Loktak Lake in Manipur: a Ramsar site in danger of falling into disrepair

There are several reasons for this, many of which are unrelated to the people who live there. For Oinam Rajen, 56, a fisherman who lives and earns his livelihood from Loktak Lake in Manipur, the water body and its wetland are an integral part of life and have been for generations. The same goes for … Read more

China lost its Yangtze river dolphin. Next Climate Change Comes For Other Species

CNN — They called it the “Goddess of the Yangtze” – a creature so rare that it was thought to bring fortune and protection to local fishermen and all those lucky enough to spot it. But due to overfishing and human activity, it was on the brink of extinction and hasn’t been seen for decades. … Read more

Scientists have uncovered a ‘hidden’ global arachnid trade, with dire consequences

Scientists have discovered an extensive uncontrolled trade in spiders, scorpions and related species around the world. Many of these arachnids are wild-caught and threaten these spectacular beasts with potentially unsustainable harvesting practices. The team discovered spikes in interest in these animals during COVID lockdowns. “The trade in these groups exceeds millions of individuals,” conservation biologist … Read more

Saving Songkhla’s last dolphin pod

Fishing nets, introduced species threaten the survival of Irrawaddy dolphins, The latest group of 14 Irrawaddy dolphins recently found in Songkhla Lake in Songkhla Province. Experts say a conservation plan is needed to prevent them from becoming extinct. (Photo: Ministry of Marine and Coastal Resources) The last group of 14 Irrawaddy dolphins in Southern Thailand’s … Read more