Planting trees and rebuilding destroyed habitats are the first steps in wildlife conservation.

Planting trees and rebuilding destroyed habitats are the first steps in wildlife conservation.

We frequently forget that our planet is home to a wide variety of ecosystems, all of which depend on one another for existence and nutrition. It is not just inhabited by humans. However, because of careless and insensitive human behaviour that has gotten out of hand, the idea of “man-environment coexistence” is now all but…

A novel tool for combating wildlife crime

A novel tool for combating wildlife crime

Staff members of Telangana Forest will soon be given “wildlife evidence gathering kits” so they can combat the unlawful trafficking in wild animal body parts. On Friday, International Tiger Day, Minister for Environment and Forests A. Indrakaran Reddy unveiled the kits for use by all of the State’s divisions and wildlife ranges. As part of…

Animal rehabilitation and modern rescue facilities are urgently needed.

Animal rehabilitation and modern rescue facilities are urgently needed.

Although the Masinagudi tiger (formally known as MDT-23) was tranquillized and captured by the State Forest Department, the absence of an advanced facility for animal rescue and rehabilitation in the area was keenly felt, which may potentially reduce the tiger’s chances of surviving the ordeal. Environment Secretary Supriya Sahu told TNIE that the tiger’s condition…

The fundamentals of managing wildlife

The fundamentals of managing wildlife

On December 17, 2021, the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act, 2021, was introduced in the Lok Sabha. The bill proposes to implement the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora by primarily rationalising the Schedules of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 (WLPA) (CITES). The regulation of the import,…