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Cuba plans to increase forest area

August 8th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 8 (IANS) Cuba is developing a National Forest Programme to increase the nation's freen cover, the Granma official daily reported.The director of Cuban ministry of agriculture's forestry department, ... Read more...

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Eleven wildfires put out in Russia’s Far East

August 6th, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forest protection service specialists have extinguished 11 wildfires in Russia's Far East in the past 24 hours, said the local forestry department Monday."A total of ... Read more...

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No more photos with Siberian tiger cubs in China

July 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Wildlife conservation and forestry departments in a Chinese province have announced that visitors will not be allowed to click themselves with Siberian tiger cubs at a ... Read more...

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Wildfires smoke forces Siberian airport shut

July 14th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An airport in the Siberian city of Yakutsk was closed Saturday due to thick smoke from wildfires, according to the airport authority."Yakutsk airport was closed ... Read more...

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‘Detaining Chinese blogger for mocking officials unlawful’

June 29th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) In a case of justice delayed being justice denied, a Chinese blogger detained for a year after mocking a top officials' alleged interference in judicial procedure ... Read more...

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1,000 evacuated as mountain fire rages in China

April 19th, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) More than 1,000 people were Monday evacuated after a raging fire fuelled by strong winds threatened to engulf two villages in China's eastern Shandong province, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Critically endangered leopard filmed in northeast China

April 18th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A leopard, belonging to a critically endangered species, has been filmed for the first time in northeast China's Jilin province, Xinhua quoted local authorities as saying ... Read more...

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India records ‘modest growth’ of forest area despite population boom: FAO report

February 3rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 3(ANI): India, China, Vietnam and the Philippines have seen their forested areas increase in size largely due to a switch from felling to planting, according to a United Nations ... Read more...

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Over 30 mammals in Myanmar declared protected animals

January 27th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 27 (IANS) A total of 39 rare mammals, including tiger, elephant, tapir and golden deer, have been designated by Myanmar's forestry department as totally protected animals.According to the country's laws ... Read more...

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Elusive wildcat species believed extinct, spotted

January 17th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) One of the world's most elusive wildcats, believed extinct after 2003, has been spotted in pictures from camera traps. The Bornean Bay Cat, similar in size to a ... Read more...

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Escaped Jaguar Kills Man in Belize

October 28th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An American citizen was killed by a jaguar who escaped from a rescue center in the wake of Hurricane Richard that wrecked a havoc in the ... Read more...

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Fires at Russian radioactive sites confirmed

August 11th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (DPA) Russian forestry officials confirmed Wednesday that areas contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster have been more widely affected by the current wildfires than authorities have admitted, Interfax news ... Read more...

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Destruction of world’s forests slows down: UN

March 25th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 25 (DPA) The destruction of the world's forests, mainly to make way for agricultural land, has decreased over the past decade, but continues at an "alarmingly" high rate in many ... Read more...

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“Canned hunting” of captive lions banned in South Africa

June 13th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): The controversial sport of "canned hunting", in which trophy hunter tourists pay to shoot specially bred captive lions, has been banned in South Africa.According to a report ... Read more...

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Monkeys run riot in Reliance IPCL complex

November 7th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Vadodara, Nov 7 (IANS) The sprawling 1,263-acre IPCL petrochemicals complex of Reliance Industries in this central Gujarat city is now fighting an invasion of langurs, and officials have been forced to summon ... Read more...

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Rare South China tiger photos fake, officials penalised

June 30th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Xi'an (China), June 30 (Xinhua) The photographs of a rare South China tiger claimed to have been taken by a farmer late last year in Shaanxi province have been fabricated, Chinese officials ... Read more...

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Shots of South China tiger in the wild not real

June 30th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , June 30 (ANI): China has punished 13 government officials and arrested a man for presenting false evidence in trying to prove that the highly endangered South China tiger ... Read more...

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Pictures of South China Tiger declared fakes

December 4th, 2007 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): Chinese photographers have described digital pictures of the rare South China tiger as fakes. According to the official Xinhua news agency and The China Daily, a team of photographic ... Read more...

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