Shreya Dasgupta

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2018/03/09 | Shreya Dasgupta

New Maps Reveal the Extent of Global Industrial Fishing

By one measure, Taiwan was the second-largest fishing nation in the world, beaten only by China.

2017/07/26 | Shreya Dasgupta

Endangered Green Peafowl on Last Legs in China amid Illegal Mining

Greenpeace East Asia says its has found evidence of illegal mining within the core zone of the Konglong River Nature Reserve in Shuangbai County of Yunnan Province, a key habitat of the endangered green peafowl.

2017/07/07 | Shreya Dasgupta

Dried Lizard Penis: Sold Worldwide via Amazon, Alibaba, eBay as a ‘Magical’ Plant Root

Lizard penises are being passed off as a good-luck charm to unwitting customers looking to buy a rare Indian plant root called “Hatha Jodi”.

2017/06/01 | Shreya Dasgupta

Singapore’s Massive Role in Trading Shark Fins Exposed

According to trade records in 2012-2013, Singapore’s shark fin exports were worth US$40 million, closely following Hong Kong’s US$45 million.

2017/05/21 | Shreya Dasgupta

Smuggler's Paradise: Hundreds of Tortoises Seized in Malaysia

The tortoises included 325 critically endangered Radiated tortoises and five critically endangered Ploughshare tortoises.

2017/05/18 | Shreya Dasgupta

Rare and Secretive Bay Cat Caught on Camera in Borneo

The secretive bay cat was photographed and filmed in a new location that is about 40 miles outside its currently known distribution range in Borneo.

2017/05/14 | Shreya Dasgupta

Smuggled Ivory is Still Getting into Hong Kong

Several licensed ivory dealers in Hong Kong are offering strategies for buyers to take ivory out of the city illegally, according to a new report by wildlife trade and monitoring group TRAFFIC.

2017/04/24 | Shreya Dasgupta

Skin Slime of Indian Frog Can Kill Flu Virus

Molecules in the slimy skin secretions of the wide-spread Fungoid Frog can destroy some strains of the influenza viruses, according to a new study.

2017/03/30 | Shreya Dasgupta

Survey of Previously Inaccessible Region of Myanmar Reveals Many Endangered Species

Recent surveys recorded 31 species of mammals in Karen state in southeast Myanmar, a region that has been excluded from previous scientific assessments due to military conflict.

2017/03/22 | Shreya Dasgupta

Saving Orphaned Baby Rhinos in India

The Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Assam State gives orphaned rhinos a second chance at life in the wild.

2017/03/09 | Shreya Dasgupta

Trapped Elephants Face Mob Attacks in India

A video shows hundreds of men descending upon a herd of elephants every time they move out of the forest patches in search of food.

2017/03/02 | Shreya Dasgupta

7 New Frogs Discovered in India, Some Smaller Than a Thumbnail

Four of these frogs are only 12 to 16 millimeter in length, making them some of the smallest frogs in the world.