India has an exceptionally rich and highly diversified flora and fauna, exhibiting complex composition, characteristics, and affinities. Over the past century, land-use changes and human population growth have severely affected most Indian mammal species and their habitats. One of the most charismatic and endangered species among large carnivorous mammals found in the Indian Himalayas is […]

via THE SNOW LEOPARD — NSS IIT Bombay

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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 […]

via Wildlife Conservation: Is it enough? — Agenda For Survival

The pangolin, or scaly anteater, has the heartbreaking “honor” of being the most illegally trafficked endangered mammal on the planet. The voracious appetite of the Asian traditional medicine market is rapidly pushing this little-known animal towards extinction. This true devastation of the trade has been exposed with new video footage showing the brutal capture and […]

via New Investigation Reveals the True Horrors of Pangolin Poaching — Lady Freethinker

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Susie Ellis, PhD Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation Despite the innate drive to reproduce, some rhinoceros species are notoriously difficult to breed. Recent research published in Mammal Review takes stock of assisted reproductive techniques that have been used for rhinoceros species, noting that assisted reproductive technologies, once they are reliable, may play a vital role in […]

via Sex and the Sumatran Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog