Flying is riskier for female katydids, finds India’s first insect radio telemetry study | Mongabay
Radio telemetry was used in the first insect study of its kind in India, showing that female katydids fly more and farther than males for mating and egg-laying. This behaviour makes them more vulnerable to predators, such as insectivorous bats. The study highlights the potential for radio telemetry to deepen understanding of evolutionary behaviour and improve conservation management. The study opens avenues for future research on predator-prey interactions using radio telemetry
Fund crunch hits Karnataka's tiger reserves | Deccan Herald
Karnataka's tiger reserves are facing a fund crunch that is hampering their conservation efforts. According to officials, the reserves have received less than half the allocated amount. As a result, many critical tasks, such as repairing electric fences and hiring additional staff, have been put on hold. This shortage of funds could have serious consequences for the tiger population in the state, as it may lead to a rise in poaching and other threats to their survival. Funding data shows that this is not the first time the Central govt. has withheld funds.
Elephant, Jeep Safari At Assam's Kaziranga Closed To Tourists In May: Details | ABP
Assam's Kaziranga National Park's elephant and jeep safaris will be closed to tourists from May 1 to May 16. This is to prepare for the monsoon season, which causes flooding and devastation, and to repair damaged roads and bridges before the next tourist season. The park's anti-poaching camps get inundated during the catastrophe, causing extra vigilance from guards. In the worst-ever 2012 floods, over 440 animals were killed, including seven rhinos and nine swamp deer, while two rhinos were poached in nearby hills.
Three new wildlife conservation reserves in Rajasthan | TOI
On Earth Day 2023, Rajasthan’s Forest Department announced three new conservation reserves that will protect the rare and endangered wildlife of Rajasthan. These three new wildlife conservation reserves are Sorsan in Baran, Khichan in Jodhpur, and Hamirgarh in Bhilwara.
Meghalaya Police organises workshop on wildlife conservation, focuses on role of masses | The Print
CVS Reddy, DIG, Western Range of Meghalaya Police, took the key initiative to hold a workshop on wildlife crime scenario and its various dimensions. He highlighted the need for reducing the area under shifting cultivation, and cited an example of a Forest Man of India Jadav Payeng who has converted a barren sandbar island to a thick forest in Assam. Deputy Superintendent of Police from South West Garo Hills, R K Sangma, explained the workshop in Garo language to better understand the village heads and Nokmas and common people in the audience.