Manipur's much-awaited five-day Shirui Lily State Festival, commenced yesterday in the Ukhrul district headquarters.

The festival will continue till 28th of April 2018.

We present a range-wide assessment of sympatric western lowland gorillas Gorilla gorilla gorilla and central chimpanzees Pan troglodytes troglodytes using the largest survey data set ever assembled for these taxa: 59 sites in five countries surveyed between 2003 and 2013, totaling 61,000 person-days of fieldwork. We used spatial modeling to investigate major drivers of great ape distribution and population trends.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of A. Rangarajan & Others Vs Union of India dated 23/04/2018 regarding implementation of Project Elephant Scheme in states of India. An Action Taken Report was sought from 22 states within 60 days. Inspite this only three states, i.e., Kerala, Meghalaya and West Bengal have responded. Supreme Court directs the states who have not submitted the report to submit it within four weeks.

One in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction, but atleast twenty-five bird species have been brought back from the brink of extinction so far this century finds this new study of global bird populations by Birdlife International

Since the late Pleistocene, large-bodied mammals have been extirpated from much of Earth. Although all habitable continents once harbored giant mammals, the few remaining species are largely confined to Africa. This decline is coincident with the global expansion of hominins over the late Quaternary. Here, we quantify mammalian extinction selectivity, continental body size distributions, and taxonomic diversity over five time periods spanning the past 125,000 years and stretching approximately 200 years into the future.

Anti-trafficking authorities have seized 513 kilograms (1,131 pounds) of pangolin scales at Cotonou airport in the West African country of Benin, the Beninese newspaper La Nouvelle Tribune reports.

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa's government calling for an end to rhino poaching

The past processes that have shaped geographic patterns of genetic diversity may be difficult to infer from current patterns. However, in species with sex differences in dispersal, differing phylogeographic patterns between mitochondrial (mt) and nuclear (nu) DNA may provide contrasting insights into past events. Forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) were impacted by climate and habitat change during the Pleistocene, which likely shaped phylogeographic patterns in mitochondrial (mt) DNA that have persisted due to limited female dispersal.

Two hills in tiger reserve Palamu count much. The hills are Burha Pahar and Jaigir Pahar. Burha pahar is ‘notorious’ while Jaigir pahar is “submissive’.

Aiming to promote eco-tourism, the UP government has decided to set up 'Tiger Protection Foundations' in three forest ranges, including Dudhwa.

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