For millions of tourists, Ramnagar is the gateway to Corbett tiger reserve. Most hotels and resorts are clustered around this town. It is the national park headquarters that issues permits.

A recent incident of alleged poaching of a Great Indian Bustard -- the State bird of Rajasthan listed in the “critically endangered” category -- near the famous Sam sand dunes in Jaisalmer district has shocked environmentalists who have blamed poor wildlife management and lack of protective measures for the crime.

Some hunters travelling in two vehicles allegedly shot dead a Great Indian Bustard in broad daylight in Sudasari area forming part of the Desert National Park on December 20 and took away the dead bird. A shepherd saw the act and complained to the forest authorities.

It stoutly opposes Gujarat Forest Department proposal to divert land

The Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBW) has put its foot down against the laying of a road across the Kutch desert sanctuary — the largest breeding ground of flamingos in the entire Indian subcontinent — following a site report by an experts panel that the construction would wipe out the population of the already endangered bird.

GUWAHATI/DIMAPUR: With early winter coming in, means a time to seek fortune for many villagers. As Amur falcons migrate from Siberia, the villagers hunt them in large number and earn a lot in Nagaland and parts of Manipur.

However, if environmentalists have their way this year, those villagers in Nagaland or elsewhere in the North East region will be disappointed during this winter as their plans to ‘harvest’ on migratory birds may be restricted.

MUMBAI: Imagine loads of useful information on birds and avian ecology readily available for free at the click of the mouse, plus myriad databases for the layman as well as the scientist.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday pledged $50 million to strengthen institutional mechanism for biodiversity conservation in the country.

The Union Environment Ministry has taken the side of conservationists fighting for survival of 300-odd Narcondam hornbills, threatened by a Coast Guard plan to set up a radar surveillance system on the tiny island in the Andamans where the birds make their home.

On August 31, the Ministry of Environment and Forests issued an order rejecting the proposal, suggesting that the Coast Guard explore other options, “like installation of off-shore structures and several other viable options…which can spare the unique habitat of Narcondam Island from disturbance,

Two endangered species of vulture have been bred successfully in captivity at a conservation centre in Assam, officials said on Sunday.

A nestling each of the white-backed and the slender-billed species have hatched at the centre, located 40 km from here at Rani, State Principal Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Suresh Chand said.

New Delhi: The house sparrow is still very much a part of Delhi’slandscape.Its numbers might seem on the decline, but findings of ‘Citizen Sparrow’ — a national survey to understand the population

The two separate cases of killing and torture of birds in Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu respectively have shocked both wildlife experts and animal welfare activists.