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Scottish wildcats may become extinct, only 35 left


September 13th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Scottish wildcats may be the next species to be wiped out from the earth, as conservationists say the numbers of pure-bred cats may have fallen to ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan appeals for help tp protect tigers


July 15th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ranthambore (Rajasthan), July 15 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Sunday appealed to the people to help protect India's national animal, the tiger, saying "every tiger killed in the country ... Read more...

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Villagers kill six lions in Kenya


June 21st, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 21 (IANS) As many as six lions have been killed by residents of a village on the outskirts of Kenyan capital Nairobi as human-wildlife conflict escalates in the ... Read more...

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Peacock threatened by drought, starvation in Maharashtra reserve (With Images)


June 6th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Beed (Maharashtra), June 6 (IANS) India's national bird, the peacock, is under severe threat from nature's vagaries at one of the largest peacock national parks in the country at Naigaon ... Read more...

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220 rhinos killed in South Africa this year


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 23 (IANS) At least 220 endangered rhinos were killed by poachers for their horns in South Africa since the beginning of this year, authorities said.Among the slaughtered rhinos, ... Read more...

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Web app to keep track of Indian tigers


May 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A web application powered by a team of enthusiastic naturalists, conservationists, photographers and national park visitors using their cameras, smart phones and videos has been ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s spiral-horned Markhor goat in peril (With Images)


May 10th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) It is an animal that is as much an icon of Kashmir as the beautiful Dal Lake and its shikaras. The magnificent spiral-horned Markhor, the ... Read more...

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24 newly discovered lizard species face extinction


April 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Half of the 24 new lizard species known as skinks, all discovered on the Caribbean islands, may be close to extinction and the other half are ... Read more...

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Kashmir officials start radio collaring of leopards


March 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) Wildlife protection officials at the Dachigam National Park near Srinagar Monday started radio collaring of leopards to understand the home range and behavioural patterns of leopards ... Read more...

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Can the gharial win the battle for survival?


March 18th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A few years back, a boat trip down the Chambal river in north India would have yielded a surreal sight - groups of gharials basking ... Read more...

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Britain’s ‘rogue’ swan to be relocated


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) A swan that has become notorious for brutal attacks on tourists on the Cam river in Cambridge will be relocated along with its female mate.The bird ... Read more...

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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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Rhino mother, baby killed in South Africa


February 11th, 2012 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 11 (IANS) A rhino mother and her baby were shot dead by poachers in a South African preserve, police said Friday.Their bullet-ridden bodies were found in Tiergarten wildlife ... Read more...

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Chopper over Taj rings security alarm (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 16 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has filed a police complaint after a private company's helicopter flew 11 rounds over the Taj Mahal, causing alarm among ... Read more...

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Chopper over Taj causes flutter, ASI files complaint


December 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 16 (IANS) A helicopter of a private company hovered over the Taj Mahal and made several rounds of the 17th century world heritage monument Wednesday, causing alarm among ... Read more...

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Will the Taj turn blue tonight?


November 13th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 13 (IANS) While many historical buildings across India will sport a blue look to support a campaign for creating awareness about diabetes Sunday evening, uncertainty about permission to ... Read more...

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Agra MP demands expert investigations for Taj Mahal


October 15th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Agra Ram Shankar Katheria Saturday demanded proper and scientific investigations by experts to reassure the people that ... Read more...

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Birds can smell kin, avoid inbreeding


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers suspected.For instance, penguins may be able to smell whether another penguin is a kin, ... Read more...

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A house for conservationists


September 13th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) If you are one of those who worry about mounting water bills or are a plain water conservationist, a special shower in Japan may have been ... Read more...

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Rare honour for Britain’s vanishing owls


September 11th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Two of Britain's most secretive owls -- shadowy long-eared owl and its short-eared cousin -- will be classified as "rare" to find out if they are ... Read more...

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Explore Ladakh, Sunderbans through the lens


July 20th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Week-long photo-tours of Ladakh and the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve in August-September will give photography enthusiasts an opportunity to explore the country's wilderness through the lens.The ... 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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Shah Jahan urs: Conservationists oppose free entry to Taj


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 28 (IANS) Conservationists are aghast at the decision to permit unrestricted access to the Taj Mahal for three days from Tuesday for the annual urs of Mughal emperor ... 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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Kerala farmers welcome nod to wild boar killing


June 19th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Plantation owners in Kerala Sunday welcomed the state government's decision to allow the killing of wild boars that destroy their tuber crop and banana plantations."Earlier, we ... Read more...

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Elephants flirt, argue and have tiffs like humans


June 6th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Elephants flirt and argue like humans, and their family outings too have their share of tiffs over directions. Conservationists have discovered such rows are common among ... Read more...

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Taj battles man and nature for survival


May 16th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Agra, May 16 (IANS) The scorching summer heat is taking its toll on the Taj Mahal, the timeless monument of love, blasted by sand from the dry Yamuna bed and ... Read more...

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Moving species could save them, says expert


March 18th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A radical programme of 'assisted colonisation' to save species endangered by climate change is being proposed by a University of York scientist.Chris Thomas, Professor of Conservation Biology, said ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s monuments can boost fort tourism


March 11th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Standing tall and bearing the scars of innumerable battles, the remnants of forts in Mumbai are a testament to the valour of Maratha warriors in the ... Read more...

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Bamiyan Buddhas were once intensely colourful


February 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) A team of conservationists studying fragments of the destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan has discovered that prior to the advent of Islam, the statues were overpainted several ... Read more...

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107 whales die on New Zealand beach


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stewart Island, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) About 107 pilot whales that were stranded on a beach in New Zealand have died.48 of the mammals were euphemized and the others died naturally. Officials ... Read more...

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Tigers could triple in Asia


January 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Asian tiger reserves could support more than 10,000 wild tigers, or three times the current number, if core breeding sites are protected, say the world's leading conservationists. ... Read more...

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10 coral species may vanish within 50 years


January 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified 10 coral species that are the most endangered and may vanish within 50 years.Led by experts at London Zoo, the Edge Coral Reefs project has ... Read more...

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Extremely rare Saharan cheetah spotted


December 27th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) One of the world's most elusive cats has finally been photographed after a year-long search by conservationists. The Saharan cheetah was captured in a series of murky images ... Read more...

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Ghalib who? Agra forgets its cultural past (Dec 27 is Mirza Ghalib’s 213th birthday)


December 26th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Dec 26 (IANS) Two weeks back, a Pakistani tourist arrived here and wished to see the place where the famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib was born. His guide was ... Read more...

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