Over 170 species of birds in the country are threatened, with eight new species added to the 2014 Red List prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

An expert committee set up to ascertain whether the wetlands at Kopri in Thane have been reclaimed for an upcoming Special Economic Zone (SEZ) were denied entry to the area on three occasions.

In a move set to increase protection of wetlands in Maharashtra, the state wetland committee in its first meeting has decided to speed up proposals on converting at least nine important wetlands in

Over 65,000 birds across 26 species and many animals from nine species of mammals were killed in hailstorms that occurred between February and May this year in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions.

Birds are considered to be a good indicator of the condition of the natural environment.

PUNE: The Maharashtra government has drawn up a species recovery plan for the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) that will be implemented from April, an expert from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS

MUMBAI: The once common bustard species of Maharashtra, viz.

Just two of 15 critically endangered bird species mentioned in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) latest list were sighted by birders in Goa in recent years, but now no lon

Agartala: Wildlife authority of Tripura will start captive breeding of vulture in Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary following steady decline of the bird species in the state over past few years.

Fifteen species of birds seen in India have been declared critically endangered by the International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN) for 2013.