conservation efforts

Russian caught smuggling 320 turtles from Mexico


September 6th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mexican authorities have detained a Russian who tried to smuggle 320 rare turtles out of Mexico, an environmental official said.Mexico's deputy environmental prosecutor Sergio Herrera ... 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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Russia’s Chechnya, Ingushetia involved in land grabbing row


August 27th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Southwestern Russia's Chechnya region will ask federal authorities to demarcate an administrative border between Chechnya and Ingushetia, saying its lands are being seized.The issue was ... Read more...

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House sparrow is Delhi’s state bird (With Images)


August 14th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The humble house sparrow was Tuesday conferred the status of Delhi's 'state bird'.The decision was announced at a function to inaugurate the "Rise For The ... Read more...

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Asia’s first dolphin research centre to come up in Bihar


April 15th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 15 (IANS) With only about 2,000 Gangetic river dolphins left in India, down from tens of thousands just a few decades ago, the Bihar government is planning to ... Read more...

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Three rhinos found dead in Kenyan national park


April 15th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 15 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Kenya have found old skulls and bones of three rhinos in the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park, about 120 km southwest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dubai Airports reduce 72,000 tonnes CO2 emissions


March 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 28 (IANS/WAM) Conservation efforts by the Dubai Airports have helped reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 72,793 tonnes.Apart from environmental dividends, the Dubai Airports' efforts have also yielded ... Read more...

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Will India’s indigenous horses trot into sunset?


March 21st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) For millennia, they have shared the world with their human masters. They have carried their owners in the thick of battle, across grasslands, hills, plains ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

On World Sparrow Day, move to monitor common birds


March 19th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) A unique public participation initiative to monitor common birds in the country will be launched Tuesday, to coincide with "World Sparrow Day", an official said here ... Read more...

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Dolphin activists oppose Sea World project in Maharashtra


February 29th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) An international environmentalist Wednesday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to scrap the planned building of a marine-mammal park in Sindhudurg district in the coastal Konkan ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Penguins rally from brink of extinction


February 27th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 27 (IANS) King penguin colonies have rallied from the brink of extinction and are well on the way to recovery thanks to recent conservation efforts, a study reveals. ... Read more...

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Holistic understanding of heritage conservation needed: PM


December 20th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India needed to evolve a more holistic understanding of heritage conservation that combines preservation efforts with the social ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Panda numbers increase in China


December 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) The number of pandas in the wild has increased from 14 to 41 over the past decade in China's Shaanxi province, one of the country's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Farming vital for endangered species


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Agriculture is vital for the survival of endangered species in the developing world many of which use farmland to supplement their natural habitat.Many species, rather than ... Read more...

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Endangered Garuda takes wing in Bihar


November 16th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) The mythical Garuda is staging a comeback - only this time in reality. Four years after these endangered birds of the stork family started nesting and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Trip to zoo can teach kids more than books


May 29th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) A trip to the zoo can be more informative for a child than all the books on science and conservation or even classroom teaching. Research conducted ... Read more...

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Conservation efforts help increase Nepal’s rhino population


April 26th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Chitwan (Nepal), Apr 26 (ANI):The population of one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) has increased in Nepal, according to the country's National Rhino Census.The census showed there are 534 rhinos in Nepal, marking an ... Read more...

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Rethinking heritage conservation in India (April 18 is World Heritage Day)


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Conservation of India's millenia old cultural and architectural heritage will be the focus of the third Pupul Jayakar Memorial Lecture organised by the Indian National ... Read more...

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Australia to lose 45 animal species in 20 years


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Up to 45 native animal species in Western Australia will die within 20 years if no action is taken for their conservation, a study said Wednesday.Species ... Read more...

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Plants moved downhill, not up, in warming world: Study


January 21st, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A University of California, Davis, study has challenged a widely held assumption that plants will move uphill in response to warmer temperatures.Between 1930 and 2000, instead of colonizing ... Read more...

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World Bank to help save Ganga dolphins


January 12th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) The World Bank will help in conserving the endangered Ganga river dolphins, popularly known as the Gangetic dolphin, the bank's president Robert B. Zoellick said here Wednesday."World ... Read more...

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Epic ocean-spanning journeys of gigantic leatherback turtles revealed


January 5th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Using satellite tracking, a groundbreaking research has revealed the epic ocean-spanning journeys of the gigantic leatherback turtle in the South Atlantic.Experts at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth running out of room to expand fisheries: Study


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A University of British Columbia study has suggested that the Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries.In collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the study ... Read more...

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‘People gung-ho about growth more dangerous than poachers’


December 1st, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said that people "gung-ho about growth" pose a bigger threat to tiger conservation than poachers"."It is easy to deal with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russian summit sees 13 countries agreeing to double tiger numbers


November 25th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): At a summit held in St Petersburg, Russia, the government of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction.Delegates ... Read more...

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Centre’s decision to confer ‘National Heritage’ status on elephants welcomed


October 29th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonSiliguri (West Bengal), Oct.29 (ANI): Wildlife authorities in West Bengal hail the decision of Central Government to confer the 'National Heritage' status on elephants, as it would improve conservation efforts. ... Read more...

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A fifth of world’s life at extinction risk: Report


October 27th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new report has suggested that an increasing numbers of birds, mammals and amphibians have moved closer to extinction in the last several decades-but not as far as ... Read more...

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A fifth of world’s life at extinction risk


October 27th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 27 (IANS) A fifth of the world's mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are in imminent danger of going extinct, says this year's edition of the benchmark ... Read more...

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Dicaprio boosts his campaign to preserve world’s tiger population


September 28th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Leonardo Dicaprio has boosted his campaign to preserve the world's tiger population by meeting with India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh at a Coalition of Rainforest Nations event ... Read more...

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India named the most dedicated country towards tiger conservation


September 15th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): India has been identified as the most important country for tigers with 18 source sites dedicated solely to their conservation, according to a recent study.In a worrying discovery, ... Read more...

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Last of tigers in six percent of habitat


September 15th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Most of the world's last remaining tigers are now clustered in just six percent of their available habitat. A paper prepared by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) identifies ... Read more...

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Apes running ‘out of time’ due to global warming


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Global warming may change ape behaviour, which in turn could cause them to run 'out of time', reveals a study.The study states that rising temperatures and changes in ... Read more...

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13 nations pledge to double tiger population by 2022


July 14th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bali Island (Indonesia), July 14 (DPA) Thirteen nations, including India, Wednesday agreed to step up their conservation efforts with the aim of doubling the wild tiger population by 2022, officials said. Officials and ... Read more...

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Whales also shout to overcome noise


July 7th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Just like people in a noisy location, North American right whales virtually 'shout' to be heard above the levels of environmental noise, says a study. Whales produce upcalls, sometimes ... Read more...

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Like humans, whales ’shout louder’ to overcome noise


July 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Just like humans, North American right whales increasing the volume of their calls as environmental noise increases - a trend that scientists say could endanger the species further.This ... Read more...

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