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100 threatened animals, plants face extinction by 2020


September 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) An international consortium of more than 8,000 scientists has called for urgent help to save Earth's 100 most threatened animals, plants and fungi, the Daily Mail ... 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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Experts urged to reduce animal deaths in floods


July 7th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Saturday said the government had asked experts to work out a mechanism to reduce animal deaths during floods."Floods are a natural ... 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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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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Rhino poaching on rise in South Africa


May 9th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 9 (IANS) As many as 210 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year despite mounting efforts to stop the scourge, the ... Read more...

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No anthrax at Delhi zoo: Officials


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhi zoo authorities Wednesday denied the spread of anthrax after a rhinoceros died here last week. Even as over 20 zoo employees are still under ... Read more...

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Vietnamese man held with rhino horns


April 24th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 24 (IANS) A 25-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested here when he was trying to leave the country with three rhino horns, authorities said Monday.The customs officers at the ... 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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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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Rhinos number in Assam’s Orang, Pabitora up


March 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) The population of the famous one-horned rhinos in Assam is increasing, according to the census of the animals' population in the state, wildlife officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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White rhino calf born in UAE zoo


March 15th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 14 (IANS/WAM) A rare white rhinoceros calf -- considered the "most social" of all rhino species -- has taken birth at the Al Ain zoo in the ... 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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South African game park officials arrested for rhino poaching


March 1st, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BNO NEWS) -- Four South African National Parks (SANParks) officials were arrested on Tuesday in connection with suspected rhino poaching activities, officials said on Wednesday. At least 80 rhinos ... 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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$65,000 reward to nab South Africa rhino poachers


February 13th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 13 (IANS) Police in a South African province Sunday announced a reward of 500,000 rand ($65,000) for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in the ... Read more...

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Animal rights campaigners accidentally kill rhino


February 11th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Animal rights campaigners in South Africa accidentally killed a rhino while using it during a demonstration to raise public awareness about the threat to the endangered ... Read more...

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Rhino mother, baby killed in South Africa


February 11th, 2012 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 11 (IANS) A rhino mother and her baby were shot dead by poachers in a South African preserve, police said Friday.Their bullet-ridden bodies were found in Tiergarten wildlife ... 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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2,500 elephants killed in 2011 for ivory


December 29th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Around 2,500 elephants were slaughtered across the world for ivory this year, according to a report by an environmental agency.Experts from Washington-based Traffic environment agency said ... Read more...

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Javan rhino is extinct in Vietnam


October 25th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Javan rhino, one of the five species of endangered rhinoceroses worldwide, has become extinct in Vietnam, experts said Tuesday.The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and the ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh national park inundated


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Release of water from overflowing dams in Nepal has flooded large parts of the terai belt in Uttar Pradesh, including areas of the Dudhwa National Park, ... Read more...

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Britain to campaign for saving rhinos


August 15th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain is going to lead a campaign this week to save the rhino from extinction.Rhinos are being slaughtered across Africa at the rate of nearly one ... 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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Siliguri forest officials undertake rhino census


March 12th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), Mar. 12 (ANI): Forest officials in the Jaldapara Sanctuary in Siliguri, West Bengal, are currently involved in a rhinoceros census.The census is being carried out with the help of ... Read more...

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Brit facing jail in Dubai after being caught with lover is an ex-lapdancer


January 21st, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): The British woman, who has been jailed in Dubai after she was caught in bed with her lover, is said to have been a former lapdancer.Danielle Spencer is ... Read more...

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Rhino horn more expensive than gold in South Africa


January 17th, 2011 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 17 (IANS) The price of a horn of an African rhino has increased to 400,000 rand ($59,000) per kg, making it far more expensive than gold, the South African Broadcasting ... Read more...

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18 rhino carcasses found in South Africa


November 19th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 19 (IANS) A major case of rhino poaching has been unearthed in South Africa with the discovery of 18 carcasses of the two-horned animal, a media report said Friday.The carcasses ... Read more...

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50 Cent urged to adopt endangered rhino


October 11th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Rapper 50 Cent has been asked by an animal rights group to become the godfather of an endangered black rhinoceros.The "Baby By Me" rapper was urged by ... Read more...

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‘Parachute buggies’, Brit Army’s latest surprise weapon against Taliban in Afghanistan


September 28th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28(ANI): The British Army's special forces regiment, the Special Air Service (SAS), has plans to launch surprise attacks on militants in Afghanistan by parachuting behind enemy lines on buggies.The ... Read more...

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British commandos to use buggy to fight Taliban


September 28th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Britain's elite Special Air Service commandos, who are considered one of the word's toughest, will soon be undertaking operations in Afghanistan in which they would parachute down ... Read more...

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