Thursday , April 2 2020
Home / Wildlife

Wildlife

Tortoise lays 21 eggs in Sundarban’s Karamjal

A rare species of tortoise known as ‘Batagur Baska’ laid 21 eggs at Tortoise Breeding Centre at Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre of the Sundarbans under Khulna district. Md Azad Kabir, in-charge of the breeding centre, said Batagur Baska laid 21 eggs on Friday morning on the edge of a pond. The eggs look like that of ducks, he said, adding ... Read More »

Saving sparrows in cities, one nest at a time

by Nupur Roopa on 25 February 2020• The house sparrow was declared Delhi’s state bird in 2012. • Though facing multiple threats, the sparrow is categorized as “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List — a species evaluated as not needing conservation attention. • Rakesh Khatri’s Eco-Roots Foundation has created about 1,00,000 handmade nests and wooden birdhouses from 100% recyclable ... Read More »

900,000 pangolins trafficked worldwide: watchdog

Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked worldwide in the past two decades, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday, highlighting the challenge in tackling the illicit trade. As the world’s most heavily trafficked mammal, the creatures are targeted for their body parts which are highly valued in traditional medicine in countries including China and Vietnam, and their meat is ... Read More »

Rare Steppe Eagle rescued in Panchagarh

Panchagarh, Feb 07 – A rare eagle has been rescued from Dhangram in Boda Upazila after it reportedly took toxic food. Photographer Firoz Al Saba of Atwari Upazila, who works for wildlife, is now taking care of the eagle at his house. The bird will be released after treatment. Read More »

Search for rare species as 1bn Australia flames toll feared

New South Wales, AP/UNB, Jan 18 – Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometres) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fearsome of the island continent’s unique and colourful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines. Read More »

Large flocks of migratory birds on JU campus winter vacation

Dhaka, Dec 6 – On the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus, new dawn, accompanied by a real nip in the air, is welcomed by the sweet songs migratory birds of various species as the winter heralds in Bangladesh. Like in every year, a huge number of migratory birds have filled the lakes of the university from the early onset of winter ... Read More »

60 alleged deer poachers held in the Sundarbans

Dhaka – Forest Department officials detained 60 suspected deer poachers while entering the Sundarbans with hunting equipment in three trawlers in Joymoni area of Chandpai Range early Tuesday. Tipped off that a group of deer poachers were entering the Sundarbans ahead of ‘Rash Mela’, forest guards conducted a drive in the area and detained the 60 poachers, said Md Mahmudul ... Read More »