There is an urgent need for an amendment to the Forest and the Wildlife Act of India for the safety of the endangered forests and wildlife of Assam. Wild animals belonging to various species including their habitats have been decreasing for which problems like global warming, various unseen diseases etc are confronting mankind as serious threats.

Himalayan Black Bear: Threat to survival
Darjeeling, May 21: For the first time in India, heat sensor cameras will be used in a survey to count Himalayan Black Bear in a wildlife sanctuary here.

NAVI MUMBAI: The Vashi police on Thursday arrested two persons for trying to sell the skin of a leopard- a species protected under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972. Officials believe the animal must have been killed recently as the skin gave off a strong odour.

The Indian state

Hoshiarpur: Wild animals, especially wild boar and blue bull, have been damaging crops in the Kandi belt, giving sleepless nights to farmers.

Blinkered conservation policies and neglected grasslands have reduced the population of the Great Indian Bustard to just over 500, says Kalyani N

R Venkatramani

NAGAPATTINAM: Hundreds of rare species of conches, kept in 191 gunny bags for smuggling, were seized by the Forest Department officials at Nagapattinam on Saturday.

The officials are on the look out for the persons who were allegedly involved in the smuggling attempt.

An interview with Bal Mukund Arora, the first veterinarian to be appointed wildlife epidemiologist in India. In his three decades at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute at Izzatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, he founded a centre for wildlife diseases. He has recently published the country

Siliguri, March 4: A Red Dog has been sighted near Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary.

Commonly known as dhole, the animal had been spotted by Praloy Mondal, a vet stationed in Jaldapara, about 10 days ago. The Indian wild dog or Red Dog (cuon alpinus) is protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Act 1972.