By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:55
Southern India, one of the last strongholds of the endangered Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), harbours about one-fifth of the global population. We present here the first population genetic study of free-ranging Asian elephants, examining within- and among-population differentiation by analysing mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear microsatellite DNA differentiation across the Nilgiris-Eastern Ghats, Anamalai, and Periyar elephant reserves of southern India.
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:26

The eerie silence at Bankura's Borjora forest is broken by the sound of a forest jeep being brought to a sudden stop. Forest guard Ganesh Saha stands up to peer ahead, and our eyes follow his. Fifteen feet ahead, there's an enormous tusker, his head peeping out of the bushes and making an ominous swaying movement. The experienced Saha motions for everyone to remain still. "It's a typical move before they charge," he whispers.

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By Archiver
Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:39

The Mozambican government expects to import 7,000 wild animals from neighbouring countries into national parks and reserves by 2019, a source of the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) has told Lusa.

ANAC Acting Director of Conservation and Community Development Services Armindo Aramani said that the total number of wild animals moved from neighbouring countries since the repopulation of Mozambique’s parks and nature reserves began in 2001 will next year stand at about 15,000.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:05
Though it's difficult to count elephants in the wild, it's estimated that the wild Asian population, which numbered in the hundreds of thousands at the turn of the 20th century, is now only 37,000 to 48,000 animals. Yet thanks to ancient cultural tradition, about 16,000 Asian elephants are kept in captivity in 11 Asian countries. 
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By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 08/27/2016 - 05:59

A comic on Karnataka's decision to introduce contraception to control the wild elephant population in South India, from my column with The Hindu BLink today. Who are we, a disgraced population of 7.4 billion, to control the population of one of nature's most superior beings?

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