Human-wildlife conflict among greatest threats to animal species: WWF and UNEP report

Source: Down to Earth What is the news? World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), have released a new report titled – A future for all – the need for human-wildlife coexistence.  Key findings Conflict between humans and animals is one of the main threats to the long-term survival of some… Continue reading Human-wildlife conflict among greatest threats to animal species: WWF and UNEP report

Vanishing wildlife: 22 species have gone extinct in India

According to the data tabled in the Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,4 species of fauna and 18 species of flora have gone extinct in India in the past few centuries. The data has shown that among mammals,the following are considered extinct in India (a)Cheetah(Acinonyx jubatus) (b)Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)… Continue reading Vanishing wildlife: 22 species have gone extinct in India