Endangered Species
Calcutta  /  Published 10.06.20

Fishing cat trapped and killed ‘for meat’

A fishing cat, Bengal’s state animal, was allegedly trapped, killed and skinned — purportedly for its meat — by some residents of a village in West Midnapore on Wednesday.A forest official in Ca...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 29.02.20

Destroying the planet

Sir — India has stopped importing palm oil — the country is the top buyer of the product globally — from Malaysia. It will buy most of its palm oil from Indonesia. This does not bode well for th...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 20.02.20

Elephant on UN wildlife conservation list

A UN wildlife conference on Thursday accepted India’s proposals to include the Asian elephant, the Great Indian bustard and the Bengal florican in a list of migratory species targeted for enhanced t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.20

SC eye on African cheetah relocation

While it is impossible to change the past, efforts can always be made to adopt a different course for the future. The Supreme Court seemed to recognize this recently when it said that it would allow t...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.19

Is Neymar down the Maradona path?

Sir — With the controversies that Neymar Jr. has been courting on a regular basis, it seems that he is going down the same destructive path that Maradona went. At the peak of his career, Diego Marad...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

Mumbai Indians deserved to win the IPL crown

Sir — The final match of the 2019 Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings turned out to be a thriller. Mumbai Indians won by the narrowest of margins — one run — whi...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 02.05.19

If the US declares giraffes endangered does it matter?

Sir — The United States of America could soon declare giraffes an endangered species. But will that help the cause of these gentle giants, who, scientists believe, are undergoing a silent extinction...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.19

Porcupines may become endangered

Sir — I was appalled to learn that porcupines now run the risk of becoming endangered across southeast Asia. They are being indiscriminately poached for bezoars, which are masses of undigested plant...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 07.02.19

Food that is delicious — and endangered

Sir — It is worrying that endangered shark species such as hammerhead and spiny dogfish are being sold surreptitiously in Britain. Names like rock salmon or huss are being used while labelling dishe...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.19

River terrapin: 50 to 300 in 10 years

The number of river terrapins was hardly 50 more than a decade ago and conservationists were worried the freshwater turtle would soon join the list of extinct animals. The International Union for Cons...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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