conservation of nature

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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Syrians held in Russia for poaching rare birds


August 9th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's Siberia region have detained nine Syrians on charges of poaching rare Saker falcons, the interior ministry said.The nine men were detained Wednesday ... Read more...

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Vulture population rising in Cambodia


June 26th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, June 26 (IANS) Vultures, which are critically endangered across Asia, are increasing in numbers in Cambodia.Even as they face major threats in other parts of Asia, the Cambodian ... Read more...

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12 elephants dead in Indonesia, probe launched


June 21st, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) Indonesia's forestry ministry Thursday said it has launched a probe into the suspected poisoning to death of 12 elephants in Sumatra.Novianto Bambang, director for conservation and ... Read more...

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Great Himalayan National Park vies for World Heritage status


June 13th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, one of the richest biodiversity sites in the western Himalayas, has come closer to getting global recognition.A team ... Read more...

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Turtle helps save its namesake species


June 6th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Turtle Ltd, a leading menswear company that has been involved in conserving turtles, especially endangered Olive Ridley on the Odisha coast, is now mulling to expand ... Read more...

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Helicopter-borne poachers kill 22 elephants in Congo


April 25th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) In a brazen attack carried out by helicopter-borne poachers, a herd of 22 elephants were killed and their tusks and genitals hacked off at a national ... 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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Habitat loss drives Sumatran tiger to verge of extinction


February 29th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) The destruction of vegetation is driving the Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) researchers say. The Sumatran tiger, native to Indonesia, ... Read more...

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Poachers kill 200 elephants in Cameroon


February 18th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 200 elephants were slaughtered for their tusks by poachers in Cameroon since mid-January, an NGO said.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said ... Read more...

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500 elephants killed in DR Congo’s national park


February 9th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Feb 9 (IANS) Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo's Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed.An official of the Congolese ... Read more...

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Guwahati reptiles withstand urbanization onslaught


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 2 (IANS) Despite rapid urbanization, the herpetofauna population of Guwahati has not been severely affected. There are some 63 species of herpetiles in this Assam city."This is good ... Read more...

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Ban shark fin sales, DiCaprio urges California


June 30th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has urged officials in California to ban the sale of shark fins in the state.The actor, a longtime animal rights campaigner, has thrown ... Read more...

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Scientists say that Arabian Wild Unicorn is back from extinction


June 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists and animal conservationists are very excited following reports that the Arabian Wild Unicorn has been brought back from the brink of extinction. Any hope for ... Read more...

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Great Indian Bustard now ‘critically endangered’, only 250 left


June 7th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The Great Indian Bustard, one of the largest species of birds, is on the brink of extinction with barely 250 alive, a top international conservation body ... Read more...

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Critically endangered leopard filmed in northeast China


April 18th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A leopard, belonging to a critically endangered species, has been filmed for the first time in northeast China's Jilin province, Xinhua quoted local authorities as saying ... Read more...

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Miami scientists track great hammerhead shark migration routes


February 28th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): University of Miami scientists have discovered the largely unknown migratory patterns and habitat use of the endangered hammerhead shark using satellite tag technology.Neil Hammershlag and colleagues tracked one ... Read more...

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Himachal hosts world’s tallest flying bird


January 11th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Una (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 11 (IANS) Green activists worried over the falling numbers of the Sarus crane, the tallest flying bird in the world, heaved a collective sigh of relief ... Read more...

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Two rhinos translocated to Manas in Assam


January 6th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Two female Indian rhinos - a mother and a juvenile - have been translocated from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to Manas National Park in Assam under the aegis ... Read more...

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Scientists warn that one-fifth of the species are going to slide to extinction


October 27th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent stocktaking has revealed that up to a fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles species are under threat of extinction.Not surprisingly ... Read more...

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Scientists fear another round of mass extinction (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) One in five of the world's mammals, birds and fish are now endangered, indicating a possible sixth round of mass extinction in the Earth's history, scientists say.The researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists fear mass extinction has begun


October 27th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) One in five of the world's mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians are under threat of extinction, a study says.The research found that the a growing number of ... 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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Save 587 sites to save life, urge scientists


October 26th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) With animals and plants disappearing fast, scientists have made a plea to save 587 sites around the globe that are home to 920 species on ... Read more...

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1 in 5 plants faces extinction


September 29th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the world's plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world's plant species threatened with extinction.The Royal Botanic ... Read more...

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Gulf oil displaced, killed whale sharks?


September 26th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): As an aftermath of one of the largest oil spill accident in the Gulf of Mexico, the feeding habitat of whale sharks has been destroyed, possibly killing ... Read more...

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Rare ‘Asian unicorn’ spotted, dies after capture


September 17th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) "Asian unicorn", one of the world's rarest animals, sighted in more than a decade, died after its capture by villagers in a Laos, conservationists said. The critically endangered species, ... Read more...

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Dolphin sanctuary suffers from funds crunch


August 21st, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Lack of funds for India's only dolphin sanctuary in Bihar is badly affecting conservation of the endangered Ganges river dolphin, which is the national aquatic animal.The ... Read more...

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Virginity restoring plant under threat


August 15th, 2010 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) A plant capable of "restoring a woman's virginity" is under threat as an ecopark declared a Unesco World Heritage Site has been affected by severe drought and forest ... Read more...

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New species of monkey with red, bushy beard found in Amazon rainforest


August 13th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): A new species of monkey with a red, bushy beard has been discovered in the Colombian section of the Amazon rain forest, say conservationists.A scientist first glimpsed ... Read more...

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US Everglades, Madagascar forests added to UNESCO’s endangered list


August 1st, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): Florida's Everglades National Park and Madagascar's tropical rainforest have been added to UNESCO's list of endangered world heritage sites.According to UNESCO'S World Heritage Committee, development in the Everglades ... Read more...

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Sniffer dogs to curb wildlife crime


July 30th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Dogs, specially trained to sniff out illegal wildlife products like tiger skins and bones, joined the forest departments of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand Friday. The dogs ... Read more...

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Rarest otter discovered in Borneo


July 27th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): The world's rarest otter has been rediscovered in Borneo when a single animal tripped an automatic camera placed by conservationists.The hairy-nosed otter was clicked in the Deramakot Forest ... Read more...

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Beetles posing threat to Olive Ridley turtles


July 12th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Beetles are posing an imminent threat to millions of Olive Ridley turtle eggs in Mexico's beaches. Mexican authorities are preparing for the mass arrival of Olive Ridley turtles, ... Read more...

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