Date archive forMay, 2013
By Rajesh N Singh On Friday, May 31st, 2013

Rat Snakes: Looks alone is the enemy

Lucknow: Mere mention of its name sends shiver down the spine and probably this is the reason for the immediate issuance of a death warrant for this animal on being spotted. The animal in question is none other More...

By Dr Vineeta Singh On Friday, May 24th, 2013

Gone is the music of chirping sparrows

Gurgaon: It is a hat trick of celebrations to mark every year on March 20 as World Sparrow Day in India. Beyond that nothing concrete has being done to save this chirping birds from hurtling towards extinction. A More...

By Rajesh N Singh On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Pesticides taking a toll on honeybee population

Lucknow: Unabated use of pesticides in crop protection is posing a grave threat to the very existence of honeybee in the world. Although its survival appears to be rather bleak, corrective measures are still to More...

By Rajesh N Singh On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

‘Neglected’ gharials awaiting corrective measures, officials unmoved

Lucknow: Looks are deceptive and this holds true for Gharial, a long snouted species of crocodile found in India. It is solely a fish eater and does not attack humans or wild animals. And probably this gentle habit More...

By Rajesh N Singh On Friday, May 17th, 2013

Gangetic dolphins falling prey to pesticides, poaching

Lucknow: When it comes to protecting an endangered species, casual efforts never works and in fact it always eludes desired results. This is probably what is happening in case of gangetic dolphins in Uttar Pradesh More...

By Dr Vineeta Singh On Friday, May 17th, 2013

His master’s companion

Shot to fame in India after an advertisement campaign by a telecom company, demand for this breed suddenly soared and this canine was a talking point in majority of households. And obviously the breed is none other More...

By Rajesh N Singh On Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Wild visitors from abroad get permanent abode in India

Lucknow: Beyond a certain point even animals refuse to tolerate habitat destruction. This was amply proved when large number of elephants from Nepal crossed over to Indian forest following large-scale clear felling More...