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Tagged birds return to Pong wetlands from China


December 27th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 27 (IANS) It was an experiment that worked. Four migratory birds in the Kangra Valley's Pong wetland, which were tagged with global positioning system (GPS) ... Read more...

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IUCN to inspect Himachal national park next year


December 17th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) A team of international wildlife experts will visit Himachal Pradesh next year to evaluate the flora and fauna of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in ... Read more...

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Migratory birds declining, government monitoring habitat


November 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The population of endangered migratory bird species is either decreasing or stable, but the central government is working to protect them during their sojourn, says ... Read more...

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Green court questions government on Jaitapur n-plant


September 29th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Sep 29 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal Thursday sought a response from three government agencies on an NGO's plea challenging the environmental clearance given to the proposed Jaitapur ... Read more...

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Diclofenac ban to slow down vulture decline: Study


May 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The ban on veterinary drug diclofenac, which was administered to cattle in India, is expected to slow down the decline in the number of vultures ... Read more...

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India, Bhutan, China join hands to save ‘black-necked cranes’


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22(ANI): Union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the conservation of 'black-necked cranes' will not only save the endangered species, but also boost regional cooperation and ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host flamingo festival


April 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) In order to create awareness about winged visitors and the danger posed to wetlands by encroachments and dumping of debris, the Bombay Natural History Society ... Read more...

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After tigers, tuskers, it’s time to save vultures: Ramesh


February 17th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) After nationwide campaigns to save tigers and elephants in the country, the emphasis now needs to be on the conservation of endangered vultures, Environment and Forest minister ... Read more...

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Know the bird and count it too - at Pong wetlands


January 25th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Can you tell a bar-headed goose from a spotbilled duck? Himachal Pradesh will soon launch a unique drive to promote bird watching and count the exact ... Read more...

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Now GPS to monitor winged visitors to Himachal


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The bar-headed goose, the ruddy shell duck and the mallard, all winter visitors to Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, are about to find themselves tailed - ... Read more...

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Himachal gets new feathery guest


January 17th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) The Pong Dam wetlands in the Kangra Valley have got a migratory guest - the pied avocet - a wading bird species that forest ... Read more...

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Winged visitors keep date with Pong wetlands


November 17th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 17 (IANS) A cackle of sounds, the flapping of thousands of wings...the Pong wetlands are a sight to behold these days as feathered guests from as ... Read more...

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Centre’s flip-flop on Noida memorial angers apex court


August 20th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The central government came under fire in the Supreme Court Friday for yet another flip-flop on the status of the controversial Noida Park - a dream project ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s Noida Park hits green roadblock in court


July 30th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The government Friday told the Supreme Court that it could not grant environmental clearance to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's Noida Park project unless the state government ... Read more...

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India seeks South Africa’s help for importing cheetahs


April 14th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) More than 60 years after they were wiped out from the country, India is now seeking help from South Africa for importing cheetahs to re-introduce them in ... Read more...

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Eminent Mumbaikars demand a check on parochial goons


March 24th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) A group of eminent Mumbaikars Wednesday urged Chief Minister Ashok Chavan to stop tolerating 'goondagiri' in the name of parochialism and enforce the rule of law with utmost ... Read more...

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Record sighting of migratory ducks at Himachal’s Pong Dam


January 18th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Bird lovers can rejoice. Migratory birds in thousands have been flocking to the Pong Dam area of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh this year. A ... Read more...

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Himachal to promote bird spotting


January 10th, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) If you are a bird watcher and want to chase flapping beauties in the wilderness, welcome to Himachal Pradesh, which is organising a unique bird spotting ... Read more...

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Governments seeks return of cheetah to India


October 7th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Ministry of Environment and Forests has asked the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to prepare a roadmap for re-introduction of the cheetah in India, the NGO ... Read more...

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Wildlife group says radio-collars did not kill tigers


July 29th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), a premier wildlife body, Wednesday slammed a 'wildlife intelligence report' that claimed radio-collaring was the reason for the deaths of around three ... Read more...

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New lizard species discovered in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur area (With Image)


July 23rd, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) A new lizard species has been discovered in the Western Ghats, near Kolhapur in Maharashtra, and been appropriately named - Cnemaspis Kolhapurensis. It was discovered by scientists of ... Read more...

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Migratory vultures fill gap left by dying Indian species


December 21st, 2008 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 21 (IANS) As numbers of white-backed, slender-billed and long-billed vultures - three of the nine species found in India - decline across the country, migratory vultures have taken their space.Ornithologists ... Read more...

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Owls, the new target of illegal bird traders


June 3rd, 2008 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Owls are becoming the latest target of illegal bird traders in India as they try ingenious ways to hoodwink the law with the demand for ... Read more...

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Vulture’s name auctioned for the cause of conservation


May 27th, 2008 - 9:39 am ICT by admin
Pinjore (Haryana), May 27 (ANI): A newborn vulture earned the name Phoenix and a sum of 20,000 sterling pounds at an auction conducted by the London-based Royal Society for the Protection ... Read more...

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