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In Delhi, government spends Rs.950 on every plant!


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Believe it or not, Rs.950 is what the Delhi government spends on every plant to make the national capital look green, according to an Right ... Read more...

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Pine needles fuel business for Himachal villagers


July 5th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Bhoraj, July 5 (IANS) Pine needles, a major cause of forest fires in Himachal Pradesh, are now helping villagers earn money.The inflammable needles, which fall on the ground in summer ... Read more...

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Wild tuskers rampage through Chhattisgarh villages, cause panic


June 27th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 27 (IANS) Panic has spread as at least two persons have been trampled to death and several houses damaged by herds of wild elephants rampaging in Sarguja forest ... Read more...

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Woman power: Tribals stall eco-tourism project in Odisha


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Baripada (Odisha), June 3 (IANS) A group of tribal women in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district have taken authorities head on and stopped an eco-tourism project that was coming up in ... Read more...

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Assam’s Guinness bid: 40,885 saplings planted in an hour


April 29th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to enter the Guinness World Records, 100 people Sunday planted 40,885 saplings within an hour near the Chirang Reserve Forest in lower ... Read more...

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Man-animal conflict: Assam forms response teams


March 30th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 30 (IANS) Assam has formed Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to deal with growing instances of man-animal conflict, with 12 leopards having been killed in the last three months ... Read more...

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Himachal forester resigns after legislator’s threats


March 25th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) A forest official in Himachal Pradesh has reportedly resigned from service after being threatened by a legislator for seizing a tractor-load of logs being transported ... Read more...

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Save Kosi river corridor, save tigers: WWF


March 18th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Highlighting the importance of the Kosi river corridor in the Corbett tiger reserve in Uttarakhand, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Sunday that the crucial ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand’s killer tusker evades death


January 11th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Jan 11 (IANS) Life almost slipped away from this 35-year-old tusker when marching orders were issued to shoot him dead. But destiny had willed otherwise.This bull tusker trampled ... Read more...

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Tiger injures three people in Uttarakhand


April 22nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
Ramnagar, Apr 22(ANI): A tiger attacked two women and a girl child in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar district on Friday, an official said."Two groups of women were going to get wood from the jungle ... Read more...

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Forest officials rescue 39 smuggled tortoises in Nainital


February 13th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Feb 13 (ANI): Uttarakhand forest officials rescued 39 smuggled tortoises and arrested four smugglers in Nainital.Acting on a tip off, the forest officials on Saturday carried on a raid and arrested ... Read more...

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Leopard poachers get six years’ jail


November 15th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Three leopard poachers were sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.10,000 each by a court in Madhya Pradesh Monday.Ittu Baiga, Bahilal Baiga ... Read more...

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Elephant hit by train, rescued in Uttarkhand


October 28th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelHaldwani, Oct.28 (ANI): A rescue operation on a wild elephant was carried out successfully in Tanda Range forest in Uttarakhand.A team of veterinary doctors from the G. B. Pant University ... Read more...

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African breed dog to track wildlife poachers in Uttarakhand


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelHaldwani (Uttarakhand), Oct.23 (ANI): The Conservator of Forests in Uttarakhand's Haldwani division has 'recruited' an African Rhodesian Richback breed of dog to apprehend poachers.Apart from routine patrolling in the ... Read more...

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‘Man-killer’ tiger to be tranquilised


August 28th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) A male tiger, which is believed to be responsible for eight human killings in Uttar Pradesh since May, has been formally declared "man-killer" and will be tranquilised soon, ... Read more...

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Tiger kills man in Uttar Pradesh


August 27th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 27 (IANS) Feline fear continues to haunt villagers in Uttar Pradesh after a tiger killed a man near a forest in Shahjahanpur district - the eighth case of human-killing by ... Read more...

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Jim Corbett National Park launches ‘Operation Monsoon’


August 21st, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelDehradun, Aug 21 (ANI): Wildlife authorities of Jim Corbett National Park has launched 'Operation Monsoon' to save wildlife from poaching during the rainy season.The forest officials have launched a night ... Read more...

