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Waiting for Sultanpur’s winged visitors!


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanpur (Haryana), Sep 11 (IANS) Wildlife officials at the Sultanpur National Bird Sanctuary on the edge of the national capital are a worried lot as the natural cycle seem ... Read more...

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Bihar to celeberate Dolphin Day


September 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) After initiating steps to conserve the Gangetic river dolphin, Bihar will celebrate Oct 5 as Dolphin Day to create awareness to save the endangered species that ... Read more...

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Mongoose hair brushes seized in Agra


May 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Hundreds of paint-brushes allegedly made from the hair of mongoose were seized from a shop here Monday evening."We are trying to find out about ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi Jumbo triggers panic in Agartala


April 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 16 (IANS) An elephant, that entered the northeastern state of Tripura from neighbouring Bangladesh, has triggered panic among people in Agartala, a senior forest official said here Monday.The ... Read more...

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Wild animals kill 22 in Himachal


March 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Twenty-two people were killed by wild animals in Himachal Pradesh in the past three years, a minister said Wednesday.The deaths took place from Jan 1, 2009 ... Read more...

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Wetland near Jammu set to come on eco-tourism map


December 27th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) Thousands of migratory birds are flocking to the Gharana reserve near here that is set to become another addition in the tourism map of Jammu and ... Read more...

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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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Freezing wetlands force migratory birds to move out


December 20th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 20 (IANS) Part of world famous Hokesar wetland in Kashmir has frozen due to sub-zero temperature, forcing thousands of migratory birds to move out to the wetlands in ... Read more...

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With 40,000 winged visitors, Pong wetlands a tiny paradise


November 29th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 29 (IANS) The Pong dam wetlands are playing home to an estimated 40,000 migratory birds right now, once again turning into a paradise for the ... Read more...

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To catch monkeys, Himachal dangles Rs.500 bait


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS) Unable to check its marauding monkeys, Himachal Pradesh has offered Rs.500 each to youths who can catch the animals. The wildlife wing's target is to sterilise ... Read more...

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Barking dogs attract leopards from wild


October 10th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 10 (IANS) The elusive, shy leopard avoids humans but has a special affinity for dogs. The reason? The dog is an easy prey and the feline relishes its ... Read more...

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Monkeys are back, Shimla takes cover


September 30th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 30 (IANS) Your spectacles could be taken away, food packets snatched or you might even be slapped. The monkey menace is again rearing its head in this ever ... Read more...

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IUCN to inspect Great Himalayan National Park


July 18th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) In a move that could bring global recognition for the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, a team of international wildlife experts will visit it ... Read more...

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Activists roar for tiger reserve as Goa drags feet


July 11th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 11 (IANS) Even as the Goa government is dragging its feet over drafting a proposal to set up the Mhadei tiger reserve in a wildlife sanctuary ringed by ... Read more...

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41 bird species found in Himachal wetlands


June 12th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 12 (IANS) Forty-one waterbird species have been found breeding in the Pong Dam wetlands of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra Valley, wildlife officials said here Sunday."Over 8,000 breeding waterbirds, both ... Read more...

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NGO demands CBI inquiry into tigress death


May 18th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 18 (IANS) Udai Foundation, a wildlife conservation NGO, Wednesday sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of a tigress a year ago.Wildlife activist Shehla ... Read more...

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Orissa has over 100 tigers: wildlife official


April 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Orissa could have more than 100 tigers, and will conduct an independent survey to know the exact number, a senior wildlife official said Friday, questioning the ... Read more...

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Signals from a ruddy shelduck in Pong wetlands


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 23 (IANS) It's a very special ruddy shelduck. In the Pong wetlands, it is chirping, flapping its wings and sending out crucial information on its whereabouts to scientists ... Read more...

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Little grass, bar-headed geese skip Pong wetlands


February 6th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Feb 6 (IANS) The vast spread of water in the Pong wetlands of Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Kangra Valley is keeping the world's highest-altitude migrant, the bar-headed goose, away ... 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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Rainwater harvesting works wonders for Sukhna Lake


January 11th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Jan 11 (IANS) With over 190 water bodies and an equal number of silt detention dams in the Sukhna wildlife sanctuary, Chandigarh has been running one of the biggest ... Read more...

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Free health camp in Delhi for captive elephants


January 6th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) A free health camp for captive elephants was organised here Thursday by the government's Project Elephant to evaluate the health status of the animals.Special reflectors to be ... Read more...

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Court restrains monkey killing in Himachal


January 6th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday put on hold the state government's decision to allow farmers to shoot monkeys that have been destroying their crops and fruits.Coming down ... Read more...

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Cameras keep eye on snow leopards in Spiti Valley


December 29th, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 29 (IANS) The third eye is monitoring the movement of the highly endangered, elusive snow leopard in the cold deserts of Himachal Pradesh. And one of the camera ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to get its first cactii garden


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) Chandigarh, which is famous for its unique rock garden, will soon get a cactii garden, much to the delight of tourists and botanists. This cactii garden is ... Read more...

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Is Sukhna sanctuary in Chandigarh home to leopards?


December 21st, 2010 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) Chandigarh houses over a million people and now it seems leopards too have found it suitable for a home! Substantial evidence on the presence of the ... Read more...

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Big B’s Save Tiger programme in controversy


December 17th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) The 'Save Tiger' programme, hosted by superstar Amitabh Bachchan for a TV channel in Madhya Pradesh's Pench Tiger Reserve, has sparked off controversy with a NGO claiming ... Read more...

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Shhh! Chandigarh environs are hosting winged visitors


December 17th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Escaping the harsh cold of their habitats, hundreds of warbling guests - among them brahmi ducks, red-crusted pochards, grebes and geese - have come flocking to ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers kill monkeys to save crop


December 12th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Ignoring criticism by animal lovers, farmers in Himachal Pradesh have killed over 50 monkeys in the past two days to save their crops, a member of a peasants' ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers load guns for ‘Operation Monkey’


December 10th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 10 (IANS) The man-animal conflict has turned ugly in Himachal Pradesh. Farmers in several villages have set aside their farm implements and loaded their guns -- to shoot down monkeys ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to conduct its first-ever wildlife census


December 8th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) This union territory, one of the greenest cities of India, has now turned its attention on its fauna as the first-ever census of wildlife here ... Read more...

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Mining in Goa tiger territory?


December 7th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) The forest department has initiated a probe into rampant mining near the Netravali wildlife sanctuary in eastern Goa, which is part of a tiger corridor.Principle chief wildlife ... Read more...

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Marauding monkeys to face gun in Himachal - it’s official


December 1st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh takes pride in temples dedicated to god Hanuman, but the tale is about to turn grim for thousands for monkeys in the state. The ... 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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