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Nepal’s tiger numbers up


July 29th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Nepal Sunday reported an increase in the number of its tigers.According to the latest census report released on the occasion of World Tiger Day Sunday, Nepal ... Read more...

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Survey confirms tiger presence in Mizoram’s Dampa reserve


April 25th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) In a significant development, a team of wildlife researchers has, after a scientific survey, confirmed the presence of tigers in the Dampa reserve in ... Read more...

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Conservation meets traditional art - with corporate help (With Images)


April 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Conservation and wildlife are meeting the arts and traditional crafts of India to spread a powerful green message in the country. And the movement is ... Read more...

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Assam’s one-horned rhino population rises by 250


April 9th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.The last ... Read more...

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UN to observe Earth Hour


March 31st, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN will observe Earth Hour Saturday by turning off the lights for one hour at its facilities around the world.The world body, headquartered in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to observe Earth Hour


March 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official said ... Read more...

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Rhino census to be held in Assam from March 15


February 28th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) A census of Assam's world famous one-horned rhinos will be undertaken from March 15, a forest department official said Tuesday. The 2009 census had put the ... Read more...

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Four Kaziranga rhinos to be released in Manas


February 19th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) officials Sunday started the process of trans-locating four one-horned rhinos from Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to the state's Manas National Park ... Read more...

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Rhino poaching surge in South Africa


January 13th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 13 (IANS) Despite increased law enforcement efforts, rhino poaching accelerated in South Africa last year, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Thursday.The country lost 448 rhinos ... Read more...

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Gangetic river dolphins on road to recovery?


November 11th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 11 (IANS) In great news for environmentalists and nature lovers, the population of the endangered Gangetic river dolphin has grown to 223 from about 175 last year at ... Read more...

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Amritsar to join Green Pilgrim Cities movement


October 28th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar in India will join the Green Pilgrim Cities Network aimed at greening pilgrimage to be launched in Assisi, Italy, from ... Read more...

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Bhutan joins regional campaign to save Himalayas


September 28th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Bhutan has joined a regional campaign which aims to raise awareness about the vulnerability of the Himalayan ecosystem and encourage responsible tourism, an NGO said.The ... Read more...

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Bihar task force report on Ganga dolphins soon


July 20th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) A task force for conservation of the endangered Ganga river dolphins is expected to submit its report in the next five-six months, officials said ... Read more...

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WWF’s Adopt a Tree Campaign to start July 4


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) would kickstart its annual Adopt a Tree Campaign July 4 with active participation from various institutions, corporate houses, ... Read more...

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Report: 88 percent of logging in Indonesia is illegal


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) on Wednesday said that a Greenpeace report showed that up to 88 percent of Indonesia's logging activity is illegal, greatly affecting the ... Read more...

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Bihar to set up dolphin conservation task force


April 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Bihar has decided to set up a task force for conservation of the endangered Gangetic river dolphins, an official said Thursday.Mithilesh Kumar, member secretary ... Read more...

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India observes Earth Hour but partially (Roundup)


March 27th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Displaying concern towards the environment, people in India along with those in 131 other countries switched off lights for an hour Saturday to observe ... Read more...

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Delhi set to turn off lights for Earth Hour


March 26th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan will do it, will you? Many Delhiites are set to turn off the lights and observe Earth Hour Saturday evening, with last ... Read more...

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Delhi braces for Earth Hour Saturday


March 25th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Delhiites plan to throng the India Gate lawns Saturday to observe the third edition of Earth Hour along with the cause ambassador and Bollywood ... Read more...

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Taj group to take steps beyond Earth hour


March 25th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 25 (IANS) While taking part in the global Earth Hour event Saturday, hospitality major Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces plans to go beyond it by engaging its staff ... Read more...

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Over 4,000 cities to turn off lights during Earth Hour


March 25th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 4,000 cities - including New Delhi and Mumbai - from 131 countries will turn off their lights during the global Earth Hour event Saturday, ... Read more...

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Militants release WWF volunteers in Assam


February 17th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Three volunteers of environmental group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), who had been kidnapped by militants in Assam Feb 6, were released from captivity Thursday, police said.A ... Read more...

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Militants kidnap six WWF officials from Manas Tiger Reserve


February 7th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 7 (IANS) Heavily armed militants kidnapped six officials, including three women, of international conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) from the famed Manas National Park in Assam, officials ... Read more...

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‘Global warming likely to bring more floods, droughts in Pak’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 1(ANI): The recent floods in Pakistan were due to global warming and a change in extreme weather conditions, which may cause more floods and droughts in the country in future, ... Read more...

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Save Tiger art work by Indian kids showcased in Indonesia


August 24th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Twenty paintings by students of Global Art India aged between 5-15 years on the theme 'Save Tiger 1411' were displayed at the Second Ministerial Conference held at Bali ... Read more...

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Who wants to be a Chinese ‘pambassador’?


August 20th, 2010 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) China has launched a global campaign to select six "pambassadors" - people who would have the privilege of spending a whole month looking after and learning more about ... Read more...

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Sniffer dogs to curb wildlife crime


July 30th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Dogs, specially trained to sniff out illegal wildlife products like tiger skins and bones, joined the forest departments of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand Friday. The dogs ... Read more...

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World’s largest freshwater fish faces extinction threat


July 29th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The survival of some of the world's largest freshwater fish - including a giant catfish - is threatened by a series of hydro-power dams planned for the Mekong ... Read more...

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13 nations pledge to double tiger population by 2022


July 14th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bali Island (Indonesia), July 14 (DPA) Thirteen nations, including India, Wednesday agreed to step up their conservation efforts with the aim of doubling the wild tiger population by 2022, officials said. Officials and ... Read more...

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Leonardo DiCaprio to play roaring new role in Nepal


July 13th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) You could call it a new action story starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by WWF! The Hollywood star is playing a new role - spearheading ... Read more...

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‘Scrap subsidies on petroleum, coal-based energy resources’


June 20th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Leading industrialist Jamshyd Godrej has called for a paradigm shift in India's approach vis-a-vis tax and subsidy structures related to petroleum and coal-based energy resources. Speaking to IANS ... 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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Three Ganga dolphins found dead in Patna


April 29th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 29 (IANS) Suspected poachers killed three Ganga dolphins, an endangered species, on the banks of the Ganga river here, police said Thursday. The dolphins were found dead near Keshavrai Ghat here. ... Read more...

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Greens to have exclusive Internet domain name


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Very soon, the global green community will have its very own domain name on the Internet, according to the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). The Internet Corporation for ... Read more...

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