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Armadillo to be 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot


September 12th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) A rare species of armadillo is set to be the official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.World football's governing body FIFA ... Read more...

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Cow urine products from India seized in Britain


August 17th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Herbal remedies and massage oils containing cow urine, poisonous plants, goat meat and ground tiger claws that were smuggled from India have been seized by border ... 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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Endangered Chinese alligators’ population rising


April 19th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Following efforts to support their survival, the critically endangered Chinese alligators living in the wild have witnessed a rise in population over the past few years.Anhui ... Read more...

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UAE launches wildlife conservation project


April 15th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 14 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has launched a project to protect the wildlife and the fragile ecosystem of the Jebel Hafit mountain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.The ... 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 |

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...

Posted in Environment |

Now dogs to the rescue of Kaziranga rhinos


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Humble dogs have come to the rescue of the famed one-horned rhinoceros in Assam's Kaziranga National Park.The authorities at the park, located about 240 km from ... Read more...

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Red sanders en route to China seized in Himachal


December 9th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 9 (IANS) Over 15 tonnes of banned red sanders wood was seized from upper Shimla while being smuggled to China, police said here Friday. Three people have been ... 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...

Posted in Environment |

Villagers take lessons in saving Kashmir’s rare deer


November 27th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) Alarmed by the dwindling numbers of the red deer sub-species known locally as the 'Hangul' found in the world only in Kashmir, the local agricultural university ... Read more...

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Moratorium on new projects in coastal Maharashtra extended


October 31st, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The union environment ministry has extended till December 2011 the moratorium on considering new projects in Maharashtra's coastal Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, officials said Monday.However, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Punjab, Pakistan to exchange wildlife


September 25th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to start an exchange programme with wildlife sanctuaries in Pakistan, a minister said here Sunday."Under this unique friendship promotion programme, birds ... Read more...

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Himachal man held for smuggling pashmina


September 8th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh resident was arrested Wednesday for smuggling prized pashmina wool from across the China border, police said.Two trucks laden with over 9,000 kg of ... Read more...

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Smuggled pashmina wool seized in Himachal


September 6th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 6 (IANS) Two truckloads of prized pashmina wool have been seized in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, close to the China border, police said Tuesday.Over 5,000 kg of ... Read more...

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Noida farmers say construction has spoilt environment


August 4th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 3 (IANS) Early resolution of the Noida Extension tangle has run into rough weather with farmers raising environmental issues. They allege the unplanned construction has led to ... Read more...

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Kashmir village panchayat resigns


July 5th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 5 (IANS) Recently-elected panchayat members of a Jammu and Kashmir village resigned Tuesday fearing an attack by the wildlife mafia, the sarpanch said.The village, Poishana, is located in ... Read more...

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China starts panda census


June 28th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China has started its once-a-decade census of the endangered giant panda, according to forest authorities in Sichuan province, a major habitat of the rare species.The census ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bridge on Hindon river a disaster, say activists


June 1st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 1 (IANS) Calling the proposed third bridge over Hindon river here an "environmental disaster", activists have pointed out that the artificial embankment erected for it could be damaged ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nearly 1500 turles seized in Bihar


February 14th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) Bihar Police seized nearly 1,500 turtles Monday in Gaya district and arrested two people, who were part of a gang smuggling rare turtles, an official said.Acting on a ... Read more...

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Kaziranga National Park attracts tourists


January 21st, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Golaghat/Nagaon (Assam), Jan.21 (ANI): Assam's Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is seeing a huge influx of tourists, domestic as well as foreign, suggesting that the militant threat in the area is on the wane.It ... Read more...

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Nainital Zoo authorities take steps to protect animals from cold


January 19th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Jan 19 (ANI): As the temperature dipped across the country, animals in the Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo in Nainital are being given proteins and mineral in their diet by authorities ... Read more...

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Moratorium on new projects in coastal Maharashtra extended


January 10th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday extended the moratorium on considering new projects in coastal Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra till June 2011, officials said Monday. However, the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Migratory birds arrive in Harike Bird Sanctuary


January 9th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Harike (Punjab), Jan.9 (ANI): Migratory birds have arrived at the world famous Harike Bird wetland-cum-sanctuary, and are expected to remain till the month of March. They include geese and Siberian cranes.Spread over ... Read more...

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Private participation sought in promoting ayurveda


December 27th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Food Processing Industries Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Monday called for increased participation from the private sector in the growth and development of ayurveda as an alternative system of ... Read more...

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Bombs Traced Back To WWII Found On Galapagos Islands


October 29th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Fishermen have recovered more than a dozen bombs that can be traced back to the World War II. The government officials revealed the news ... Read more...

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New bat species that look like Star Wars’ Yoda have been discovered


October 8th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A new species of tube-nosed bat was discovered which resembles with Star Wars Jedi Master Yoda. The bat was found in remote rainforest area of a region of Papua New Guinea.Apart from ... Read more...

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Police seize bribe money in rare wood smuggling case


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Police have recovered the graft money that an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer in Himachal Pradesh allegedly received to help the smuggling of banned red sanders wood ... Read more...

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Seized red sanders wood was en route to China


August 27th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Police has found that the banned red sanders wood seized close to the international border wes being smuggled to China, an official said Friday. Two ... Read more...

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No environmental bar to projects cleared in Konkan


August 26th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Environmental clearance already granted to projects in the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of coastal Maharashtra will continue to be in force, despite the four-month moratorium imposed for giving ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rare Yellow Lobster Spotted In Rhode Island Waters


August 1st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Providence, Aug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man named Denny Ingram from the town of Providence in Rhode Island came across a rare species of lobster while he was searching the ... Read more...

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Authorities to protect coral reef in Tamil Nadu’s Gulf of Mannar


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu), July 23 (ANI): Authorities at the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park (GMMNP) in the Indian Ocean, situated on the Tamil Nadu Coast, will set up sea buoys to ... Read more...

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1,000-year-old sea creatures found


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Canadian and Spanish scientists have discovered rare species of marine life, with some creatures more than 1,000 years old. According to the scientists, these creatures found off the coast ... Read more...

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40 young rare cobras killed in West Bengal village


July 12th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
North Dinajpur (West Bengal), July 12 (ANI): Residents of Hemtabad village in West Bengal's North Dinajpur District have claimed that they have killed around 40 young rare cobras.The little cobras were found ... Read more...

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President’s help sought to free kidnapped Maharashtra official


June 8th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, June 7 (IANS) The Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) has urged President Pratibha Patil to take up the issue of release of a Maharashtra forest officer kidnapped in Arunachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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