The mode and tempo of extinctions and extirpations after the first contact phase of human settlements is a widely debated topic. As the last major landmass to be settled by humans, New Zealand offers a unique lens through which to study interactions of people and biota. By analyzing ancient DNA from more than 5,000 nondiagnostic and fragmented bones from 38 subfossil assemblages, we describe species and patterns that have been missed by morphological approaches.

Coming as a boost to conservation efforts, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is planning to notify 500 metres around Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary.

GREATER NODAI: In a situation never seen before, Surajpur Wetland, a perennial wetland on the outskirts of Greater Noida, which is fed by rainfall, Hawaliya drain or Tilapta Canal, has gone entirel

Proposal will create ‘shock absorber’ around sanctuaries; impose curbs

GUURGRAM: The outbreak of Newcastle virus among peacocks, reported from Bhondsi on Friday, has prompted district authorities to take prompt action.

GURUGRAM: You would normally associate the undulating belt of Aravali hills that lies between Golf Course Road and Gurugram-Faridabad Road with luxury housing societies that dot its perimeter.

If reincarnation is a thing, one of the worst life forms in which to return must be the chick in the second egg laid by a southern ground hornbill.

Experts stress on need to create awareness of birds among students and public

NAVI MUMBAI: After more than a decade of sharp fall in the number of bird species, the Karnala Sanctuary has this year seen a 100% rise compared to 2017.

The unique ornamental features and extreme sexual traits of Peacock have always intrigued the scientists. However, the genomic evidence to explain its phenotype are yet unknown. Thus, we report the first genome sequence and comparative analysis of peacock with the available high-quality genomes of chicken, turkey, duck, flycatcher and zebra finch.

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