Conserving wildlife while simultaneously meeting the resource needs of a growing human population is a major sustainability challenge. As such, using combined social and environmental perspectives to understand how people and wildlife are interlinked, together with the mechanisms that may weaken or strengthen those linkages, is of utmost importance. However, such integrated information is lacking.

Recently, the dilemma of human–wildlife conflict has created great opportunity to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems for both people and ecosystems. The emerging “One Health” movemen explicitly recognizes the inextricable connections between human, animal, and ecosystem health and is leading not only to new scientific research but also to projects that help people rise out of poverty, improve their health, reduce conflicts with wildlife, and preserve ecosystems, such as Bwindi’s tropical montane forest.

In January of this year an application was filed in the Supreme Court in an ongoing case (Wildlife First and Ors. vs. Union of India and Ors.) that seeks to have the Forest Rights Act declared unconstitutional.

A joint statement issued by a number of movements, conservation NGOs and experts in conservation biology against the application filed in the Supreme Court against the Forest Rights Act.

Campaign for survival and dignity: Open letter to Wildlife Conservation Groups on Supreme Court petition.

In 2011, a suicidal man released his pet lions, tigers and other animals into the forests of Zanesville, US. The reaction of locals contrasts starkly with that of Indian villagers who share their landscape with dangerous charismatic megafauna. India's greater tolerance towards wildlife should be responsibly leveraged to foster its conservation.

The Asiatic Wild Water Buffalo Bubalus arnee is an endangered species restricted to South and Southeast Asia. Nepal’s only population survives in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve which is located on the floodplain of the Koshi River, a tributary of Ganga. This species is under threat due to high anthropogenic pressure ranging from habitat deterioration to hybridization with domestic buffalo. Yet, the population has grown from 63 in 1976 to 219 in 2009, despite the decline in the calf/cow ratio. The present study conducted in 2009 used the block count method.

The State animal of Jharkhand, the elephant, has become a displaced creature in its own home, courtesy vanishing corridors, growing urbanisation and illegal mining.

Hazaribagh, Oct. 9: A herd of 20 elephants is giving sleepless nights to residents of two villages in Giridih’s Dumri block.

Coal mining forcing elephants to migrate from elephant corridors: activists. Despite her frail condition, there was no stopping Terasia Bai from vigorously collecting dry wood from the forest.