Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has carved a giant SOS message into an Indonesian palm oil plantation, as part of a campaign on the impact of such plantations on tribal communities and endangered species. The giant SOS signal, which the artist completed last month, runs for about a half-kilometre inside a plantation in North Sumatra, and can […]
Dholes (Cuon alpinus) are a species of wild dog found across Central, South, Southeast and East Asia. They share their habitat with Tigers (Panthera tigris) and are reputed to be very aggressive in their interactions with the big cats. Stories of Dhole packs hunting down Tigers in the forests of India have become part of […]
Leopards (Panthera pardus), or panthers (as they were more popularly known a few decades ago) are the commonest of big cats in India. The Indian subspecies (Panthera pardus fusca), distributed across the subcontinent might have as many as 14,000 individuals (as of 2016), far more than all the tigers, lions, snow leopards and clouded leopards […]
Tigers are a royal species among all the Asian big cats, covered by a flame colored complexion with coal black stripes. They have smouldering, amber eyes and reddish orange fur as camouflage when they move from tree to tree. They are also the largest cat species with incredible strength, instant high speed, and flawless hunting […]
A groundbreaking study was just released in the journal Biological Conservation. Written by Thinley et al. (2018), it deals with the ecosystem services provided by tigers (Panthera tigris) to villagers in Bhutan. The authors found strong evidence that the presence of tigers near villages can limit both crop and livestock losses. At its core, this […]
by Divya Bhardwaj Trophy hunting is defined as the selective hunting of wild game for human recreation. Supporters of trophy hunting argue that when conducted legally, it actually raises money to protect the animals and their habitats. They are not wrong, since currently the leading source of funds for threatened animals in Africa is from […]
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