endangered animals

Dead leopard found in jungle warfare campus


March 7th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 7 (IANS) A leopard was found dead Wednesday in a hilly part of the campus of Chhattisgarh's Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare College (CTJWC), a forest department official ... Read more...

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Man loses $49K worth collection of poisonous snakes


February 27th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 51-year-old man has lost $49,000 worth of venomous snakes that he kept in his house as pets. The animals were taken away last August and ... Read more...

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Microchip to help track Shanghai’s endangered animals


February 11th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 11 (IANS) Over 700 endangered animals kept in parks, zoos and by acrobatic groups here will soon get a microchip planted to track their numbers and living conditions.Data ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Endangered animals crushed by vehicles in Tripura (Lead)


January 29th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) Speeding vehicles have crushed a porcupine, a leopard cat and small Indian civet, all endangered animals, on the Assam-Agartala highway."The animals were crossing the highway that ... Read more...

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Endangered animals crushed by vehicles


January 29th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) Speeding vehicles have crushed a porcupine, a leopard cat and small Indian civet, all endangered animals, on the Assam-Agartala highway."The animals were crossing the highway that ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice to melt by 2015: Expert


November 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) The Arctic Sea ice could completely melt away by mid 2015, destroying the habitat of polar bears and other endangered animals, says an expert.Peter Wadhams, professor ... Read more...

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Law, environment ministers to rework wildlife act amendment


May 20th, 2011 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday asked the law and environment ministers to rework amendments to the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 that ensures tougher punishment and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russel Brand- Katy Perry In Legal Trouble


October 27th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Honeymoon has just started for the celebrity couple Katy Perry and Russell Brand, who tied the knot in India at the Ranthambore National Park on October ... Read more...

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Want to be a panda keeper?


September 28th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) Want to be a panda keeper in China? Well, you have to be trained in cleaning out enclosures and weighing the bears' excreta. A total of 12 people ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Prince William’s African safari docu to debut later this year


August 4th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): A documentary, which followed Prince William during an official trip to Africa, will debut later this year.The 60-minute film, which is part of Sky 1's autumn line-up, ... Read more...

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China releases pregnant pandas into the wild


July 26th, 2010 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) A panda research centre in China has released four "well-selected" pregnant giant pandas into the wild, expecting them to deliver their cubs out of captivity. The Wolong China ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Elle Macpherson regrets promoting use of illegal rhino horn remedy


July 7th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 07 (ANI): Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson has said that she is regretting her decision of promoting the illegal rhino horn powder as a Chinese medical therapy.In a recent interview with ... Read more...

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Over 190 endangered animals seized in Mexico


July 7th, 2010 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 7 (IANS/EFE) More than 190 endangered birds and turtles were seized in the Mexican capital, officials said Tuesday. A Cooper's hawk, yellow-headed parrots, blue jays, sparrows, owls and turtles were ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Animals flee flooded Kaziranga park


June 28th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kaziranga (Assam), June 28 (IANS) Floodwaters of the mighty Brahmaputra Monday entered the Kaziranga National Park in Assam forcing scores of endangered animals to escape to safer areas, officials said. "A vast stretch ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Assam Govt. arms forest officials for anti-poaching drive


May 20th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, May 20 (ANI): As part of its anti-poachig drive, the Assam Government has decided to equip the forest officials with arms.State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain distributed twenty-five 7.5 mm revolver ... Read more...

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Endangered Baboon monkeys, hyenas seized in Abu Dhabi


May 19th, 2010 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 19 (IANS/WAM) Fifteen Baboon monkeys and two striped hyenas that were kept illegally for sale were seized from a house in Abu Dhabi Tuesday, officials said. The seizure comes after ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two killed in lightning, 10,000 displaced in Assam floods


May 16th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) A newly-married couple was killed in a lightning strike while flash floods triggered by heavy rains displaced more than 10,000 people in 25 villages in Assam Sunday, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bo Takes The Bow At White House


April 25th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Washington, Apr 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama decided to be a pat of the Take Your Child To Work event, propagated by President Barack ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Former Lok Sabha threatens agitation against uranium mining


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Thursday threatened to launch an agitation against the central government's proposal to conduct exploratory drilling for uranium inside the Balpakram ... Read more...

