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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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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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Zambian emeralds sparkle in Indian jewellery


July 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Deep coloured emeralds from Zambia will sparkle at a special jewellery collection for India - to be unveiled by Bollywoood diva Madhuri Dixit this week ... Read more...

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Signals from a ruddy shelduck in Pong wetlands


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 23 (IANS) It's a very special ruddy shelduck. In the Pong wetlands, it is chirping, flapping its wings and sending out crucial information on its whereabouts to scientists ... Read more...

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Forest clearance for SAIL Chiria iron mines in Jharkhand


February 9th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday permitted the diversion of forest land for the Steel Authority of India's Chiria iron ore mines in Jharkhand after imposing 13 conditions.The ... Read more...

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Now GPS to monitor winged visitors to Himachal


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The bar-headed goose, the ruddy shell duck and the mallard, all winter visitors to Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, are about to find themselves tailed - ... Read more...

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How leatherbacks make epic voyages in straight lines


January 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) The leatherback turtles use vision -- relying on the position of the stars and sun -- and a sense of the earth's magnetic field to steer their way ... Read more...

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Epic ocean-spanning journeys of gigantic leatherback turtles revealed


January 5th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Using satellite tracking, a groundbreaking research has revealed the epic ocean-spanning journeys of the gigantic leatherback turtle in the South Atlantic.Experts at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation ... Read more...

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Why bird flu didn’t become a pandemic


September 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that why irrespective of the 2005 outbreak of the H5N1 'bird flu' virus in South East Asia, it didn't' turn into a pandemic. ... Read more...

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Feeding birds can change their evolutionary future


December 4th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): A new research has suggested that feeding birds can have profound effects on their evolutionary future, and those changes can be seen in the very near term.The ... Read more...

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Birds can tweak their evolutionary fate by feeding


December 4th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Birds can tweak their evolution with the seemingly innocent pastime of feeding, says a new study. For instance, this feeding habit became instrumental in splitting a single population ... Read more...

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Wildlife declining in Kenya’s national parks at same rate as outside areas


July 8th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has indicated that long-term declines of elephants, giraffe, impala and other animals in Kenya are occurring at the same rates within the country's national parks ... Read more...

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Humans responsible for wiping out world’s mass migrations


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new research has indicated that human activities have played a large part in wiping out the world's mass migrations.The researchers determined that all of the world's large-scale ... Read more...

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Forensic artist re-constructs face of first European


May 4th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A forensic artist has reconstructed the face of the first anatomically-modern human to live in Europe, who inhabited the ancient forests of the Carpathian Mountains in what is ... Read more...

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