The crowd-pleasing Year of the Tiger, which began on Sunday, could be a lousy year for the world

Nainital Zoo officials have approached the higher authorities to procure a pair of Siberian tiger and tigress as the lone Siberian tiger in the zoo has almost completed its average life expectancy age.

The ambitious tiger revival plan at Panna National Park might be moving ahead amid hiccups since its inception early last year, but wildlife experts like World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India secretary general Ravi Singh, are very much upbeat about the project.

With a view to protect and increase the population of peacock and chinkara in Haryana, the State Government has chalked out an ambitious plan to set up an integrated project for their conservation and breeding that would be developed over 70 acres of land.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today called for an integrated approach for the protection and preservation of the state

With cases of bears straying out of their habitat and attacking people rising, mostly in the outlying areas close to forests, wildlife officials have started a pilot project of putting GPS collars around the necks of Himalayan black bears in a bid to study their movement and behavioural pattern.

THRISSUR: Governor R S Gavai called upon scientists and researchers attending the three-day World Waterfowl Conference, which began here on Wednesday, to formulate new viable strategies for upgrading technological capabilities of waterfowl farming, thus leading to a significant acceleration of the country

LUCKNOW: The ghariyal and 35% of India's turtle species are considered by the IUCN to be endangered or critically endangered and under threat of extinction unless prompt and decisive conservation action is taken.

With the functioning and management of a majority of the 196 zoos of the country leaving much to be desired, the Centre is considering setting up a dedicated institution to provide them with scientific and technical assistance, both in order to bring about a turnaround as also to make them visitor-friendly.

A zoo in the United Kingdom has come up with a novel approach to locally sourcing some of its food for animals and dealing with the challenge of limited space: vertical farming.

The Paignton Zoo in South Devon, working with Valcent Products (Eu) Limited and its VertiCrop farming system, has just finished planting its first crop of lettuce.