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‘Sustainable development need of hour’


March 5th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, March 5 (IANS) Pointing out that an estimated 81 species of animals and 38 species of birds were endangered in India, an expert Friday said protection of the environment through sustainable ... Read more...

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More funds to clean Ganga, drop in wildlife protection


February 26th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The annual budget for the Ministry of Environment and Forests saw a 15 percent jump with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee doubling the allocation for cleaning the ... Read more...

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German Man tried to smuggle 44 lizards in his under-pants


January 29th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A German man has tried to smuggle 44 lizards in his under-pants when he tried to board a flight from New Zealand. He was arrested on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Efforts to save tiger to intensify in 2010


January 3rd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 3 (ANI): The efforts to save the tiger are set to intensify this year following the species' placement on WWF list of 10 important endangered species.Biologists have placed Panthera tigris ... Read more...

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China’s approved sale of endangered animal products spells doom for Indian tigers


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing/Mumbai, Sep.3 (ANI): The world's dwindling population of tigers could be pushed closer to extinction after China approved the sale of products extracted from endangered animals.The latest document issued by the Chinese ... Read more...

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Female pandas can discern the love calls of different suitors


June 17th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): An American researcher has shown that female giant pandas can tell one male's love calls from those of others, taking the first step towards proving that females among ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiger found dead in Jim Corbett National Park


March 19th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), Mar 19 (ANI): The body of a tigress suspected to have died in a fight with another tiger was found in Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. The officials found ... Read more...

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Tiger stripes used to identify poached pelts


March 17th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new computer-driven technique that makes use of a code hidden in tiger stripes to help them identify poached pelts of the endangered animals. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CNN-IBN to telecast new series on endangered wildlife


January 7th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) CNN-IBN will Saturday begin a new series on India's most endangered wildlife species in its flagship environment series, "Citizen for Earth", encapsulated in five episodes. Journalist Bahar ... Read more...

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Sheepdogs shepherd endangered penguins in Australia


January 5th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (DPA) Sheepdogs have proved such perfect guardians for a colony of fairy penguins on a small south-coast Australian island that conservationists are confident the caring canines can be recruited ... Read more...

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Nigella Lawsons comment on wearing a bears skin enrages anti-fur campaigners


December 11th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): English food writer Nigella Lawson has enraged anti-fur campaigners on December 10 after she commented that she would kill a bear and wear its skin as a ... Read more...

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PETA expresses concern over killing of black bucks


November 11th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 11 (IANS) The India chapter of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA India) Tuesday expressed concern over the death of a pregnant female black buck last week in ... Read more...

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Climate change threatens giant pandas


November 5th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Researchers at York University have determined that climate change may be about to affect the lives of rare species such as the giant panda, because of fears ... Read more...

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Australias iconic koala may be heading towards extinction


September 22nd, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, September 22 (ANI): Australias iconic koala may be heading towards extinction, unless there are changes in how populations are managed.Previously hunted to near extinction in the 1920s, the species continues ... Read more...

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Kaziranga submerged, wild animals flee park in Assam


September 1st, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kaziranga (Assam), Sep 1 (IANS) Floodwaters of the mighty Brahmaputra Monday entered the Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary in Assam forcing scores of endangered animals to flee the park to safer areas, officials said."More ... Read more...

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Tiger death motivates forest officials for public awareness in Madhya Pradesh


August 14th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Ram Chand SahooBhopal, Aug. 14 (ANI): The growing concern about tiger deaths in Madhya Pradesh have made the forest department of the National Park Association here to spread awareness about ... Read more...

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