Researchers have discovered a new family of legless amphibians, commonly known as caecilians. After DNA analysis of the specimen, scientists have confirmed that it is an entirely new family.

Ancient lineage traced to East, West parts of Africa

Despite rapid urbanization, the herpetofauna population of Guwahati has not been severely affected. There are some 63 species of herpetiles in this Assam city.

The hydel project will cause loss of biodiversity and significant environmental impact

If not kissing the frog, at least appreciating their ‘croak’ may lead to some headway in to climate research.

Amphibian population declines far exceed those of other vertebrate groups, with 30% of all species listed as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The causes of these declines are a matter of continued research, but probably include climate change, land-use change and spread of the pathogenic fungal disease chytridiomycosis. Here we assess the spatial distribution and interactions of these primary threats in relation to the global distribution of amphibian species.

The 12th Sanctuary Wildlife Awards on Thursday honoured some of the most passionate nature enthusiasts across different age groups as “India's Earth Heroes” here.

George Schaller, a well-known American scientist, was given the Lifetime Service Award.
“His path-breaking research on the Indian tiger in the Kanha National Park has become the gold standard for field biology across the world,” said a release by Sanctuary Asia, one of the organisers of the award ceremony.

They thought it had croaked. But missing for a half-century and listed as extinct in 1996, the Hula painted frog has been spotted again in northern Israel, its only known habitat.

ALAPPUZHA: Two species of frogs found in Kerala are endangered, a study has found.

AHMEDABAD: The 10-member expert committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forest ( MoEF) has suggested the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) should be recognized as pollutants and ther