A new reptile species discovered in Kerala has been added to the world’s list of approximately twelve thousand species

Scientists have discovered a new reptile species in Kerala, enhancing the global catalogue of approximately 12,000 reptiles. This groundbreaking research was published in the Journal of Vertebrate Zoology by the Senckenberg Museum in Germany on January 25, 2024. The research [...]

By |2024-02-28T22:29:48+05:30February 28, 2024|Featured, News|

Rediscovery of the Elusive Cardamom Earth-Snake by a Research Team after 130 Years

The Cardamom Hills Earth-Snake, also known as the Cardamom Shieldtail and scientifically named Rhinophis fergusonianus, was rediscovered by a research team in various parts of the Western Ghats after 130 years. Initially discovered in 1896 by Belgian-British zoologist George Albert Boulenger [...]

By |2023-11-19T17:11:00+05:30November 16, 2023|Featured, News|

Global Amphibian Assessment Reveals Climate Change Threatens Amphibian Survival

Amphibians, frequently heralded as key indicators of freshwater health, are confronting significant challenges. A recent study published in the esteemed journal Nature reveals that a staggering 41% of amphibians are on the brink of extinction. This alarming statistic makes [...]

By |2023-10-06T11:00:39+05:30October 5, 2023|Featured, News|

Researchers Illuminate the Ecological Wealth of South Wayanad

SOUTH WAYANAD — A pioneering amphibian and reptile census has just culminated in the South Wayanad Forest Division, revealing an astonishing array of biodiversity. The expedition spanned from September 1-5, meticulously covering 296 square kilometers across 17 specialized camps. Spearheaded [...]

By |2023-10-07T05:56:54+05:30September 10, 2023|Herp Survey, News|

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Breaks New Ground with Comprehensive Amphibian and Reptile Survey

An ambitious, ground-breaking survey encompassing both amphibians and reptiles has just been successfully completed at the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. This pioneering endeavor was made possible through the collaboration of a diverse team of over 100 researchers, students, naturalists, and forest guards. [...]

By |2023-10-07T05:55:46+05:30August 2, 2023|Herp Survey, News|

Herpetofaunal Survey of Trivandrum Division completed with recording of 67 amphibian and 81 reptile species

The survey of herpetofauna(amphibians and reptiles) has been completed in protected areas under Trivandrum Wildlife Division, including Neyyar, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuaries, and Agasthyavanam Biological Park. Though surveys have previously been conducted separately in each of these protected areas, this is [...]

By |2023-09-17T20:10:24+05:30October 4, 2022|Herp Survey, News|

Photography workshop conducted for field biologists at Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary

Aranyakam Nature Foundation conducted a photography workshop for field biologists in collaboration with Idukki Wildlife Division at Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad from 16 to 18 September 2022. The workshop aimed to equip field biologists with better photography skills [...]

By |2023-05-07T14:10:55+05:30September 19, 2022|News|

International Bat Night 2022 – Importance and basics about bats

You might be familiar with an evening sky, colored beautifully with a tint of orange, red, and purple shades. When we look at it, we see silhouettes of hundreds of bats coming from nowhere. But most of the time, some [...]

By |2022-10-03T18:57:50+05:30August 26, 2022|News|
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