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Ansari visits Dachigam National Park


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, presently on a five-day visit to Kashmir, Sunday visited the Dachigam National Park which is home to 'Hangul', the world's only ... Read more...

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Waiting for Sultanpur’s winged visitors!


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanpur (Haryana), Sep 11 (IANS) Wildlife officials at the Sultanpur National Bird Sanctuary on the edge of the national capital are a worried lot as the natural cycle seem ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Maharashtra will identify and categorise its more than 200 large or small wetlands and make a bid for UN recognition in order to get ... Read more...

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A night safari soon in Greater Noida


August 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) Preliminary work on the first night safari in India is likely to begin soon in Greater Noida, a growing suburban town of Delhi.The Greater Noida ... Read more...

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Buenos Aires zoo faces uncertain future


July 16th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS/EFE) The Buenos Aires zoo, listed as a national historic monument for its Victorian pavilions, faces an uncertain future after the attempt by the capital government ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Biodiversity project launched in Himachal


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) A national project to access genetic resources, their economic values and share their benefits was launched in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday.The Rs.46-crore United Nations Environment Programme-Global Environment ... Read more...

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Assam governor launches green project


June 5th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) Assam Governor J.B. Patnaik Tuesday lunched an environment project to make the Raj Bhavan here "a green castle" and to create awareness among people, particularly ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Migratory birds are flying back home from Odisha


February 17th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) More than a million migratory birds that thronged various lakes and marshlands of Odisha, flying in from as far places as Siberia and Iraq, have started ... Read more...

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Europe freeze extends India sojourn of migratory birds


February 16th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanpur (Haryana), Feb 16 (IANS) Migratory birds from Europe and Siberia landed at the Sultanpur National Park in September as usual, but are expected to stay around for longer this ... Read more...

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World Bank’s Bangladesh wildlife project


February 13th, 2012 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) The World Bank Sunday launched a wildlife conservation project here that will also cover three neighbouring countries, including India and Bhutan.The "Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wetland near Jammu set to come on eco-tourism map


December 27th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) Thousands of migratory birds are flocking to the Gharana reserve near here that is set to become another addition in the tourism map of Jammu and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Wooden masks from Ghana huge draw at IITF


November 18th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Authentic tribal face masks, wall-hangings in bright colours and paintings depicting waterfalls of west Africa are a huge draw at the Ghana stall at India ... 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 |

over 10,000 migratory birds reach Orissa national park


October 27th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 10,000 migratory birds from places as far as Siberia and Iraq have arrived in the Bhitarkanika National Park in Orissa's Kendrapara district, an official ... Read more...

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Sariska to get two Ranthambore tiger cubs


July 29th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 28 (IANS) The Sariska tiger reserve, which has two tigers and three tigresses, will get two tiger cubs to add to the big cat numbers. The cubs will ... Read more...

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Great Indian Bustard now ‘critically endangered’, only 250 left


June 7th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The Great Indian Bustard, one of the largest species of birds, is on the brink of extinction with barely 250 alive, a top international conservation body ... Read more...

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‘Food hunt makes brains of urban birds larger’


April 28th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Birds living in cities have larger brains because they have to be more resourceful about finding food, says a research. Urban birds have to adapt to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Climate change hitting forests, says Dhumal


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Many trees are dying in Himachal Pradesh forests due to change in climatic conditions, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Friday.Due to climatic, edaphic and ... Read more...

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Tripura zoo on alert after death of birds, animals


March 12th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 12 (IANS) Close on the heels of the detection of bird flu at two government-run farms in western Tripura, mysterious deaths of some animals and birds at the ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up climate study centre


March 9th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will set up a centre to study the impact of the changing environment on climate, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Wednesday.The centre will ... Read more...

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As far as evolution goes ‘bigger really is better’, says study


March 8th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has claimed that as far as evolution goes, 'bigger really is the better'.Organisms with bigger bodies or faster growth rates tend to live longer, mate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Time for winged guests to bid adieu to Kashmir


February 28th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) With a rise in mercury, flocks of pochards, mallards, shovellers and other winged visitors are gearing up to bid adieu to the famous Hokarsar bird reserve ... Read more...

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17 anicuts to be built in Sariska Tiger Reserve


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 23 (IANS) Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve is likely to get about 17 new anicuts at a cost of Rs.80 million to store rain water and help animals brave the harsh ... Read more...

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Dadri wetland faces destruction: Environmentalists


February 5th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Feb 5 (IANS) The Dadri wetland area in Greater Noida, which is home to over 220 species of birds, including the very rare Bristled Grassbirds, is facing destruction from encroachers ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Over 30 mammals in Myanmar declared protected animals


January 27th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 27 (IANS) A total of 39 rare mammals, including tiger, elephant, tapir and golden deer, have been designated by Myanmar's forestry department as totally protected animals.According to the country's laws ... Read more...

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Thirteen percent decline in birds at Orissa’s Chilika Lake


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Orissa's world-famous Chilika Lake saw a 13 percent decline in the number of domestic and migratory birds this winter as against the previous year, says the latest bird ... Read more...

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Declare Sawantwadi-Dodamarg ‘eco-sensitive’, government urged


January 20th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) A top Mumbai NGO Wednesday urged the central government to declare the Sawantwadi-Dodamarg area of Sindhudurg district of the Konkan region as Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) and implement ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

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Birds sighted at Orissa sanctuary drop to only 45,610


December 27th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 (IANS) Only 45,610 residential and migratory birds were spotted in Orissa's Bhitarkanika National Park this year, a sharp drop from the last two years, an official said Monday.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Primates better adapted to environmental changes


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) What sets humankind's closest relatives -- monkeys, apes and other primates -- apart from other animals? One answer is that primates are less affected by seasonal ups ... Read more...

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Primates more resilient than other animals to seasonal ups and downs


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs - particularly rainfall- that take their toll on other animals, says a new study.Researchers say that this sets ... Read more...

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Souza’s tribute to Tagore highlight of Indian auction


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Encouraged by the recovery of the art market after a slowdown of 30 months, a leading Bangalore-based auction house has lined up rare art works of Indian ... Read more...

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Stretched rubber tube device mimics zebra finch songs


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Harvard scientists have has reproduced many of the characteristics of real bird song with a simple physical model made of a rubber tube."We wanted to know if you ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poisoning may have killed Sariska tiger: Minister


November 17th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Alwar, Nov 17 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday did not rule out the possibility of the tiger in Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve being poisoned to death early this week.Ramesh, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tiger found dead in Sariska


November 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 15 (IANS) A tiger has been found dead in Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve, an official said Monday.The carcass of the tiger was found late Sunday evening by forest officials who ... Read more...

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