Mizoram has highest number of clouded leopards in South East Asia

Mizoram’s Dampa Tiger Reserve now holds the distinction of housing the highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia, the state government claimed on Thursday. The density of population of clouded leopards, locally knows as ‘Kelral’, is 5.14 per 100 sq km in the reserve, situated along the Mizoram-Bangladesh-Tripura, it said in a release. The… Read More Mizoram has highest number of clouded leopards in South East Asia

Train hit kills 3 elephants, including 2 pregnant females

Utpal Prashar———— Three wild elephants, including two pregnant females, were killed by a speeding train in Assam early on Monday, officials said. A herd of elephants were crossing the railway track at Hojai in Nagaon district when they were hit by the Kanyakumari-Dibrugarh Vivek Express around 12:30am, nearly 137 kilometres from Guwahati. “One of the… Read More Train hit kills 3 elephants, including 2 pregnant females

Loving Kalia of Assam killed brutally

Bhupeswar Ningda of Imthong Ketetong village mourning Kalia. Kalia, the hoolock gibbon he had raised so lovingly was killed during  Magh Bihu, a festival of feast and joy. When everybody was busy in celebration of Bhogali Bihu elsewhere, the brutal and mindless killing of a hoolock gibbon in a distant village Ketetong in upper Assam’s Margherita… Read More Loving Kalia of Assam killed brutally

Mapping South Asia’s Glaciers

Recent research has provided valuable information on glacier processes in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) mountains of South Asia, a region often called the “Third Pole” because it contains the largest area of ice outside the Arctic and Antarctic. Glacier retreat in this region has attracted considerable scientific and media attention. The 2007 Fourth Assessment… Read More Mapping South Asia’s Glaciers