My Favourite Bird | My Shetland

My absolute all-time favourite bird in Shetland is the goldcrest.  Apparently, it is an autumnal visitor from Scandinavia. And, according to Wikipedia “The goldcrest is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. Its colourful golden crest feathers, as well as being called the “king of the birds” in European folklore, gives rise to […]

Self-declaration: Global animal health body OKs India’s bird flu self-declaration

NEW DELHI: In a significant development that would open up new opportunities for Indian poultry in the global market, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) has approved the country’s self-declaration of freedom from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly known as bird flu, in specific poultry compartments (approved farms) in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar […]

Ongoing bird flu outbreak makes Finnish authorities to cull 120,000 animals

Finnish authorities have said that due to the ongoing outbreak of Highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on 25 farms across the country they will now have to cull 120,000 animals. The bird flu epidemic began in fur farms in mid-July of this year. Yesterday, the Finnish Food Authority stated that the latest case of bird flu […]

Personality test: The animal you see first will reveal your most important personality traits

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Jul 18, 2023, 11:22 IST ​What do you see first?​ Optical illusions can be a fun way to assess your personality. Here is an image from a jungle, encompassing many animals. In order to learn about your most important personality traits, all you need to do is assess the […]

When you save a bird or animal, you save its habitat

A leopardess in Beda, Rajasthan. PIC COURTESY/A LIFE WITH WILDLIFE As a conservationist, former director (twice) of wildlife preservation, author, and prime architect of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972, Dr MK Ranjitsinh Jhala*s work spans over six decades. A Life with Wildlife, a compilation of his work protecting the country*s flora and fauna species, […]

NRW consultation on game bird release: advice for supporters

NRW consultation on game bird release: advice for supporters – Animal Aid Skip to content Home News NRW consultation on game bird release: advice for supporters Posted on the 25th May 2023 Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has launched a Consultation on the release of pheasants and partridges into the countryside. Although the Consultation only addresses […]

Animal health body urges bird flu vaccination to avoid pandemic

Bird flu has killed hundreds of million of birds, mammals WOAH chief says vaccinating birds could help control virus Countries have shown reluctance to adopt bird vaccination Vaccination should focus on free-range birds – WOAH chief PARIS, May 21 (Reuters) – Governments should consider vaccinating birds against bird flu to avoid the virus – which […]

Commission harmonises rules on animal vaccination to tackle bird flu –

The European Commission has announced new rules to harmonise the vaccination of animals against the most serious animal diseases as part of efforts to address the largest epidemic of avian flu observed in the EU so far. Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease which occurs primarily in poultry and wild water birds. There […]

Robotic bird created to study animal communication

17 February 2023 By BES Press Office A Human Frontiers in Science Program press release A collaborative team, funded by the Human Frontiers Science Program have developed a new hyper realistic robotic finch in order to study how songbirds learn their songs A zebra finch bird, as used in the study Published in Methods of […]

Animal welfare groups pushing for stricter laws against cockfighting in Ala. as bird flu continues to spread

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Animal welfare groups are calling on Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to push for harsher laws against cockfighting in the state. Leaders said the illegal activity is contributing to the spread of bird flu and putting the commercial poultry industry at risk. “Alabama by far has the nation’s weakest cockfighting law,” President […]

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