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Now, tigers and leopards targeted by Maoists


September 12th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) Pushed to a corner after "Operation Biswas", a police drive to contain Maoists, the rebels have now struck upon a new strategy to collect funds, police ... Read more...

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Bihar to celeberate Dolphin Day


September 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) After initiating steps to conserve the Gangetic river dolphin, Bihar will celebrate Oct 5 as Dolphin Day to create awareness to save the endangered species that ... Read more...

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Rhino killed in Assam park


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) A one-horned rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat district when a forest guard fired at it in self defence, an official said ... Read more...

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Saving tiger, tourism can go on together: Sahay


July 29th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Saturday said a roadmap will be chalked out so that both tourism and conservation of tigers can be carried out ... Read more...

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It takes a thief to catch a thief!


July 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Some people are very good at spotting deception... liars themselves.In a speaking test, liars were able to spot other liars far more accurately than people who ... Read more...

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Five poachers arrested in Rajasthan


July 26th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 26 (IANS) Five poachers were arrested in Rajastan's Nagaur district Thursday and remains of at least two chinkaras (Indian gazelle) recovered from them, police said.According to the police, ... Read more...

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Gorilla duo dismantles poachers’ trap


July 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Two young mountain gorillas were spotted dismantling a poacher's trap that had killed one of their own companions.Staff at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in ... Read more...

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Nearly 300 rhinos killed in South Africa this year


July 19th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 19 (IANS) A total of 281 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, and 176 people arrested for the killings, state-run news agency SA News reported.According ... Read more...

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Indian-American jeweller pleads guilty to illegal ivory sales?


July 13th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 13 (IANS) Two New York jewellers, one of them an Indian-American, have pleaded guilty to charges of selling and offering for sale illegal elephant ivory with a ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino poached in Assam


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Forest officials of Kaziranga National Park have recovered a carcass of a one-horned rhino from neighbouring hills in Assam's Karbi Anglong district.The horn of the rhino ... Read more...

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‘Gandhigiri’ to protect tigers in Maharashtra (With Images)


July 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), July 1 (IANS) Alarmed at the rise in tiger poaching, wildlife lover Bandu Dhotre will start a fast unto death in Nagpur from Monday to seek protection for ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Park rangers work non-stop to safeguard wildlife


June 29th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) Forest officials in most rhino habitats in Assam have been working through the night to save wildlife severely affected after flood waters submerged vast areas of ... Read more...

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Kenya seizes Nigeria-bound 600 kg illegal ivory


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 23 (IANS) Kenyan authorities have intercepted a Nigeria-bound cargo carrying illegal ivory weighing over 600 kg.The illegal raw ivory was seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by ... Read more...

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Four arrested for poaching peacocks in Rajasthan


June 17th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 17 (IANS) Four men were arrested for poaching peacocks in Rajasthan's Jalore district Sunday, police said.According to the police, the poaching took place in Bhanwarni area of the ... Read more...

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Forest guards, cops foil poaching attempt in Assam


June 1st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) A joint team of police and forest guards late Thursday night foiled an attempt by poachers to kill one-horned rhinos in Assam's Pabitora wildlife sanctuary, forest ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino killed in Assam


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A one-horned rhino is suspected to have been poached in Assam's Manas National Park, official sources said Wednesday.Forest guards recovered the carcass of the full ... Read more...

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220 rhinos killed in South Africa this year


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 23 (IANS) At least 220 endangered rhinos were killed by poachers for their horns in South Africa since the beginning of this year, authorities said.Among the slaughtered rhinos, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to deploy 500 armed guards against tiger poaching


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Alarmed by the deaths of two tigers in Maharashtra forest reserves, state Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam Tuesday said that over 500 armed guards will be recruited ... Read more...

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Four elephant carcasses found in park


May 7th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) Poachers have struck again in Odisha's Simlipal National Park with carcasses of four more elephants, apparently poisoned, recovered from the reserve, officials said Monday.The incident has ... Read more...

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Boxing coach held with 3 leopard skins


May 5th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A 22-year-old boxing coach from Himachal Pradesh who along with his associates allegedly killed more than 10 leopards for their skin in the last five ... Read more...

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Vietnamese fishermen held in Philippines


April 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Manila, April 25 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines Wednesday arrested 12 Vietnamese fishermen on charges of poaching endangered marine turtles and black coral in Philippine waters, Xinhua reported.The Philippine Coast ... Read more...

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Helicopter-borne poachers kill 22 elephants in Congo


April 25th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) In a brazen attack carried out by helicopter-borne poachers, a herd of 22 elephants were killed and their tusks and genitals hacked off at a national ... Read more...

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E-eye to keep a tab on tigers in Corbett


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) With poachers posing a massive threat to tigers in India, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has launched a pilot project in Uttarakhand's Corbett National ... Read more...

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Asia’s first dolphin research centre to come up in Bihar


April 15th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 15 (IANS) With only about 2,000 Gangetic river dolphins left in India, down from tens of thousands just a few decades ago, the Bihar government is planning to ... Read more...

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Three rhinos found dead in Kenyan national park


April 15th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 15 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Kenya have found old skulls and bones of three rhinos in the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park, about 120 km southwest ... Read more...

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Rhino poached in Kaziranga National Park


April 12th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Forest officials of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) have recovered the body of a rhino from Bagori forest range of the National Park Wednesday. The rhino's ... Read more...

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Shahtoosh: Can the prized industry be revived again?


April 9th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Shahtoosh, the very very name signifies royalty and kingship, a Farsi word meaning 'King of Wools'. And each shawl, delicate and ethereal, costs hundreds of ... Read more...

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Gujarat declines to shift its Asiatic lions to Madhya Pradesh


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Gujarat Monday told the Supreme Court that it could not consent to the shifting of its Asiatic lions from Gir forests to Kunopal sanctuary in ... Read more...

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Two leopards found dead in UP


March 26th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) Two leopards were found dead in the jungles of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district, officials said Monday.According to forest officials, the post-mortem report of the wild cats ... Read more...

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Assam wildlife group protests removal of rhino’s horn


March 25th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) An Assam-based wildlife conservation group has questioned the legality behind the Assam forest department's recent move of 'dehorning' a one-horned rhino."Nature's Beckon", a leading wildlife conservation ... Read more...

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Panther poaching in Sariska has Rajasthan worried, probe ordered


March 9th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 9 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Friday ordered an enquiry into the poaching of a panther in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district here, officials said.The body of ... Read more...

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Rhino killed in South Africa


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 3 (IANS) A rhinoceros was killed and two others were critically injured after poachers struck at a game farm in South Africa, authorities said.Despite an intensified crackdown, ... Read more...

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Rhino poaching continues unabated in South Africa


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 2 (IANS) Despite an intensified crackdown, rhino poaching continued unabated in South Africa, authorities said Friday.In the latest attack, a rhino was killed and two others were ... 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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A sheep farm vs Kashmir’s dwindling Hanguls (With Images)


February 28th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Dachigam National Park (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 28 (IANS) It is Kashmir's pride, but its numbers have been dwindling rapidly over the years and stands at just over 200. Besides ... Read more...

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