Regrowing affected population made easy Researchers of the National Institute of Oceanography (nio) in Goa have artificially repopulated corals in the Lakshadweep islands. Three years ago, the scientists started experimenting to develop a cost effective method to re-grow corals. About 60 per cent of them had died in 1998 in the islands. After trying different substrates

Against habitat loss, hunting and trade primates, mankind

  Panna tiger reserve Diamond mine gets the go-ahead Enlarge View Supreme Court revokes ban on diamond mine in tiger zone the Supreme Court on August 13 gave the go-ahead to the National Mineral Development Corporation (nmdc), a public sector undertaking, to resume diamond mining operations in the

a central Empowered Committee- appointed expert panel has suggested reducing the size of the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary in Maharashtra to 122,200 hectares (ha). But the state government wants to reduce it further, to 35,000 ha. The sanctuary, a prime habitat of the Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps), is spread over 850,000 ha across Ahmednagar and Solapur districts. A few years

Click here to Enlarge View Study redraws evolutionary relationship between birds most birds of prey

Protected areas attract human settlements? globally, creating protected areas (pas) has been a preferred method of biodiversity conservation. Such areas with their mandate of providing refuge to wildlife are usually assumed to have negative impact on local communities since their access to natural resources is restricted. But a study from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that

Lack of information, coordination and expertise make wildlife crime difficult to curb In the first week of July, a major player in wildlife trade was subjected to narco analysis and brain mapping at the Central Forensic Laboratory in Bangalore. Shabbir Hussain Qureshi was arrested in 2007 in Lucknow and was found to possess the skin and bones of wild animals. This is the second time such

two Czech nationals, arrested on June 23 for allegedly collecting insects without proper permission from the Singalila National Park in Darjeeling, moved bail petitions for a second time in a Darjeeling court on July 21. But the appeal could not be heard due to lawyers

Rasam soothes aching throats and upset tummies What better way to tickle your taste buds this monsoon season, while also protecting yourself against colds and coughs, than sipping some piping hot rasam? Rasams flavoured with lemon, tomatoes and cumin are a staple in most Tamil households. The versatile soup has its variations in Karnataka (saaru) and Andhra Pradesh. Rasam is usually

the Drugs Controller General of India (dcgi) is preparing guidelines for linking the drug regulatory authority and the Indian patent office. The system called