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Centre seeks SC nod to review eco-tourism norms (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday sought the Supreme Court's nod to review the guidelines on eco-tourism in and around protected areas following requests from stakeholders.The requests for ... Read more...

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EIH to rethink Kabini project in Karnataka


August 8th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Hospitality major EIH Ltd Tuesday said it would "rethink" its upcoming Kabini jungle lodge project in Karnataka as it is facing uncertainty.The company's Oberoi Vanyavilas, situated ... 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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SC bans tourism in core areas of tiger reserves (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Coming to the rescue of tigers in the country, the Supreme Court Tuesday banned tourism in core areas of the 41 tiger reserves.Tour operators, however, ... Read more...

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SC bans tourism in core areas of tiger reserves


July 24th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Coming to the rescue of tigers in the country, the Supreme Court Tuesday banned tourism in core areas of the over 40 tiger reserves.A bench ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan appeals for help tp protect tigers


July 15th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ranthambore (Rajasthan), July 15 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Sunday appealed to the people to help protect India's national animal, the tiger, saying "every tiger killed in the country ... Read more...

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Centre to fund 90 percent of Project Tiger in northeast


May 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) The Central government has increased its share of funding from the existing 50 percent to 90 percent for northeastern states under the Project Tiger scheme.This was ... Read more...

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Web app to keep track of Indian tigers


May 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A web application powered by a team of enthusiastic naturalists, conservationists, photographers and national park visitors using their cameras, smart phones and videos has been ... Read more...

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32 tiger deaths so far in 2012


May 15th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Even as India is striving hard to save big cats, about 32 tigers have died so far this year - nearly half them victims to ... Read more...

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Odisha intensifies probe into jumbo killings


May 8th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday intensified a probe into the alleged killing of elephants in the state's Similipal National Park after the recovery of decomposed body parts, bones and ... 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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Highways through Indian tiger reserves will destroy habitat


April 16th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) As India strives hard to protect its big cats, a study in a tiger reserve has found that busy highways and excessive road expansion will ... Read more...

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Don’t blame environment ministry for coal shortage: Natarajan


April 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The shortage of coal should not be blamed on green clearances as the environment ministry has given licences for coal mining and power projects way ... Read more...

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36 locals held for hunting animals in Odisha park


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 36 persons, mostly local tribals, were arrested for hunting animals in Odisha's famed Simlipal National Park, one of India's first Project Tiger reserves, an ... Read more...

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Fighting chance for India’s tigers: Poaching declines


February 8th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) In cheering news for wildlife conservationists, tiger poaching dropped nearly 60 percent in 2011 as compared to the previous year, though it continues to pose ... Read more...

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Karnataka sets up special tiger protection force


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 3 (IANS) Karnataka has become the first Indian state to set up a special commando unit for protecting tigers in its dense forests from poachers and hunters, a ... Read more...

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Roaring news! Translocated tigress gives birth


December 17th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) Wildlife enthusiasts had reason for cheer after a translocated tigresses at the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh gave birth and was spotted with a cub, ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister bats for tourism in tiger reserves


November 17th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Wednesday met union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan in New Delhi and urged her not to ban ... Read more...

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Panna has a new resident - Kanha’s orphan tigress


November 13th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 13 (IANS) An orphan tigress of Kanha National Park was Sunday morning released into the forests of Panna National Park under the rewilding programme of the wildlife authorities.The ... Read more...

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Kanha’s second orphaned tigress sent to Panna reserve


November 13th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 12 (IANS) A tigress of the Kanha National Park, whose sister had been translocated eight month ago to Madhya Pradesh's Panna National Park, was sent to join her ... Read more...

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Conservationists against tourism ban in tiger reserves


November 7th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Ahead of the hearing on the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking banning of tourism in Madhya Pradesh's tiger habitats by the apex court, wildlife experts ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to welcome 60 African cheetahs (Lead, Correcting word in para four)


August 25th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 25 (IANS) Come December and the forests of Madhya Pradesh might just get resounding with the yowls of cheetahs. That's when the state government will bring in six ... Read more...

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Cabinet gives nod to cheetahs, more funds for Project Tiger


August 12th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved re-introduction of cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and hike in Project Tiger estimates from Rs.650 ... Read more...

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German woman’s ashes immersed in sea


August 1st, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 1 (IANS) The ashes of a German woman who died after living in a hotel here for eight years were Monday immersed in the sea in line with ... Read more...

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Tigress found dead in Uttar Pradesh forest


July 30th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The carcass of a three-year-old tigress was found in Dudhwa forest reserve in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Saturday, an official said.Divisional Forest Officer Ganesh Bhatt said the ... Read more...

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Tiger numbers rise, but habitats shrink


July 28th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) While tiger numbers in India have risen by 12 percent over 2006, tiger habitats have shrunk by 22 percent, detailed report of the 2010 ... Read more...

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Tiger reserves in Maoist areas ailing, says report


July 28th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Five tiger reserves in the country which fall in the Maoist-affected "Red Corridor" are suffering from a lack of effective management and poor morale among ... Read more...

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Tips to boost tiger numbers ignored, says ecologist


July 19th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Key recommendations of a task force appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to boost tiger numbers have not been implemented, environmentalist Madhav Gadgil, a ... Read more...

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Jairam seeks more efforts for tigers in Orissa reserve


June 30th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 30 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked Orissa to take urgent measures to safeguard the tigers in the state's Similipal national park.In a letter to Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Cat and mouse game over Rajasthan’s tigers


June 29th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) The Rajasthan government's failure to speed up relocation of villages inside the two tiger reserves in the state has once again raised doubts over its decisiveness ... Read more...

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Environmentalists slam move for cess on hotels near reserves


June 4th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Environmentalists have slammed the environment ministry's proposal to increase the cess on all privately-run tourist facilities located close to protected areas.The decision will have negative ... Read more...

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Panel proposes cess on hotels around tiger reserves


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) An environment ministry panel Thursday proposed levying of a cess as a percentage of turnover on all privately-run tourist facilities within five km of the ... Read more...

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Man-animal conflict intensifies in Madhya Pradesh


June 1st, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 1 (IANS) Man-animal conflict is intensifying in Madhya Pradesh with regular incidents of attacks on humans as big cats stray into inhabited areas because they are forced to ... Read more...

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India to launch biodiversity management initiative


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India will launch a Rs.130 crore initiative with the World Bank for better management of protected areas by making people stakeholders, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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Now, annual tiger assessment in every state


May 16th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 16 (IANS) Tiger census so far has been a once-in-four years activity, but now all the states will assess their tiger numbers annually. And Madhya Pradesh, which boasts ... Read more...

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