A Recent Study Notes 13 Direct Sightings Of The Mammal In Gulf Of Kutch

Ahmedabad: The rare dugong, also known as ‘sea cow’, is happily grazing underwater off the Gujarat coast. Until now, wildlife experts had known about the existence of the marine mammal largely through carcasses being washed ashore along the state and sightings by fishermen. But now there is some concrete evidence.

Ahmedabad: While shifting the Asiatic lions from critically endangered species category to endangered species in its Red List, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the same time has also cautioned the forest department against poaching threats to the species.

The IUCN Red List report stated that the subpopulation of lions is increasing and is considered stable now in Gujarat. The number of lions is also reported to be spreading beyond the boundaries of the protected sanctuary of Gir to satellite townships.

IUCN Shifts Asiatic Lions From Critical Category To Endangered Species

Ahmedabad: The roar of Asiatic lions in Gujarat just got louder. The conservation efforts of the state are now reflected not just in the growing numbers of the big cats but also in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Birds Continue To Fall Prey Despite Arrest Of 9 Men

Ahmedabad: The forest department claimed to have cracked the case of the poaching of 64 lesser flamingos in Venasar village in the Little Rann of Kutch when its officials arrested nine people on January 4. They had even recovered the nets used to trap the birds, after TOI had reported the massacre.

Ahmedabad: The dead flamingos found in Venasar village were not the work of some desperately poor man’s attempt to feed his family.

Ahmedabad: The rapid infrastructure development taking place in Kutch is not the only threat to the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) and the conservation efforts to protect them.

Ahmedabad: Winged visitors from Siberia, the Greater Flamingos, will get warning signals in form of reflectors while flying at night through hightension power transmission lines in the Khadir regio

Move Comes After TOI Report On 400 Flamingo Deaths