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News  /  Published 06.06.22

Fishermen foil plan to kill turtle for meat

Four fishermen spotted a Peacock Softshell Turtle, an endangered and protected species, in a water body near Sector V and saved it from being killed by villagers, resulting in its rescue by the forest...
By Snehal Sengupta in Chingrighata

News  /  Published 01.06.22

Turtles for sale seized from Swarupnagar house

Forest department officials found more than 500 Indian softshell turtles, which were allegedly meant to be transported to various markets, in a house in Swarupnagar in North 24-Parganas district on Tu...
By Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.05.22

Bid to breed gharials in artificial environment in Cooch Behar

The state forest department has taken up the task of breeding gharials — fish-eating crocodiles — in an artificial environment at the mini zoo in Rasikbil in Cooch Behar, around 770km...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.22

Rare bird sighted

Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have sighted the Satyr tragopan, a rare bird also known as the crimson-horned pheasant, in the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary in the Darjeeling hills aft...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

News  /  Published 09.03.22

Cross-border conservation project for endangered turtles in Sunderbans

Rare turtles that have made a habit of traversing borders have prompted Indian foresters and conservationists to touch base with their Bangladeshi counterparts for a joint conservation effort. The no...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


Calcutta  /  Published 18.07.21

Two held with pangolin scales

The babies were born to a yellow anaconda at the zoo on July 11. The mother is one of the four yellow anacondas that were brought to Alipore in June 2019 from the Madras Crocodile Bank and Centre for ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.21

'Protected' bird saved from being sold

An Oriental Pied Hornbill was rescued from Barasat in North 24-Parganas. A team of officers from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) got in touch with a father-son duo who were allegedly trying ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Haroa

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.20

Guardians of the environment

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has observed that supporting pastoralist systems would contribute directly to achieving several Sustainable Development Goals: elimination o...
By Aastha Maggu

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.20

Mascots at pandals for mask awareness

The district administration of Cooch Behar and Durga Puja organisers have come up with a mascot called “Mohan”, which resembles the rare turtle with the same name found at a pond in Banesw...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

North East  /  Published 08.06.19’s another snake

Mizoram, known for the cheraw dance and its lush hilly beauty, is home to a rare species of snake as well. Herpetologists have found the Mandarin rat snake (Euprepiophis mandarinus) in the state for t...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati


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