Juliette Jowit and Ashleigh Searle

Study suspects sharp reduction in snake numbers in a variety of habitats in five countries is caused by habitat loss and prey.

Vast tracts of Borneo yet to be biologically explored

KUALA LUMPUR: A lungless frog, a frog that flies and a slug that shoots love darts are among 123 new species found in Borneo since 2007 in a project to conserve one of the oldest rain forests in the world.

Adoption of Python at Van Vihar, Bhopal was done by Md. Shakil residing at Chinar Fortune City, Hosangabad Road, Bhopal. Shakil came to Van Vihar for registration for World Watching camp. After getting information he immediately deposited 720 rupees for adoption of Python. Director, Van Vihar SS Rajput gave adoption certificate to Md Akhil on this occasion.

Pune City-based Ram Bhutkar has compiled a one-of-its-kind directory that gives information about snake rescuers in the city. The directory, Sarpamitra Soochi, Pune Zilla gives names, addresses, photographs, email address and contact numbers of 310 snake rescuers in the city. It was released on Monday by State Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam.

London: Solving an intriguing biological mystery, scientists have found the mechanism behind the menacing

KOHORA: Often snake are killed due to its venomous quality without understanding its actual importance in maintaining the balance and ecology. Snakes help in protection of foodgrains by killing and eating insects, rats and rodents and keeping their population at a threshold level.

In order to save snakes, scorpions and other poisonous creatures which stray into human habitations and are killed, a villager, Bhanwar Lal Swami, alias Sooraj Kumar, has set up an organisation in this district.

Subhash Chandra N S, Bangalore, Feb 18, DH News Service:

A documentary film showing a king cobra devouring its female partner on one of the private television channels has turned out to be a bane for the world

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking proper rehabilitation of a King Cobra that is under the care of the Solapur Municipal Corporation (SMC). The cobra was rescued from a monk and handed over to SMC by forest department officials in 2007. Petitioner Gururaj Pore had helped the officials to rescue the cobra.

The exhibition has been organised to create awareness of snakes among students