wild animals

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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Chinese woman held for smuggling deer genitals


August 13th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Chinese woman has been held in Russia while trying to smuggle dried deer genitals in her purse.Employees at the Blagoveshchensk-Heihe international passenger checkpoint in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tibetan antelope population rises in China reserve


August 10th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) The population of endangered Tibetan antelope has increased to 120,000 in a China nature reserve due to better protection, a media report said Thursday.The Hoh Xil ... Read more...

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Hyenas innovative in problem solving


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans and now researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.The study presented steel puzzle boxes ... Read more...

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Assam floods leave nearly 600 animals dead in Kaziranga


July 9th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) As many as 595 animals, including 17 single-horned rhinos, in Assam's Kaziranga National Park died in the recent floods in the state, the environment ministry ... Read more...

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Karunalaya: Where the mentally challenged live in dignity (Feature)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Nanjangud (Karnataka), July 6 (IANS) Left in the wild to get killed, many of them do not know where they came from and who they are. The shelter home Karunalaya, ... 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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Australia to help India control rabies


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Experts from an Australian non-governmental organisation will collaborate with Indian health professionals on enhancing skills to carry out anti-rabies programmes.NGO Vets Beyond Borders will provide ... Read more...

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Wild animals killed 17 in Mozambique


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Maputo, June 22 (IANS) Wild animals such as crocodiles, elephants and lions have killed at least 17 people in a Mozambican province this year, according to Radio Mozambique.Over 40 people ... Read more...

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Eight Assam districts affected by floods


June 18th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Assam has worsened since Sunday with flood waters now affecting eight districts, officials said. No casualties, however, have been reported ... Read more...

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Wolves kill zoo keeper at Swedish zoo


June 18th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) A woman keeper at a popular Swedish zoo has died under mysterious circumstances after a group of eight wolves mauled her in their enclosure.According to police, ... Read more...

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Man arrested with leopard skins in Delhi


June 13th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A 34-year-old graduate was apprehended in the capital for trying to sell two leopard skins, police said Wednesday.Vimal Kishore was arrested from east Delhi's ... Read more...

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Pakistan probes smuggling of wild animals from Tanzania


June 11th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan has launched an investigation into the alleged smuggling of wild animals, including elephants and lions, from Tanzania in southeastern Africa.The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched ... Read more...

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Panther dies of thirst in Rajasthan heat


May 30th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Water scarcity in the intense summer heat of Rajasthan has caused animals in the wild to stray and led to incidents of animal-human conflicts. The dry ... Read more...

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Eating monkeys, apes could cause ‘next HIV’


May 26th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Scientists in Cameroon have warned that eating monkeys and apes could cause the next HIV, it was reported here Saturday.They are already tracking a HIV-like virus ... Read more...

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Three bison found dead in Chhattisgarh


May 25th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 25 (IANS) Three bison were found dead Friday just outside the Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary, forest officials said, adding that death of protected animals have been reported from the ... Read more...

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‘Builders destroying Himachal’s ecology’


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Forests are vanishing, rock blasts are traumatising wild animals and debris is filling up riverbeds with builders having a field day in Himachal Pradesh, says a ... Read more...

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Dangerous Liaisons: Wild cats as trophy pets in UAE (With Images)


April 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 20 (IANS) As many as 3,000 people in the UAE keep wild animals like lions, tigers and cheetahs as pets in their homes, claims a bold documentary by ... Read more...

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Russia blames Georgia for swine flu


April 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top Russian official Monday blamed a recent outbreak of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in the country on Georgia. The virus affects only animals ... 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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Wild animals kill 22 in Himachal


March 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Twenty-two people were killed by wild animals in Himachal Pradesh in the past three years, a minister said Wednesday.The deaths took place from Jan 1, 2009 ... Read more...

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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...

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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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Britain to ban wild animals from circuses


March 1st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Travelling circuses in Britain will be banned from using wild animals in their shows, a media report said Thursday.Ministers unveiled plans to outlaw the "outdated" practice ... Read more...

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New device can detect infectious disease quickly


March 1st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Infectious diseases can spread very rapidly and identifying them promptly takes hours and days. Scientists have now developed a device which can detect infections within minutes.A ... Read more...

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Dia Mirza poses in ad against animal skin trade (With Image)


March 1st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has posed as a snake to raise her voice against animal skin trade in an ad for animal rights organisation ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Is nature being edged out of children’s books?


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Our growing isolation from nature is edging out forests and wild animals from award-winning children's picture books. A team led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociology professor ... Read more...

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Wild animals cause havoc in Mozambique province


February 16th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Feb 16 (IANS) Wild animals are creating havoc in a province in the southern African nation of Mozambique. At least 16 people have been killed in animal attacks, ... Read more...

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60 dead as cold snap grips Italy


February 12th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 12 (IANS) One of the harshest winters in decades continued to grip Italy Saturday, bringing the toll to at least 60.Transport and power services were disrupted by snowfalls ... Read more...

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Chinese held for poaching panda 17 years ago


February 10th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) A villager in China has been charged with poaching and skinning a giant panda 17 years ago.Zhang Chengwa, from Yangxian county in northwestern Shaanxi province, ... Read more...

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‘The Grey’ sets box office on fire over the weekend


January 30th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Grey, a survival story featuring Liam Neeson, beat expectations over the weekend to become the number one the Box Office Weekend. The movie opened last ... Read more...

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White tiger succumbs to tumor at Nandankanan zoo


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) A 16-year-old male white tiger succumbed to a neck tumor Monday at the Nandankanan zoo located on the outskirts of Odisha capital Bhubaneswar, an official ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu plans memorial for Mullaperiyar Dam builder


January 9th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Even as a row rages between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the safety of the Mullaperiyar Dam, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday announced the ... Read more...

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Chinese want slaughter of strays to end


January 5th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beining, Jan 5 (IANS) Chinese activists want early legislation to protect animals in a bid to stamp out growing abuse such as slaughter of strays as well as live shows ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to develop biosphere reserve corridor


January 4th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 4 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Wednesday announced that it will develop a biosphere reserve corridor connecting 14 protected sanctuaries in six districts to ensure safe roaming of wild ... Read more...

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