The largest increase was recorded in the Western Ghats Landscape complex comprising Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Tamil Nadu with 776 tigers (up from 402 in 2006).
For encouraging local public participation in managing the reserve, Periyar Tiger Reserve of Kerala won the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) biennial award.
It offered two types of data that experts argue is essential for the search. Now, two new global maps may provide some help in the search for fresh farmland.
The year 2014 was ranked as the Earth’s hottest year since 1880 as per the two separate analyses done by NASA scientists and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.
Critically endangered forest owlet (Athene blewitti) sighted in a new location at Betul district of Madhya Pradesh by a Pune-based conservation society.
The directions were given by the principal bench of NGT presided over by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar. The tribunal's judgment came on a petition by Manoj Misra of Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan against pollution in the Yamuna and covering of drains in Delhi.
The Sultanpur National Park was shut down for one week after 47 migratory birds were found dead in the park. The bird sanctuary is a seasonal wetland that attracts around 200 species of migratory birds.
The Scientists at the Centre for Medicinal Plants Research in Kerala discovered a rare plant species named Chlorophytum palghatense at the Dhoni hills in Palakkad district of Kerala.
Tropical forests may absorb more Carbon Dioxide in response to rising atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases than earlier thought. This was claimed in a study conducted by scientists of NASA.
Green PHABLET is a customised low-cost combination of phone and tablet computer. The device was powered by GreenSIM. The GreenPHABLET is dust- and shatter-proof, readable under bright sunlight; operates from -20°C to +60°C.
An excessive amount of antibiotics was found in Chinese rivers namely Yangtze, Huangpu and Pearl Rivers. The situation threatens to cause widespread antibiotic resistance.
Sri Lankan flying snake, Chrysopelea taprobanica for first time sighted outside the island nation, it was sighted in AP’s Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve.
The goanna lizard weighs barely 16 grams. The Western Australia Museum announced the discovery of the new species of goanna lizard from the Kimberley region.
Pompadour Green Pigeon, a native of the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka was spotted over a tree of Barkheda village, Rajasthan.
The researchers discovered 98 new species of beetle genus Trigonopterus in Java, Bali and other Indonesian islands. One species is named after English naturalist Sir David Attenborough
UN sent a team of international experts of UNDAC to Bangladesh to help clean up thousands of liters of fuel oil that spilled in Sundarbans region.
Lima Accord issued at the conclusion of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) put the world on track to new universal climate agreement.
A new study has revealed the Complex pattern of Greenland Ice Sheet dynamics and provided the first comprehensive picture of how Greenland's glaciers have changed over the past decade.
Three mobile apps launched as part of project, Mobile Apps for Climate Change: A Citizen Science Programme for Schools in Metros.
Scientists from IISc, Bangalore discovered nine new species of bush frogs in mountainous region of Western Ghats.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 5 December 2014 released the first Adaptation Gap Report. The Report was released during a crucial round of climate talks in Lima, Peru.
The median time it takes to cause maximum warming following a Carbon Dioxide emission is 10.1 years. This was revealed by study published in journal Environmental Research Letters on 2 December 2014.
The committee recommended formulating a new umbrella law to streamline the process of environment clearances for development projects in the country.
The announcement is a part of pledge of the nation to cut carbon emissions by 7 per cent to 11 per cent below 2020 business-as-usual (BAU) levels.
Over the last 100 years, the rate of deposition of reactive nitrogen from the atmosphere to the open ocean has more than doubled globally.
A new study claimed that due to heavy loss of Arctic sea ice, Polar bears may face starvation and reproductive failure by 2100.
The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.
The critically endangered Forest Owlet (Athene blewitti) spotted in Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary in Palghar District of Maharashtra.
An exotic carnivorous plant species Nepenthes zygon was on 25 November 2014 discovered at the Kew Gardens where it was helping to keep down cockroaches.
The bird found in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia was named as Muscicapa sodhii.