Remaining habitat for P. tapanuliensis is threatened by forest fragmentation, habitat degradation, and conversion that are slated to continue. These are critical factors for the survival of large primates, and particularly Sumatran orangutans, including P. tapanuliensis. Presently, individuals of this species are divided among three forest fragments in the Batang Toru region of Sumatra.

Considered as a hotspot for biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin, Lebanon is currently witnessing anarchic urbanization and unprecedented destruction of its natural habitats. Unregulated urbanization is also compounded by the surge in Lebanon’s population due to the unabated influx of Syrian refugees since 2012. This work aims to define Important Plant Areas (IPAs) with exceptional botanical richness. These IPAs should constitute the priority zones for conservation, contributing to the fulfillment of national targets in the framework of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Kolhapur: The Shivaji University, Kolhapur might soon host a biodiversity centre, as a proposal to start the same is under consideration, A D Jadhav, assistant professor at the department of zoolog

Pilibhit: The Pilibhit tiger reserve lost its fifth big cat in two months when the rotten carcass of a tiger was recovered from a spot barely 200 meters away from the Barahi forest range on Sunday

There has been a dramatic drop in the number of rhino poaching cases on privately owned game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal following an intensive de-horning project in the last three years.

New app to avoid human error in estimating big cats’ presence, tribal groups participate

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

Kihansi catchment, characterized by steep slopes to the east and gentle slopes to the west and Kihansi gorge in particular, is internationally recognized as an important site for biodiversity withi

NEW DELHI: Number of Indus river dolphin may be negligible in India, but the first ever organised survey of this endangered aquatic species in the river Beas in Punjab last week gave a sign of “bre

Experts are counting the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda, seven years after the last census was held.

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