by Heather Lowe  The Black Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) is a critically endangered species endemic to North-eastern India and Bangladesh. It was long thought to exist in only one temple pond in Bangladesh. Fortunately, the species has been confirmed at a few spots in the Brahmaputra River drainage in the state of Assam and in some…

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by Christine Bowie  The TSA India team, along with the Lucknow and Kanpur Zoos, recently launched a comprehensive pilot program for zoo volunteers. The initiative was aimed at improving conservation education and animal awareness among zoo guests and also included a program to prepare participants for a possible future in the management of zoo animal collections.…

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