Shreya is a science and environmental writer based in India. A former wildlife researcher, she writes about animals, conservation, biology, people, and places. Her work has appeared in BBC Earth, New Scientist, Ensia, The Scientist, the Guardian, and others. She lives in Bangalore with her husband and cat.
A Deadly Fungal Disease Is Devastating Amphibian Populations
Researchers have found that, in all, chytrid fungus-linked deaths have contributed to the decline of at least 501 amphibian species.
Even After Plantations Are Abandoned Primary Forests Do Not Return
Eucalyptus plantations in southern India that were abandoned and left to recover for nearly 40 years are still far from resembling the primary forest surrounding them.
Researchers Create First Evidence-Based Map of Asian Elephant Populations
A Sri Lankan research team used a series of interviews over a four-year period to create a country-wide distribution map of the endangered species.
After 40 Years of Effort, Tanzania Creates New Protected Area for Endangered Monkeys
It's taken a long time, conservationists say, partly because of complicated land ownership issues.
How Termites Help Tropical Forests Withstand Droughts
A new study found that, during drought conditions, increased termite activity led to considerably higher leaf litter decomposition, increased soil moisture, and greater diversity in soil nutrient distribution.
Social Media Platforms and the Black Market Sale of Cheetahs
A new analysis finds that, between February of 2012 and July of 2018, a total of 1,367 cheetahs were offered on sale through 906 posts on social media.
The Precarious Position of China's Primate Population
A new study warns that most primates in the second-most primate-rich country in Asia could be wiped out by the end of the century.
A Record Surge in New Species Discovery in the Amazon
A new report finds that scientists described 381 new species of wildlife from the Amazon in peer-reviewed scientific journals between January of 2014 and December of 2015. Some, however, are already on the brink of extinction.
Ivory Is Big Business for One of Japan's Largest Online Markets, but Is It Regulated?
In just four weeks in May and June of 2017 nearly 10,000 ivory items were sold on Yahoo Auction, one of Japan's largest e-commerce platforms.
Fighting to Protect the Rhinos in India's Wildlife Parks
In 2005, conservationists launched a plan to establish rhino populations in seven parks in Assam state. It proved to be an even bigger challenge than expected.
In Nepal, Publicly Burning Confiscated Items Is a Warning to the Illegal Wildlife Trade
The stockpile included parts from 48 species, including 67 tiger skins, 357 rhino horns, and two sacks of pangolin scales.