natural habitat

Six turtles seized from Odisha hospital pool, one held


September 5th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) Forest officials seized six fresh water turtles from the premises of a private hospital in Odisha and arrested one person for illegally confining the amphibians, an ... Read more...

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Odisha releases captured leopard after protests


August 8th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) After coming under criticism from wild life activists, authorities in Odisha Wednesday released a leopard into the wild, a month after it was captured by officials ... Read more...

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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...

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McCartney raises voice to save baby elephant in India (With Image)


July 26th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Former Beatle Paul McCartney took a break from his London Olympics performance rehearsal for Sunder, a baby elephant who has been beaten and is kept ... Read more...

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Piranha attack in China leads hunt for fish


July 12th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) Chinese authorities have launched a massive hunt for piranhas, the flesh-eating fish, which attacked at least two people recently in a river.Authorities are offering 1,000 yuan ... Read more...

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Centre to fund 90 percent of Project Tiger in northeast


May 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) The Central government has increased its share of funding from the existing 50 percent to 90 percent for northeastern states under the Project Tiger scheme.This was ... Read more...

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220 turtles found on Mumbai-bound train


May 21st, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) A huge cache of rare turtles stuffed in two bags was discovered by Government Railway Police (GRP) on board the Mumbai-bound Pushpak Express.The turtles, aged between ... Read more...

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Bihar village dreams big for its peacocks!


May 15th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madhopur (Bihar), May 15 (IANS) A wave of excitement has swept Bihar's Madhopur-Gobind village, home to around 500 peacocks. For years, people here have proudly co-existed with the national bird, ... Read more...

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Latvian Police search for escaped bear


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Riga, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Latvian Police were searching for a bear that ran away from a sanctuary in the country's northeastern Vidzeme region Sunday.This is not the first time ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kashmir officials start radio collaring of leopards


March 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) Wildlife protection officials at the Dachigam National Park near Srinagar Monday started radio collaring of leopards to understand the home range and behavioural patterns of leopards ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Piranhas attack bathers in Brazil


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brasilia, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of bathers were attacked by piranhas in South Brazil. Reports say about 20 of the victims had various wounds on parts of their bodies after ... Read more...

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Boycott zoos, urge Mahima, Gulshan


February 15th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Bollywood's bad man Gulshan Grover and actress Mahima Chowdhary have urged people to help free animals from zoos, where they lead a caged and restricted ... Read more...

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Pandas sent to the wild in China


January 12th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) China has begun sending pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in Sichuan Province in a bid to rebuild the depleted population of giant pandas ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Male spiders eavesdrop to beat rivals


January 8th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Male spiders often eavesdrop on their rivals, using their 'secrets' to steal their mate, behaviour which is not uncommon in human society.As male wolf spiders go ... Read more...

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Leopard caught in Srinagar


December 24th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 24 (IANS) Fear gripped a densely-populated part of Srinagar Saturday after a leopard made a dramatic appearance. It was caged after it was tranquilized.The wildlife department sent experts ... Read more...

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US limits use of chimpanzees in medical research


December 16th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The US announced Thursday that it will sharply restrict the use of chimpanzees in future publicly funded invasive medical research and plans to review current projects ... Read more...

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Farming vital for endangered species


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Agriculture is vital for the survival of endangered species in the developing world many of which use farmland to supplement their natural habitat.Many species, rather 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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Piranhas attack beach-goers in Brazil


September 27th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rio de Janeiro, Sept 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dozens of beach-goers in Brazil were taken to the hospital and treated for various injuries when they were attacked by several piranhas in the last ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Happy Feet Penguin seems to be heading the wrong way


September 6th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Sept 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are keenly following the movement of the famous penguin Happy Feet. The animal was released into the Atlantic Ocean officials at the Wellington Zoo cared for ... Read more...

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170 canaries seized from bus in Colombia


August 30th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Colombian police have seized 170 canaries which are highly prized for their singing. The birds were being transported in boxes in a bus traveling along a ... Read more...

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Tips to boost tiger numbers ignored, says ecologist


July 19th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Key recommendations of a task force appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to boost tiger numbers have not been implemented, environmentalist Madhav Gadgil, a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to relocate 200 elephants for CWG


July 7th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka will relocate over 200 wild elephants to develop a new airport and massive games city in the south of the country in a bid ... Read more...

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Captivity upsets chimps’ mental health


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Captive chimpanzees often show abnormalities, some of which could be compared to mental illness in humans. These include self-mutilation, repetitive rocking, as well as the eating ... Read more...

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UAE releases 100 bustards in Uzbekistan


June 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has released 100 captive-bred Houbara Bustards into the wild in Uzbekistan as part of a wildlife programme.The Emirates Centre for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mother duck lays eggs at ‘Chick-fil-A’ drive-thru


April 8th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Jersey, April 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A duck has chosen to lay its eggs in a landscaping near a Chick-fil-A drive-thru in New Jersey. Witnesses suspect that the animal had been hiding ... Read more...

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Goa orders moratorium on diversion of forest land


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) The Goa forest department Wednesday ordered a moratorium on conversion of forest area after the opposition said that more than 50,000 trees had been felled to ... Read more...

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Deforestation forcing Goa bisons into villages: Opposition


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Over 58,000 trees were felled in Goa in the past four years to make way for mining, forcing the state animal gaur - or the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tigress found dead in Ranthambore National Park


February 9th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 9 (IANS) A tigress was found dead in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, an official said Wednesday."We found the tigress dead this (Wednesday) morning in Kundera range. ... Read more...

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Stray leopard spreads chaos in Thane


February 6th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Thane, Feb 6 (ANI): The sighting of a leopard spread panic among Thane District residents on Saturday.Residents immediately informed the police about the leopard's presence, and they arrived at the spot along ... Read more...

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Migratory birds feel at home in Keetham Lake


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Jan 23 (ANI): The favourable winter climate of tropical India attracts thousands of birds from different parts of the globe to Keetham Lake, which is located near Uttar Pradesh's Agra city.Amit ... Read more...

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Elusive wildcat species believed extinct, spotted


January 17th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) One of the world's most elusive wildcats, believed extinct after 2003, has been spotted in pictures from camera traps. The Bornean Bay Cat, similar in size to a ... Read more...

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‘Biggest Ever’ fox caught in Britain


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A massive fox is believed to be the biggest ever was caught in Britain.The animal weighed a massive 26 pounds and it is almost the ... Read more...

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Forest rangers capture wild elephant calf in Jalpaiguri


December 31st, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarJalpaiguri (West Bengal), Dec.31 (ANI): Forest Rangers of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary captured a two-year-old male elephant calf from the vicinity of Madarihat village in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District.The elephant calf ... Read more...

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Students campaign to save tigers in Coimbatore


December 17th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Dec. 17 (ANI): Over 2000 students took part in a campaign to save the tiger here on Thursday.They dressed themselves up in tiger skin outfits, carried placards, banners and ... Read more...

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