Shreya Dasgupta

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New Maps Reveal the Extent of Global Industrial Fishing

Shreya Dasgupta

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


Endangered Green Peafowl on Last Legs in China amid Illegal Mining

Shreya Dasgupta

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.


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

Shreya Dasgupta

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”.


Singapore’s Massive Role in Trading Shark Fins Exposed

Shreya Dasgupta

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.


Smuggler's Paradise: Hundreds of Tortoises Seized in Malaysia

Shreya Dasgupta

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


Rare and Secretive Bay Cat Caught on Camera in Borneo

Shreya Dasgupta

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.


Smuggled Ivory is Still Getting into Hong Kong

Shreya Dasgupta

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.


Skin Slime of Indian Frog Can Kill Flu Virus

Shreya Dasgupta

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.


Survey of Previously Inaccessible Region of Myanmar Reveals Many Endangered Species

Shreya Dasgupta

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.


Saving Orphaned Baby Rhinos in India

Shreya Dasgupta

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

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