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Species Brief: The Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Baiju PatilDid you know?: Did you know that the leopard is found in Sri Lanka, but the tiger is not? The leopard moved into peninsular India long before the tiger and was able to cross over the land bridge between India and Sri Lanka (across the Palk…

Tips For Action Photography

Good naturalists turn more easily into good wildlife photographers than those who know their equipment, but not their subjects. For both, the ability to take full control over a camera’s programme modes is critical. This is vital so you can over-ride the shutter speed and aperture decisions that modern cameras offer in auto-mode for perfectly exposed images. Even if you happen to be in the right spot at the right…

Guidelines For Preparation Of State Action Plan For Bustards’ Recovery Programme

Owing to the widespread degradation and fragmentation of grasslands, which support some of the most threatened species of wildlife and are breeding grounds for several unique avian species, many grassland species are faced with serious threats of extinction. Bustards (family Otididae), which is a terrestrial grassland bird and includes 25 species across the world, form a threatened group.

Convergent Evolution Of Endometrial Prolactin Expression In Primates, Mice, And Elephants Through The Independent Recruitment Of Transposable Elements

January 18, 2012: Prolactin (PRL) is a multifunctional signaling molecule best known for its role in regulating lactation in mammals. Systemic PRL is produced by the anterior pituitary, but extrapituitary PRL has also been detected in many tissues including the human endometrium. Prolactin is essential for pregnancy in rodents and one of the most dramatically induced genes in

More New Trapdoor Spiders

December 26, 2011: Introduction: The Brush-footed Spider family Barychelidae is represented worldwide by 44 genera and 303 species (Platnick 2011). Thirteen of these genera have only a single pair of spinnerets (Raven 1994; Dippenaar-Schoeman 2002).

Observation Of Ruminococcus Strains In Captive Asian, Elephant (Elephas Maximus)

December 21, 2011: Asian elephant is indigenous to many countries including Thailand, but fermenter microorganisms in gastrointestinal tract of the elephant have not fully been investigated. Therefore, this study aimed to observe the cellulolytic bacteria in Genus Ruminococcus in large intestines of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).

Detection Of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus Type 1 In Asymptomatic Elephants Using TaqMan Real-Time PCR

December 20, 2011: This study assessed the feasibility of identifying asymptomatic viral shedders using a novel TaqMan real-time PCR on trunk washes and swabs from the conjunctiva, palate and vulva of elephants. Six elephants from a UK collection were sampled weekly over a period of 11 weeks for this study. The herd prevalence of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus-1 (EEHV-1) was…

Turning The Page In Forest Governance: Science And Bureaucracy

December 5, 2011: A few months ago, three non-official members of the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) wrote a letter to the minister of state for environment and forests. The letter spoke of the subversive actions of high-level forest department (FD) officials, who in blatant violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 (FCA) withheld information and wilfully confused facts pertinent…

Optimizing Individual Identification And Survey Effort For Photographic Capture–Recapture Sampling Of Species With Temporally Variable Morphological Traits

November 14, 2011: To: Dear Conservationist Colleague: I am pleased to inform you about a new scientific publication “Optimizing individual identification and survey effort for photographic capture–recapture sampling of species with temporally variable morphological traits” by Varun Goswami in the journal of Animal Conservation.

Tiger Link Reports

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