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Six turtles seized from Odisha hospital pool, one held


September 5th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) Forest officials seized six fresh water turtles from the premises of a private hospital in Odisha and arrested one person for illegally confining the amphibians, an ... Read more...

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Two elephants killed by train in Odisha, driver held


August 16th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Two elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding goods train in Odisha's Keonjhar district, officials said Thursday. The driver of the train has been ... Read more...

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30 peacocks die in Greater Noida


August 7th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) As many as 30 peacocks have died here in the last 15 days due to unknown reasons, say villagers and veterinarians.Ten peacocks died ... Read more...

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Minor girl killed by leopard in Mumbai suburb


July 16th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) The body of a seven-year-old girl, who was attacked and dragged away by a leopard late Sunday, has been recovered from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park ... Read more...

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Leopard captured in Odisha made to ‘entertain’ locals


July 9th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) Odisha officials have drawn flak after a captured male leopard was brought to the residence of a district collector to "entertain" people in the area.The leopard ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino poached in Assam


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Forest officials of Kaziranga National Park have recovered a carcass of a one-horned rhino from neighbouring hills in Assam's Karbi Anglong district.The horn of the rhino ... Read more...

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Three tiger cubs spotted in Ranthambore


June 29th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) Three new tiger cubs have been spotted at the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, bringing cheer to wildlife enthusiasts.The cubs of tigress T-17, also known as ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Park rangers work non-stop to safeguard wildlife


June 29th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) Forest officials in most rhino habitats in Assam have been working through the night to save wildlife severely affected after flood waters submerged vast areas of ... Read more...

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Fires ravage 20,000 hectares of Himachal forests in two months (With Images)


June 28th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Unusually hot and dry conditions this summer have turned the green hills of Himachal Pradesh into a tinderbox - literally. Forest wealth estimated at well over ... 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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Superstar Mohanlal booked for possessing elephant tusk


June 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 14 (IANS) Eleven months after Income-Tax department officials searched superstar Mohanlal's houses here, a case has been registered against him for keeping an elephant tusk at his home, ... 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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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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Raj Thackeray puts cash rewards to save tigers


June 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, June 1 (IANS) The endangered tiger in the state has found a new saviour in Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray.He announced a reward of Rs.500,000 Friday ... Read more...

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Third tiger found dead in UP


May 28th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) Sending forest officials into a tizzy, a third tiger has been found dead in a week in Uttar Pradesh - this time at the Dudhwa National ... Read more...

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Three bison found dead in Chhattisgarh


May 25th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 25 (IANS) Three bison were found dead Friday just outside the Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary, forest officials said, adding that death of protected animals have been reported from the ... Read more...

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Maoist leader arrested in Uttar Pradesh


May 25th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A Maoist leader, carrying a cash reward of Rs.300,000 on his head, was arrested from a forest in Uttar Pradesh's Sonebhadra district, police said Friday.The police ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to deploy 500 armed guards against tiger poaching


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Alarmed by the deaths of two tigers in Maharashtra forest reserves, state Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam Tuesday said that over 500 armed guards will be recruited ... Read more...

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India returns Bangladeshi jumbo


May 20th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) An elephant that entered Tripura last month from neighbouring Bangladesh and triggered panic among the people in various parts of the state has been handed over ... Read more...

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Human-elephant conflict on the rise in Assam


May 17th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) The death of a female elephant undergoing treatment for paralysis in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Wednesday has again brought to light the human-elephant conflict in the ... 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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Leopard ‘evicted’ from Mumbai school after 20 hrs


April 22nd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) A leopard, which had sneaked into a private school two days ago was trapped and evicted early Sunday after a 20-hour operation by the forest department ... Read more...

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Assam to get strict against forest exploiters


April 18th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to go all out to protect the forest wealth of the state, a state minister said.The government has decided not only ... 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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Rhino poached in Kaziranga National Park


April 12th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Forest officials of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) have recovered the body of a rhino from Bagori forest range of the National Park Wednesday. The rhino's ... 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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Leopard strays into Nashik colony, attacks three


March 26th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), March 26 (IANS) Panic gripped the city as a leopard strayed into a thickly populated residential area from the adjacent jungles Monday and attacked three people, including a ... Read more...

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Rhinos number in Assam’s Orang, Pabitora up


March 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) The population of the famous one-horned rhinos in Assam is increasing, according to the census of the animals' population in the state, wildlife officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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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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Abducted Assam officials released


March 6th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) Suspected Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants have released the two forest officials they abducted in central Assam's Karbi Anglong distict Tuesday morning.Chief Conservator of Forests ... Read more...

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Karbi militants behind forest officials’ abduction: Minister


March 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 5 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Monday confirmed it was the Karbi militant outfit Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) that was behind the abduction of two senior ... Read more...

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Abducted forest officials still untraced


March 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) Police and the security forces conducted searches in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Sunday to trace two forest officials abducted by militants but there was no trace ... Read more...

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Villagers kill stray leopard in Assam


February 29th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 29 (IANS) A leopard was killed by angry villagers at Madhukuchi village of Assam after they failed in their efforts to shoo away the big cat from the ... Read more...

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Rhino census to be held in Assam from March 15


February 28th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) A census of Assam's world famous one-horned rhinos will be undertaken from March 15, a forest department official said Tuesday. The 2009 census had put the ... Read more...

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Bengal forest official accuses minister of threatening him


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) A top forest official has accused his department's minister of threatening him to withdraw an order he issued earlier for closure of illegal saw mills. The ... Read more...

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