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Viral infection hits Himalayan blue sheep in wild


September 20th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The Himalayan blue sheep or bharal, an important prey of the endangered snow leopard, is under threat in the wild from a highly contagious viral infection ... Read more...

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Waiting for Sultanpur’s winged visitors!


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanpur (Haryana), Sep 11 (IANS) Wildlife officials at the Sultanpur National Bird Sanctuary on the edge of the national capital are a worried lot as the natural cycle seem ... Read more...

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Tiger skin seized in Odisha, 4 held


September 4th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) At least four people were arrested from a hotel in Odisha after a skin of an adult tiger was found in their possession, officials said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Rains boost Agra’s green cover


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) Heavy showers have come as a big boost to afforestation efforts in the Taj city.The Taj Mahal is now adequately insulated against air pollution by a ... Read more...

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Poaching, illness killing peacocks near Delhi


August 25th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 25 (IANS) Poaching and a mysterious disease are killing peacocks, India's national bird, in one of their richest habitats here in Uttar Pradesh.The Bisrakh area in Greater ... Read more...

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Heavy showers lash Taj city


August 6th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) After several dry days, the Taj city Monday had three spells of heavy showers that flooded low-lying areas and caused traffic jams at busy intersections. The ... 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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From wasteland, Taj Corridor to become Agra’s green lung (With image)


June 18th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 18 (IANS) At last, the controversial Taj Heritage Corridor, sandwiched between the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, will be transformed from a wasteland into the city's green lung.The ... Read more...

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8 peacocks succumb to heat stroke in Aravalli village


June 11th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 11 (IANS) At least eight peacocks died Monday due to heat stroke in Hasanpur village, 12 km from here in the Aravalli hills, a wildlife official said.Two seriously ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh’s Asiatic Lion safari plan finalised


June 10th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), June 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Wildlife Department has completed the master plan for the state's first Lion Safari in Etawah. The department now plans to make ... 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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Forest guards, cops foil poaching attempt in Assam


June 1st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) A joint team of police and forest guards late Thursday night foiled an attempt by poachers to kill one-horned rhinos in Assam's Pabitora wildlife sanctuary, forest ... Read more...

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Paddy comes to rescue of elephants in Arunanchal


May 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seijosa (Arunachal Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) The humble paddy has come to the rescue of elephants facing retaliation from villagers during human-elephant conflict in and around the Pakke Tiger Reserve ... Read more...

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220 turtles found on Mumbai-bound train


May 21st, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) A huge cache of rare turtles stuffed in two bags was discovered by Government Railway Police (GRP) on board the Mumbai-bound Pushpak Express.The turtles, aged between ... Read more...

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Bhitarkanika bans tourist entry as crocodiles breed


May 15th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) A two-and-half-month ban on the entry of tourists and visitors to the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha began Tuesday as the crocodile breeding season was underway, ... Read more...

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Tourism at Odisha sanctuary falls prey to Maoists


May 11th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sunabeda (Odisha), May 11 (IANS) It is home to over 30 tigers and many more leopards. But Odisha's Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary is still failing to attract wildlife enthusiasts and tourists ... Read more...

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UP plans big push for tourism in Taj city


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 3 (IANS) The Akilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government is considering a number of measures that, when implemented, will help boost tourism in Agra and Mathura, according to senior ... Read more...

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Mongoose hair brushes seized in Agra


May 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Hundreds of paint-brushes allegedly made from the hair of mongoose were seized from a shop here Monday evening."We are trying to find out about ... 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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Tiger on prowl near Lucknow finally trapped


April 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) A tiger, which was on the prowl for nearly three months on the outskirts of the state capital, was finally caught Wednesday, said a forest department ... Read more...

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Yamuna clean-up operation begins in Taj city


April 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 20 (IANS) The Agra district authorities have begun an exercise to clean up the Yamuna, fearing Supreme Court action on non-implementation of its directives on the pollution threat ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi Jumbo triggers panic in Agartala


April 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 16 (IANS) An elephant, that entered the northeastern state of Tripura from neighbouring Bangladesh, has triggered panic among people in Agartala, a senior forest official said here Monday.The ... Read more...

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Two leopards found dead in UP


March 26th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) Two leopards were found dead in the jungles of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district, officials said Monday.According to forest officials, the post-mortem report of the wild cats ... 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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50,000 endangered turtles nest in Odisha’s Rushikulya beach


March 1st, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) The much-awaited mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles have commenced in Odisha, with at least 50,000 of them laying their eggs at the Rushikulya ... Read more...

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Migratory birds are flying back home from Odisha


February 17th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) More than a million migratory birds that thronged various lakes and marshlands of Odisha, flying in from as far places as Siberia and Iraq, have started ... Read more...

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Olive Ridleys may delay mass nesting at Odisha beach


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) Endangered Olive Ridley turtles may delay their mass nesting at Odisha's Gahirmatha beach, one of the world's largest turtle nesting sites. The reason: climatic changes.Over half ... Read more...

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Fire in Uttar Pradesh forest, no casualties


January 31st, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 31 (IANS) A fire in Uttar Pradesh's Keitham forest, close to the state's largest lake where thousands of migratory birds are camping, on the Agra-Delhi highway destroyed nearly ... Read more...

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Two injured in Guwahati leopard attack


January 27th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 27 (IANS) Two persons, including a pregnant woman, were critically injured Friday by a leopard that strayed into a locality here, officials said.This is the fourth incident of ... Read more...

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Alert officials foil rhino poaching in Assam


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Officials and forest guards at the Kaziranga national park and another reserve in Assam successfully foiled attempts by poachers to kill rhinos in two separate ... Read more...

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Leopard strikes again in Guwahati


January 20th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) A stray leopard created panic in Assam's main city here Friday by injuring three people in the second incident of its kind in less than two ... Read more...

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Two colleges near Agra bird sanctuary fined Rs.10 crore


January 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 12 (IANS) A penalty of Rs.10 crore has been imposed on two engineering colleges for pollution and illegal construction close to the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary on the ... 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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Army men booked for black buck poaching


December 20th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bikaner, Dec 20 (IANS) A first information report (FIR) was registered against some unidentified army men on charges of poaching a black buck in a forested area in Rajasthan, police ... Read more...

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Wanted: Women to drive development in Maoist areas


November 20th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In an effort to bridge the development deficit in areas seen as Maoist hotbeds, the government is encouraging young women to take up the challenge ... Read more...

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