Lift ban on elephant catching to curb man-jumbo conflict- Wildlife experts

Bhadauria’s letter to the MoEF further recommends reverting back to former system of capture, training, taming and reopening private ownership of elephants, allowing riding them in zoos, and their export to zoos abroad where there is a great demand for Asian elephants, because it trains better and quicker than African elephant.

Finally, some good news for tourism sector

“The lockdowns and restrictions only delayed travel. With confidence returning and the restrictions eased, we expect travel to increase over the next few months and, eventually, return to pre-Covid levels,” says’s Head of Corporate Strategy Aditya Agarwal.

Kenya launches coast brand identity to showcase tourism

“We are here today to revamp and create awareness of the Kenyan Coast and its various brands that make it unique and diverse. This will be crucial in our efforts to market the destination by repositioning the Kenyan Coast as a destination of choice,” Radier said.

Down with the monarchy! Inside India’s campaign for a national butterfly

“The Malabar banded peacock is one of the most beautiful swallowtail butterflies out there. It has great cultural significance to the people of Kerala, who revere it as a deity of the forest,” says Dr Kalesh Sadasivan, 38, a plastic surgeon in Trivandrum, a research associate at the Travancore Nature History Society, and a core […]

A fun-loving dolphin which powered an Irish town’s tourism industry has disappeared

The tour operator plans to continue running boat trips to show people the wildlife in the waters around the Blasket Islands. Bottlenose dolphins are common there and as for friendly, named ones, the country has had Dony of Dunquin, Dusty of Doolin (aka Sandy) and Duggie of Tory. But none of them stuck around as […]

A view of India through chronicles of crime

Indian non-fiction crime books in the past few years have gone beyond the usual here’s-how-it-happened formula. Authors, watching the true-crime genre explode globally in film, TV, podcasts and long-form journalism, are taking notes. They’re scripting cinematic scenes and adding bits of local detail – life in 1970s Bengaluru, Kolkata slang, the layout of a Jogeshwari […]

Isuzu Motors plans to begin exports from Indian plant

Nagpur: Japan’s Isuzu Motors, which started operations in India in 2012, plans to being exports from its unit in the country by next year. The company has its plant at Sricity, over 50 kms from Chennai on the Andhra Pradesh side of the border. The unit has a capacity to make 50,000 vehicles a year.At […]

Odisha requests WII to conduct fresh study on Olive Ridley turtle movement

“The State government is now giving emphasis on working with the community for turtle conservation. This will be experimented at the Rushikulya river mouth. We will submit a project proposal for conducting the study in one or two months,” said Mr. Sivakumar, who participated in a high level meeting chaired by State Forest and Environment […]

Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia to Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat: Here are the most expensive homes in Mumbai, who owns them and their jaw-dropping price tags

According to Wikipedia, Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani’s 27-storey home Antilia is currently valued at $ 2.2 billion which comes to around Rs 15,000 crore and is deemed to be the second most valuable residential property in the world after the Buckingham Palace. The business magnate is the fourth richest man in the world and […]

Plans to dredge notorious ‘ship swallower’ sandbank condemned

Elphicke wants the sands to become one of five pilot highly protected marine areas where dredging and other damaging activities are banned, as recommended in a review published in June. The government has not yet responded to the review, which acknowledged that MPAs, in their current form, do not not give the protection necessary to […]