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Engineers booked after elephants electrocuted in Orissa


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (IANS) Three engineers of a private power distribution company in Orissa have been booked for the deaths of three elephants by electrocution in Keonjhar district, an official said Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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Three elephants electrocuted in Orissa


August 1st, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Three wild elephants were electrocuted in a forest area of Orissa's Keonjhar district, an official Sunday said. The two male and a female elephant died near Durlabhapur village under ... Read more...

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Injured female leopard dies in Uttarakhand’s famous Corbett Park


July 31st, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoyalRamnagar (Uttarakhand), July 31 (ANI): A three-year-old injured female leopard, which was rescued by the forest staff of the Bailpadav Range, has died in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand.Villagers found the leopard ... Read more...

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Migratory birds on a rise in Kulik Bird Sanctuary in West Bengal


July 19th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 19 (ANI): With a huge number of migratory birds coming to the Kulik bird sanctuary in Raiganj, West Bengal, it is growing as a famous tourist spot.Kulik Bird Sanctuary, ... Read more...

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One held for killing antelope


March 28th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 28 (IANS) Police have arrested one person for allegedly killing a four-horned antelope in Raisen forest division of Madhya Pradesh while three others involved in the poaching are still absconding. According ... Read more...

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Bird watching camp in West Bengal forests


January 30th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarCoochbehar (West Bengal), Jan.30 (ANI): A three-day bird watching camp is being set up in West Bengal's Patlakahawa forests to educate birdwatchers about rare species of birds.Organised by 'The Himalayan ... Read more...

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Seven forest officials suspended in Madhya Pradesh


December 9th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 9 (IANS) Seven forest officials have been suspended for negligence after it was found that a private telecom company had undertaken illegal digging and cable laying work in Ratapani and ... Read more...

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Centre receives 579 proposals for development of forest: Jairam Ramesh


December 2nd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 2 (ANI): The Union Government on Wednesday said it has recieved 579 proposals for the development of forests in the country.The National Afforestation and Eco-development Board is implementing the ... Read more...

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Bamboo fencing on Nainital’s hillside roads to prevent mishaps


November 21st, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelNainital, Nov.21 (ANI): Following various incidents of mishaps due to accidents or vehicles falling off the high cliff into the deep gorges, accident-prone hillside roads are being fenced with bamboo ... Read more...

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Six houses damaged by wild elephant in Darjeeling


July 23rd, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 23 (IANS) At least six houses were damaged by a wild elephant Wednesday night in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, a forest official said Thursday. "An elephant went berserk, and ... Read more...

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After jumbos, tigers bare fangs between India, Nepal


July 16th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) After marauding elephant herds created bad blood between Nepal's border villages and India, now big cats are threatening to strain ties between the two neighbours.Nepal's lawmakers ... Read more...

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Two panthers poached in Madhya Pradesh forest


June 26th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) The bodies of two panthers and various other animals, who are believed to have been poisoned by poachers, were found in Madhya Pradesh's Katni district, officials said Friday. "Two ... Read more...

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Tiger poacher convicted in Madhya Pradesh


June 18th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh court Thursday sentenced a tiger poacher to three years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.10,000, officials said Thursday. Dariya (only the first name ... Read more...

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Wild jumbos kill one, demolish houses in Chhattisgarh


June 16th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 16 (IANS) A herd of wild tuskers trampled an elderly person to death and demolished about a dozen houses in a forested stretch of Chhattisgarh, forest officials said Tuesday. The wild ... Read more...

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25 wild jumbos create terror in Chhattisgarh villages


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) About 2,000 residents were placed under house arrest after a herd of 25 wild elephants created terror in at least 10 villages of Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, an official ... Read more...

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43 jailed for smuggling animal parts in Madhya Pradesh


January 9th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 9 (IANS) As many as 43 people were sentenced in Madhya Pradesh's Katni forest division for poaching and smuggling of animal parts, official said Friday. Minister of State for Forests ... Read more...

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Leopard killed in Nainital road mishap


November 10th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Nov 10 (ANI): A three-year-old male leopard was killed in a road accident near Ramnagar forest area of Jim Corbett National Park on Sunday. Wildlife officials said they found the dead ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu forest officials rescue trapped leopard


November 8th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Nov 8 (ANI): Forest officials in Tamil Nadus Coonoor town have rescued a trapped leopard and released the big cat into the wilds.Officials said farmers trapped the leopard, ... Read more...

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