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World Bank’s Bangladesh wildlife project


February 13th, 2012 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) The World Bank Sunday launched a wildlife conservation project here that will also cover three neighbouring countries, including India and Bhutan.The "Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife ... Read more...

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Fighting chance for India’s tigers: Poaching declines


February 8th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) In cheering news for wildlife conservationists, tiger poaching dropped nearly 60 percent in 2011 as compared to the previous year, though it continues to pose ... Read more...

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Poacher held with tiger skin in Uttar Pradesh


November 15th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) A poacher has been arrested with a tiger's skin in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district, police said Tuesday.Krishna Kumar, 28, was nabbed Monday from Pahadia area after ... Read more...

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Two arrested with tiger skins in Varanasi


June 11th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), June 11 (IANS) Two people, allegedly involved in illegal wildlife trade, were arrested with tiger skins, police said Saturday.The accused, identified as Sartaj and Dilip, both in ... Read more...

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Three held with peacock carcasses


May 10th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 10 (IANS) Three men have been held with peacock carcasses in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday, revealing that the birds were killed for their flesh. ... Read more...

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Two poachers held with over 40 tortoises


January 10th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) Two poachers were arrested with over 40 tortoises in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, police said Monday.Mohammad Qayam and Ramesh Chandra, around 35 years, were nabbed Sunday from Jairara ... Read more...

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Poacher held with tiger skins


November 17th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) A poacher was arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district with skins of tigers and a leopard, police said Tuesday."Rakesh Kumar, 28, a native of Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district, ... Read more...

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Poacher held with tiger’s claw in Uttar Pradesh


August 15th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) A poacher was nabbed with a tiger's claw near a forest area in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur district Saturday, officials said. Dinesh Kumar, was nabbed by a team of forest ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two arrested while trying to sell snake venom


August 9th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Two men have been arrested while they were allegedly trying to sell 285 grams of cobra venom - valued at over Rs.20 lakh in the international market, ... Read more...

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India, Nepal join hands to protect wildlife


August 5th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) India and Nepal have signed an agreement to jointly protect wildlife in the Himalayan region along the border, an wildlife conservation society official said. Besides jointly guarding forests, ... 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...

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Poachers held with 60 tortoises


June 16th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) Three poachers have been arrested with 60 tortoises, some still alive, in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district, police said Wednesday. The men were nabbed late Tuesday evening from Phulpur town ... Read more...

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Five poachers held with animal skins


December 17th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 17 (IANS) Five poachers from Bihar were arrested with skins of leopards, spotted deer and other animals in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district, police said Thursday. The five men, who are from ... Read more...

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Squirrel monkeys among hundreds of rare animals rescued in Peru


November 19th, 2009 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 19 (EFE) The Peruvian Police have rescued hundreds of rare animals, including squirrel monkeys, yellow-foot tortoises, iguanas and diminutive brotogeris parakeet that were being sold illegally in downtown Lima. The sellers ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s Hukuang reserve has less than 100 tigers


October 7th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Oct 7 (Xinhua) Myanmar's 22,000 sq km vast Hukuang Tiger Reserve situated in the northern province of Kachin has now less than 100 tigers, a report said Wednesday. The fall in the ... Read more...

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121 breeding tigers in Nepal spells new ray of hope for the species


July 28th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Conservationists worrying about the fate of the majestic tiger can now breathe a sign of relief as about 121 breeding tigers are estimated to have been found in ... Read more...

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Wildlife Conservation Society announces new tiger conservation project


February 28th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), together with the World Bank and Global Environment Facility (GEF), has announced a new project for tiger conservation, with a commitment of ... Read more...

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Wildlife racket through Internet networking sites busted


August 26th, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) A gang using the Orkut and other popular networking sites for illegal wildlife trade was busted in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut town, and threatened wildlife, including a rare ... Read more...

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Monkeys, lemurs and apes facing extinction


August 6th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Monkeys, lemurs and apes may soon be extinct, say new figures.According to the latest Red List of Threatened Species, around half of the world''s population of the ... Read more...

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Half of worlds primates face extinction due to habitat loss and hunting


August 5th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A review of the worlds 634 kinds of primates has revealed that almost 50 percent are in danger of going extinct due to habitat loss and hunting.The ... Read more...

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‘Primates fast disappearing off the face of earth’


August 5th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Humankind's closest kin in the animal world - monkeys, apes and other primates - are disappearing from the face of the earth, warns a new report. The first ... Read more...

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Dramatic decline of tigers from Nepalese wildlife reserve in The Himalayas


July 3rd, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A recent survey has shown that there has been a dramatic decline of a least 30 percent in the Bengal tiger population from the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve ... Read more...

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Rare plants and endangered species at risk from traditional medicine in Cambodia and Vietnam


July 2nd, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Two new reports from TRAFFIC, the worlds largest wildlife trade monitoring network, have suggested that rare plants and endangered species such as tigers are at risk from ... Read more...

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Eight SAARC nations join to fight illegal wildlife trade


February 17th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Eight SAARC countries have agreed to work jointly to tackle the region's illegal wildlife trade that has assumed alarming proportions. The countries have come under the banner of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

South Asian nations pledge cooperation on thwarting illegal wildlife trade


February 8th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): All eight South Asian nations - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, have agreed to step up cooperation in thwarting illegal wildlife trade, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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