investigation of Secretary David Bernhardt’s role in blocking the release of a scientific assessment showing the pesticide chlorpyrifos threatens the existence of nearly 1,400 protected […]
This is a small series of macro shots by photographer Jimmy Kong featuring little spiders staring directly at the camera. See, they’re not so scary now, are they? The one creeping under your bed covers? That one, yes. I used to have a spider that lived in the corner of the ceiling above my shower. […]
A group of scientists have confirmed the first report of an egg parasitoid Telenomus remus in Africa which could prove an important biological weapon in the fight against the devastating fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) that threatens the food security of more than 200 million people.
While photographing wildlife in the Penrissen Mountains of Borneo, photographer Bjorn Olesen hoped to capture activity of the Speckled Spiderhunter (Arachnothere flavigester). When he spotted this juvenile trying to get its parents’ attention, he was captivated and watched as its attempts went unnoticed and it then flew away. To Bjorn, this “symbolizes youth, vitality and […]
A Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) allows National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPOs) to assess risks posed by pests or pathways of quarantine concern, and identify options to manage those risks. Recognising that there was a need for support in the completion of PRAs, CABI, under its Action on Invasives programme, has designed and is developing an […]
Overlooking the beautiful vista of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands, a male carpenter bee drinks nectar from one of the native Scalesia flowers. (It was also a windy day; I was afraid he was going to bump into my camera.) Photo by Andrew Schnorr. Wood bees, or carpenter bees, are one of the pests […]