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Mizoram successfully concludes bird census, 200 bird species tallied and documented

Feb 12, 2024

Conservation Mizoram, in collaboration with the Sailam Ecological Conservation Society, successfully conducted the Mizoram Bird Census, Chapchar Awllen Sava Chhiarpui 2024 (CASC2024) for the fourth consecutive year. The closing ceremony took place at the Sailam Bird Sanctuary in Mizoram with over 50 attendees.

Amur Falcons (File Photo)

Manipur: Over 1.41 lakh Amur falcons roost at Chiuluan village

Nov 12, 2023

The first population estimation survey of Amur falcons in Manipur's conflict-ridden Tamenglong’s Chiuluan village has been completed, revealing an approximate count of 1,41,274 migratory birds currently roosting there. The survey was conducted by 11 members of Wildlife Explorers Manipur (WEM), an animal lovers’ group in the state, using drones, Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, and telephoto cameras.

Amur Falcons

Manipur: Head count of Amur falcons conducted for the first time in Tamenglong district’s Chuilon village

Nov 11, 2023

Experts of Wildlife Explorer Manipur (WEM) supported by volunteers of the Rainforest Club Tamenglong (RCT) and forest staff carried out the census exercise at 3 roosting sites of the falcons in the thick jungles of Chuilon along the banks of Barak river since early in the morning till afternoon.

Assam: Endangered Ganges river dolphin sighted in Bolaighat, Lakhimpur after a decade

Oct 16, 2023

Ganges river dolphins have been spotted at Bolaighat in a shallow tributary river stream of the Charikoriya River, the lifeline of the Dhakuakhana Sub-division of the Lakhimpur district.

Kolkata court issues arrest warrant against bollywood actress Zareen Khan in cheating case

Kolkata court issues arrest warrant against bollywood actress Zareen Khan in cheating case

Sep 17, 2023

Following her repeated absence, the court issued an arrest warrant against the Bollywood actress after police filed charges against her.

Secretary Bird

Most Unique National Animals

Aug 08, 2023

Most Unique National Animals

Animals That Can Kill Crocodiles Mercilessly

Animals That Can Kill Crocodiles Mercilessly

Aug 08, 2023

Alligators and crocodiles are the top predators. Nevertheless, there are a few species that can compete with them.

Clouded Leopards are called as ninjas of the forest

Clouded leopards in Assam’s Manas National Park play hide-and-seek with other carnivores, reveals new study

Aug 06, 2023

A new study by two scientists from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has revealed that the clouded leopard in western Assam’s Manas National Park and Tiger Reserve play a mysterious game of hide-and-seek in the tropical canopy forests, claiming their personal territory.

Hoolock Gibbon

Hoolock Gibbons to be preserved under a dedicated conservation programme by Assam government

Jun 30, 2023

In an effort to preserve and protect Hoolock Gibbons, an endemic animal of the state of Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on June 30 shared government’s plan to build arboreal bridges and insulate transmission lines. 

Illegal timber 'mafia' stripping Hoolock Gibbon habitat in Assam

Illegal timber 'mafia' stripping Hoolock Gibbon habitat in Assam

Jun 05, 2023

Timber mafia is becoming the greatest threat to Assam's flora and fauna said Devajit Moran, a Wildlife worker and environmentalist.

Locals rescue endangered Slow Loris from wetlands of Sonbeel

Assam: Locals rescue endangered Slow Loris from wetlands of Sonbeel

Apr 10, 2023

In yet another instance of wild, reclusive animals being found far from their habitat after a Slow Loris was rescued from Sonbeel in the Karimganj district in Assam.

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Lecture on “Impacts of Deforestation and Importance of Forest” held in Manipur

Apr 02, 2023

Churachandpur Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised an awareness programme on the Impacts of Deforestation and the importance of forests in shaping the environment

Critically endangered turtle rescued in Dhubri

Assam: Critically endangered turtle rescued in Dhubri

Mar 21, 2023

On the auspicious occasion of International Forest Day, a vulnerable turtle has been rescued from a pond in the Motirchar area of Dhubri district on March 21.

File photo of an adult tiger spotted in Namdapha, Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal: Tiger spotted in Namdapha National Park after 8 years

Feb 11, 2023

Forest officials were excited when they spotted a tiger in Arunachal’s Namdapha National Park and Tiger Reserve in Changlang district on February 10.

File photo of Photo of Yaral Pat wetland in Manipur

Manipur State Wetland Authority selects seven wetlands for its conservation

Feb 02, 2023

Manipur State Wetland Authority had selected seven wetlands for its restoration under Wetlands (Management and Conservation) Rules 2017.

Assam: Migratory birds found poisoned in Jorhat's Barsala Beel, environmentalists raise concerns over birds' safety

Jan 17, 2023

Visitors, environment activists have stumbled upon carcasses of migratory birds in Jorhat’s Barsala Beel and have raised concerns over the safety of these winged creatures.

community fishing at Deepor Beel

Defying orders people indulge in community fishing at Deepor Beel

Jan 08, 2023

However, many people indulged in community fishing at Deepor Beel from wee hours of January 8. During fishing season fishing starts as early as 4.30 am in the morning.

Photo credit: Dr Leons Mathew Abraham

Deepor Beel Winter Birding Festival celebrates winter migration of birds 

Jan 04, 2023

A four-day ‘Deepor Beel Winter Birding Festival’ to celebrate the winter migration of birds to our region. It will continue till January 17 in different sections of Deepor Beel

Nagaland Christmas birding challege

How Nagaland Christmas Birding Challenge is helping young birdwatchers

Dec 26, 2022

Talking exclusively to IndiaTodayNE, Lansothung Lotha, a Range Forest Officer shared some inputs as to how this event is helping young birdwatchers from the state and the purpose behind this one-of-a-kind event.

Deepor Beel

Higher dissolved solids and concentration of heavy metals in Deepor Beel: Reports

Dec 24, 2022

Higher concentration of heavy metals also has been a major concern for environmentalists and locals residing beside the Ramsar site. Migratory birds thrive at sites and various types of amphibians are also found at Deepor Beel. Locals beside the site also depend upon the beel for its resources like fish.

Swamp Grass-babbler (Laticilla cinerascens)

Assam: Burning, clearing imperils grassland birds of Brahmaputra floodplains

Dec 17, 2022

Over the last 45 years, the mosaic of grasslands, wetlands, and agriculture patches has been converted to either tea gardens or contiguous agriculture areas in most of the districts of Assam. Population growth has led to the expansion of urban and suburban areas in Kamrup, Dhubri, Majuli and Tinsukia.