Mumbai: So you thought that Orissa was the only state that the rare and elusive Olive Ridley Turtle graced with its presence?

Think again. The highly endangered species unfailingly come to a quaint coastal village of Velas, Ratnagiri, about 260 kilometres away from amchi Mumbai, year after year, to lay eggs. About 50 days later, the hatchlings make their way to the sea.

Kaziranga (Assam): Ten tiger deaths in three months, 42 deaths in eight years, yet officials at the Kaziranga National Park, home to one of the largest number of tigers in India, are of the opinion that tiger population here is

Boparai Kalan (Nakodar): Balbir Singh gets up from his cot, takes maize from bags inside a room and scatters the grains on the roof of house. The old man has been doing it as routine for 15 years to conserve national bird peacock.

New Delhi: The fire that engulfed a part of Gujarat

- Nandan Kanan suffers as staff go on indefinite strike

Staff on protest path. Pix: Sanjib Mukherjee
Bhubaneswar, Feb. 8: For the poor animals at Nandan Kanan, it was a day to fast, as their caretakers went on an indefinite strike demanding a better deal for themselves.

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Forest land surrounding all major tiger reserves in the country may turn into farmland and commercial establishments following recategorisation of these expanses as revenue land. The decision has been taken to lure inhabitants out of the villages in core tiger habitats across the country.

- Birsa Munda Zoological Park allows individuals and organisations to adopt animals and birds

Take your pick: A tiger and birds at the Birsa Munda Zoological Park in Ranchi. File pictures

Ranchi, Jan. 29: Like someone you saw at the zoo? Now, you can adopt them too.

kENDRAPARA: As many as 1572 estuarine crocodiles, including two measuring more than 20 feet, were sighted by the Forest officials in the water bodies of Bhitarakanika National Park during the week-long census. This was informed by Prasanna Kumar Behera, DFO of the park.

Even as experts and activists envelop prominent areas and forums of pro-wildlife arguments, there is still scope to play a part.

The elephant population which was only 1,967 in 1993 has increased up to 5,350 in 2008, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.