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Bihar to celeberate Dolphin Day


September 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) After initiating steps to conserve the Gangetic river dolphin, Bihar will celebrate Oct 5 as Dolphin Day to create awareness to save the endangered species that ... Read more...

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Great Himalayan National Park vies for World Heritage status


June 13th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, one of the richest biodiversity sites in the western Himalayas, has come closer to getting global recognition.A team ... Read more...

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Asia’s first dolphin research centre to come up in Bihar


April 15th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 15 (IANS) With only about 2,000 Gangetic river dolphins left in India, down from tens of thousands just a few decades ago, the Bihar government is planning to ... Read more...

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V-Day venom: Youngsters flirt with cobra drug (With Images)


February 15th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) It wasn't just heart-shaped chocolates and bright red roses that saw a spurt in sales this Valentine's Day. A deadly drug prepared from cobra venom ... Read more...

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Bear hide seized from Himachal hotel, one arrested


January 15th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 15 (IANS) A hotel in this Himachal Pradesh tourist spot was raided Sunday and the hide of a fully grown black bear seized, police said Sunday.The ... 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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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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Apex court clarifies on powers of wildlife officials


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that wildlife officers empowered to settle cases involving breach of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act have no power to order ... Read more...

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Villagers kill crocodile in Uttar Pradesh


September 18th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district killed a crocodile, officials said Saturday, adding that around 15 accused have been booked for clubbing to death the reptile ... Read more...

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PETA re-launches campaign against snake shows


April 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has re-launched its advertisement featuring dancer Sandip Soparrkar and his supermodel wife Jesse Randhawa calling for people ... Read more...

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Leopard’s carcass found in Uttar Pradesh forest


February 21st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) In a suspected case of poaching, a young leopard's carcass was recovered from a forest area here, officials said Monday.The carcass of a three-year-old male ... Read more...

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Poachers held with leopard skin


February 10th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 10 (IANS) Two poachers were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district Thursday with a leopard skin, police said.The two were arrested from Sadar area following a ... Read more...

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Two poachers held with leopard skins in Uttar Pradesh


November 27th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 27 (IANS) Two poachers who operated in several states have been arrested with leopard skins in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district, police said Saturday.The two men in their mid-30s were nabbed ... Read more...

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Brand, Perry dragged to court for flouting wildlife laws


October 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 26 (IANS) A complaint was registered Tuesday at a Ranthambore court against British comedian Russell Brand, singer Katy Perry and four others for flouting environmental laws during the couple's ... Read more...

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Countries plan to restore tiger population


October 22nd, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Concerned over the dwindling tiger population, the 13 tiger range countries (TRC) here Friday finalised an ambitious global programme for restoring wild tiger population.The Global Tiger Recovery ... Read more...

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Two Indian wildlife films bag Panda awards


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Two Indian wildlife films "The Pack: Episode 5" and "The Wild Meat Trail" have bagged Panda awards at the Wildscreen film festival in Bristol.Mysore-based duo Krupakar-Senani's ... Read more...

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Wildlife trader gets six-year jail


August 25th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A city court here Wednesday sentenced wildlife trader Sansar Chand to six years imprisonment and fined him Rs.50,000 for possessing a leopard skin. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Special ... Read more...

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Dolphin sanctuary suffers from funds crunch


August 21st, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Lack of funds for India's only dolphin sanctuary in Bihar is badly affecting conservation of the endangered Ganges river dolphin, which is the national aquatic animal.The ... Read more...

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Riding with the whale sharks in India


July 17th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Prantick Majumder New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The giant whale shark - a gentle specie of the deep sea about which very little is known - will soon be a tourist attraction ... Read more...

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Draft action plan readied to conserve Ganges dolphins


June 5th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 5 (IANS) In the wake of several Ganges River Dolphins being killed, a committee set up by the environment ministry has submitted to the central government a draft action plan ... Read more...

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Dolphin found dead in Patna


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 3 (IANS) A Ganges river dolphin, an endangered species, was killed by suspected poachers on the banks of Ganga river here, forest officials said Thursday. The dolphin's body was found floating ... Read more...

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Dolphin ‘mitras’, a helping hand for Ganges river dolphins


May 13th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 13 (IANS) The endangered Ganges river dolphin in Bihar will now have new 'mitras' or friends, who will create awareness for conservation of the species that is India's national aquatic ... Read more...

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Rare clouded leopards reintroduced to the wild for first time in India


May 5th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by BNO News
MANAS, INDIA (BNO NEWS) – Two clouded leopard cubs have been returned to the wild for the first time in India, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said Tuesday.The orphaned cubs, ... Read more...

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Two villagers arrested for killing leopard


April 2nd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), April 2 (IANS) In a gruesome incident of violence against wild animals, villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district killed a leopard with spears and iron weapons. Of the six ... Read more...

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Three arrested with leopard skins in Uttar Pradesh


March 18th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) Three men associated with an international wildlife poaching racket were arrested Thursday with three leopard skins in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district, police said. The three men were nabbed near ... Read more...

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Leopard attacks on humans on rise in Himachal


March 1st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 1 (IANS) Leopard attacks on humans are on the rise in several districts of Himachal Pradesh due to the depleting forest cover and shortage of prey in the ... Read more...

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Four leopard skins seized in Himachal


February 26th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) Four people were arrested in Himachal Pradesh Friday after police seized four leopard skins from them. The men, who belonged to the state's Sirmaur district, were arrested from Solan ... Read more...

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Environmentalist raise concern over threat to wild buffaloes


February 10th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Wild life activists and environmental groups have expressed concern over the increased threat to the wild buffalo, which is listed as an endangered species.Recently, West Bengal ... Read more...

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SAARC delegation visits Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan


October 21st, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
By PrashantSariska (Rajasthan), Oct.21 (ANI): A team of ministers and officials of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations is on a visit to the famed Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Wildlife activists cry foul over Goa report on tiger poaching


September 13th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) Wildlife activists in Goa are incensed over a government report into a tiger poaching incident in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in February that states that the killed animal ... Read more...

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Rare Indian lion cubs born in London zoo


August 15th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) London Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first Asiatic lion cubs in a decade, and the feisty little animals are proving to be a major draw. The cubs ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s endangered stag population on the rise


April 24th, 2009 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) There is good news from Jammu and Kashmir - an increase in the population of the endangered stag called hangul. According to a census conducted by the state wildlife ... Read more...

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16 jailed for five years for poaching lions in Gujarat


February 26th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Gujarat court Thursday sentenced seven women and nine men to five years in jail for poaching the rare Asiatic lion that has its last home in the ... Read more...

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Eight leopard skins seized in Himachal Pradesh


February 14th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Four people were arrested from a Himachal Pradesh village near here and eight leopard skins were seized from them, police said Saturday.Police sources said the accused belonged to ... Read more...

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Vulture population on rise at Jim Corbett national park


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibhav Porav Jim Corbett (Uttarakhand), Jan.22 (ANI): Forest experts at Jim Corbett national park in Uttarakhand are delighted over the rising number of vultures in the region. This was indicated by ... Read more...

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