migratory birds

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...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese scientists research largest freshwater lake


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Chinese scientists have started a research programme on the country's largest freshwater lake in a bid to strengthen economic development in the region, Xinhua reported Friday.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Area around Keoladeo National Park declared ’silent zone’


July 20th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has declared the area surrounding the Keoladeo National Park as a 'silent zone' to provide a serene habitat to the park's birds, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Migratory storks’ early arrival raises monsoon hopes (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bharatpur, May 28 (IANS) Migratory storks arriving at the Bharatpur bird sanctuary in Rajasthan's Keoladeo National Park have raised hopes of an early monsoon this year.While the stork is the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Apex court to hear plea on Jaipur lake


May 24th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Friday hear a petition challenging the Rajasthan High Court's order declaring as "illegal and void" a 99-year lease agreement for ... 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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Dubai to observe World Migratory Bird Day


May 11th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 10 (IANS/WAM) The environment department of the Dubai Municipality in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will mark World Migratory Bird Day May 12-13.This year's theme is "Migratory Birds ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Japan experts to conduct study on Chilika lake dolphins


March 13th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 13 (IANS) A team of scientists from Japan Tuesday began studying the underwater behaviour of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin in the world-famous Chilika lake, a senior state official ... Read more...

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Mushroom path for eco-conservation


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) Mushrooms seems to be helping in ecological conservation at Assam's Deepor Beel. Guwahati based NGO Eco Concept has come forward to help the people living on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Europe freeze extends India sojourn of migratory birds


February 16th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanpur (Haryana), Feb 16 (IANS) Migratory birds from Europe and Siberia landed at the Sultanpur National Park in September as usual, but are expected to stay around for longer this ... Read more...

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50 migratory birds found dead in China


February 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) More than 50 migratory birds have been found dead at a wetland in China, a media report said.The birds were discovered earlier this week in Wuhan, ... Read more...

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Microchip to help track Shanghai’s endangered animals


February 11th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 11 (IANS) Over 700 endangered animals kept in parks, zoos and by acrobatic groups here will soon get a microchip planted to track their numbers and living conditions.Data ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Himachal to count its feathered guests this month


January 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is going to hold a unique event - a race to spot and count feathered guests at the Pong dam wetlands in the Kangra ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dolphin population in Chilika declines


January 19th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) The population of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Odisha's Chilika Lake has declined to 145 in 2012 from last year's 156, officials said Wednesday.The finding was based ... Read more...

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Delhi’s migratory birds take hit as wetlands shrink


January 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The declining number of migratory birds in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has been perturbing bird watching circles who blame it on loss ... Read more...

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La Nina may trigger flu pandemics: Study


January 17th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Influenza pandemics that caused death and illness worldwide in the past were preceded by La Nina conditions in the equatorial Pacific, a study has found.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kashmir arranges free lunches for migratory birds (With Images)


January 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hokarsar Wetland Reserve (Srinagar), Jan 13 (IANS) The water surface in this wetland reserve in Jammu and Kashmir has frozen, but thousands of migratory birds flocking it will not find ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bird flu: Odisha begins culling poultry birds


January 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (IANS) Veterinarians and state officials Thursday began culling poultry birds in parts of Odisha's Khordha district after bird flu was detected in the area.District Collector Roopa Mishra ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Odisha orders poultry cull after detection of bird flu


January 11th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) Odisha Wednesday decided to cull poultry in at least 18 villages of its Khordha district after bird flu was detected in the area, an official said."The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Odisha alerts officials after test confirms bird flu


January 9th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) Odisha has alerted all its district authorities in view of the detection of a bird flu case in the state, an official said Monday."The government sent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Winter birds flock to Shivpuri (With Images)


January 4th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 4 (IANS) From across the country and beyond, a wide variety of birds, some of them exotic, have descended on one of India's oldest national parks ... Read more...

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Kashmir in deep freeze, Leh records minus 18


December 31st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) As scores of tourists arrived in picturesque Kashmir to usher in the new year, the temperatures continued their free fall with Jammu and Kashmir summer capital ... Read more...

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Wetland near Jammu set to come on eco-tourism map


December 27th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) Thousands of migratory birds are flocking to the Gharana reserve near here that is set to become another addition in the tourism map of Jammu and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tagged birds return to Pong wetlands from China


December 27th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 27 (IANS) It was an experiment that worked. Four migratory birds in the Kangra Valley's Pong wetland, which were tagged with global positioning system (GPS) ... Read more...

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Freezing wetlands force migratory birds to move out


December 20th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 20 (IANS) Part of world famous Hokesar wetland in Kashmir has frozen due to sub-zero temperature, forcing thousands of migratory birds to move out to the wetlands in ... Read more...

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Migratory birds declining, government monitoring habitat


November 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The population of endangered migratory bird species is either decreasing or stable, but the central government is working to protect them during their sojourn, says ... Read more...

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With 40,000 winged visitors, Pong wetlands a tiny paradise


November 29th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Pong Dam (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 29 (IANS) The Pong dam wetlands are playing home to an estimated 40,000 migratory birds right now, once again turning into a paradise for the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kashmir cackles with 600,000 winged visitors (Feature)


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hokarsar Bird Reserve (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 23 (IANS) This premier wetland in Srinagar is in the prime of its beauty these days -- it is host to more than ... Read more...

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Green panels protest construction in Greater Noida wetlands


November 15th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Nov 15 (IANS) Acting on the directions of the environment ministry, a joint team of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Tuesday inspected the ... Read more...

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over 10,000 migratory birds reach Orissa national park


October 27th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 10,000 migratory birds from places as far as Siberia and Iraq have arrived in the Bhitarkanika National Park in Orissa's Kendrapara district, an official ... Read more...

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Snails rode over birds to cross continents?


September 15th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Like humans use aeroplanes for flying, snails may have ridden over shorebirds or stuck to their legs to cross Central America twice in the past million ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gandhi’s Tolstoy Farm interpreted on canvas (With Images)


April 28th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Tolstoy Farm set up by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa as a model of community living is the theme of at least 50 visual ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mumbai to host flamingo festival


April 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) In order to create awareness about winged visitors and the danger posed to wetlands by encroachments and dumping of debris, the Bombay Natural History Society ... Read more...

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