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Going on a bee hunt

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Dhaka, 1, April, 2020: As the name suggests, European bee-eaters eat bees – as well as other insects. They catch them in midair, carry them to a perch and pound them to rub out the venom, making them safe to eat. One of Europe’s most colourful birds, they are still an unusual sight in the […]

Sunderbans included in govt’s wetland management plan

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Kolkata: The state Environment department has included Sunderbans in its wetland management plan and has constituted a committee that will prepare a project report on its proper management. The committee in its report will also include an action plan for the protection of East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) – a Ramsar site where illegal constructions have […]

Meet the Wildlife Police

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The Border Force officers at Heathrow Airport were suspicious. Something just didn’t seem right about the tall stack of polystyrene foam trays, marked “frozen fish,” that had passed through customs in London on their way to a flight bound for Hong Kong. The agents removed the top tray—and discovered carton after carton filled with 440 […]

Australian hillside on fire ‘looks like it’s covered in lava’

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Terrifying photographs show an Australian hillside almost entirely in flames. The eerie glow taken at twilight ‘looked like lava’, as the fires dotted the landscape close to a town in rural Victoria. Melissa Ericksen posted the picture on Facebook, saying: ‘Balmattum Hill is really glowing tonight, however not as much as all of our incredible […]

Australian fires: Everything we know and how you can help

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Australia is facing an unprecedented national crisis, as bushfires tear through rural communities across the nation. Since September, at least 20 people have died and over 1,500 homes have been destroyed. Another 28 people have been confirmed missing after bushfires tore through busy tourist hubs in eastern Victoria at the turn of the new year. […]

অস্ট্রেলিয়ার দাবানলে মৃতের সংখ্যা বেড়ে ২৩

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আন্তর্জাতিক ডেস্কঃ দাবানলের আগুনে দাউদাউ করে জ্বলছে অস্ট্রেলিয়ার বিস্তীর্ণ বনাঞ্চল। সেপ্টেম্বর থেকে শুরু হওয়া এই বিধ্বংসী দাবানলের জেরে পুড়ে গেছে প্রায় কয়েক লক্ষ একর জমি। ভস্মীভূত হয়েছে প্রায় দু’শরও বেশি বাড়ি। দাবানলে মৃতের সংখ্যা বেড়ে ২৩ জনে দাঁড়িয়েছে। এই পরিস্থিতির জেরে নিউ সাউথ ওয়েলসে সপ্তাহব্যাপী জরুরি অবস্থা জারি করেছে প্রশাসন। এর মাঝেই জানা গেল এই […]

Will the latest amendment to U.P.’s tree act help the state’s green cover?

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Reacting to the outrage over a proposal to cut more than 64,000 trees for a Defence Expo in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued new norms to protect trees in the northern state. The amendment to the state’s tree protection act however, has experts and authorities coming out with opposing claims on the sustainability […]

Science v poachers: how tech is transforming wildlife conservation

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It is dry season in a Kenyan national park. A small group of poachers walks along a dried-up riverbed, aiming to kill a black rhino and remove its horns, which could fetch as much as $100,000 on the Asian black market.  The men are concealed by undergrowth on the riverbanks but seen by a poaching […]

Noise pollution rules should be tightened to protect wildlife, say scientists

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Noise produced by human activities should be better regulated to protect wildlife, say the authors of a study exposing how sound pollution affects myriad creatures from fish to birds. Road traffic, aircraft, ships, factories and oil drilling are all human activities that produce noise, most – but not all – of which is typically below 4kHz. […]

The Best Photos From This Year’s Comedy Wildlife Awards

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The competition's results will be revealed on November 13, with the winner getting a one-week safari in Kenya's Masai Mara. The contest, aimed at highlighting the importance of conservation, is run in conjunction with global wildlife charity Born Free Foundation. The world has seen an astonishing 60 percent decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, […]

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