national parks and wildlife

Surfer Stephen King has a lucky escape from shark attack

December 12th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A surfer believes he is the “luckiest” person in the world after a shark missed him just barely. Stephen King of NSW was left with only minor ... Read more...

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Tiger reserves in Maoist areas ailing, says report

July 28th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Five tiger reserves in the country which fall in the Maoist-affected "Red Corridor" are suffering from a lack of effective management and poor morale among ... Read more...

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Conservation efforts help increase Nepal’s rhino population

April 26th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Chitwan (Nepal), Apr 26 (ANI):The population of one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) has increased in Nepal, according to the country's National Rhino Census.The census showed there are 534 rhinos in Nepal, marking an ... Read more...

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Climate change hitting forests, says Dhumal

April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Many trees are dying in Himachal Pradesh forests due to change in climatic conditions, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Friday.Due to climatic, edaphic and ... Read more...

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Gujarat imposes curbs on mining close to sanctuaries

February 10th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) There will be no mining or industrial activity in a one kilometre area from the boundary of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the Gujarat High Court has been ... Read more...

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No ousting tribals from national parks, states told

August 26th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Objecting to displacement of the Scheduled Tribes populations from the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the tribal affairs ministry has directed as many as nine states to ... Read more...

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Over 17,000 hectares of national parks encroached: Ramesh

August 19th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Over 17,000 hectares of land belonging to national parks and wildlife sanctuaries has been encroached upon, parliament was informed Wednesday. "There have been reports of encroachment in some ... Read more...

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Police raid nudist beach in Sydney over illegal behaviour

February 22nd, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 22 (ANI): A nudist beach in Sydney, Australia, was recently raided by police following community concerns over illegal behaviour.When police and National Parks and Wildlife officers arrived at Little ... Read more...

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PETA welcomes Central Zoo Authority ban on tuskers in zoos

November 16th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Monday announced an award for the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) for its ban on keeping elephants in zoos ... Read more...

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Malay woman breastfeeds baby ape like human child!

August 1st, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 1 (ANI): A Malay woman is said to have breastfed and reared a baby ape like a human child.According to the Harian Metro, the story came to light when ... 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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Haryana to create eco-sensitive zones near sanctuaries

July 4th, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Giving a boost to its forestry and wildlife, Haryana is all set to declare the distance of up to 5,000 metres surrounding its major national parks and wildlife ... Read more...

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3 national park directors transferred over disappearance of tigers

May 21st, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Taking serious note of the decline in number of tigers in the state, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has transferred field directors of the Kanha, Panna ... Read more...

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Nepal tries to solve mystery of missing gharials

February 10th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 10 (IANS) In 2005, nearly 700 gharials, members of the crocodile family, were released in the Narayani and other major rivers of Nepal to boost the population of an endangered ... Read more...

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Extinct rat rediscovered in Australia

October 14th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) The desert rat, a small mammal classified as "presumed extinct" since 1857, has been spotted in New South Wales' (NSW) Sturt National Park.University of North South Wales (UNSW) ... Read more...

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Rare one-horned rhino on a rebound in Nepal

March 28th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 28 (ANI): A nationwide government census in Nepal has found out that the numbers of the rare one-horned Indian rhinoceros are increasing in the country.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Fluctuation in wildlife population natural phenomenon, says Central Govt.

February 28th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): The Central Government has said that the fluctuation in the population of wildlife is a natural phenomenon.There are no reports to indicate a continuous sharp decline ... Read more...

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