wildlife conservation

Slash launches wildlife charity


August 24th, 2012 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Aug 24 (IANS) Rapper Slash has joined hands with Steve Irwin's father to launch a wildlife foundation.The former Guns N' Roses star helped Irwin's father Bob to launch the ... Read more...

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No more photos with Siberian tiger cubs in China


July 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Wildlife conservation and forestry departments in a Chinese province have announced that visitors will not be allowed to click themselves with Siberian tiger cubs at a ... Read more...

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French agnecy to give Rs.372 crore aid to Assam


June 8th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) The Assam government Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French development agency, Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), for a Rs.372 crore worth aid to ... Read more...

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Fear of poisonous attacks leads to spider killing in Assam


June 6th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 6 (IANS) A large and hairy, tarantula-like spider species has created panic in Assam after reports of fatal attack on humans. Though the authorities have ruled out existence ... Read more...

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‘Lack of political will behind conservation woes’ (With Image)


May 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Lack of political will is adding to the survival woes of large Asiatic mammals, including rhinoceros, one of the most intriguing beasts in nature's life ... 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...

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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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Britain’s biggest fox killed


March 5th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 17.2kg fox, believed to be the biggest in the United Kingdom, has been shot dead. The animal was killed after it attacked a lamb farm in ... Read more...

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NGO rubbishes minister’s claim on increasing tiger numbers


March 4th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 4 (IANS) Days after Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain claimed that the number of tigers are increasing in various reserve forests in the state, a prominent wildlife organization ... Read more...

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NGO demands CBI inquiry into tigress death


May 18th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 18 (IANS) Udai Foundation, a wildlife conservation NGO, Wednesday sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of a tigress a year ago.Wildlife activist Shehla ... Read more...

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Two British women gang raped in the Caribbean


May 18th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Two British women - university students working on a wildlife conservation project - have been gang raped by six masked men on a remote beach in ... 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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Recovered bodies may be of missing IB officer, teacher: Police


March 12th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Two decomposed bodies recovered near the Maoist hotbed of Ayodhya Hills in West Bengal's Purulia district will be subjected to DNA tests to confirm whether they ... Read more...

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Tiger shot dead in Assam


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) A Royal Bengal tiger was shot dead by forest rangers after the big cat mauled two people to death and critically injured two more in Assam Tuesday, wildlife ... Read more...

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New species of ‘mongoose-like’ carnivore discovered in Madagascar


October 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivore in Madagascar.The cat-sized, speckled brown mammal belongs to a family of mongoose-like animals found only on the Indian Ocean island, ... Read more...

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New mongoose-like species found in Madagascar


October 12th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A new species of cat sized carnivores has been discovered in Madagascar. The speckled brown mammal belongs to a family of mongoose-like animals found only on the Indian ... Read more...

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Want to be a panda keeper?


September 28th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) Want to be a panda keeper in China? Well, you have to be trained in cleaning out enclosures and weighing the bears' excreta. A total of 12 people ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand asked to curb tourism in Corbett: Ramesh


August 19th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government has been asked to curb tourism in the popular Corbett Tiger Reserve, parliament was informed Wednesday. "The state has been advised for regulating tourism related ... Read more...

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Ligers Bred In Taiwan To Be Confiscated By Authorties


August 16th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A zoo keeper has come under heavy criticism and may also face legal action for allowing a lion to mate with a tiger and producing two ... Read more...

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Orangutan gestures have specific intentional meanings


June 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a study on a group of orangutans, researchers have found that these non-human primates perform gestures that have intentional meaning and are made with the expectation of ... Read more...

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Nepal begins probe into slaughter of endangered rhinos


June 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 15 (ANI): The Government of Nepal has said that it has begun a probe on the poaching and slaughtering of the endangered rhino in the Himalayan nation after wildlife experts ... Read more...

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Damian Aspinall has an emotional reunion with a gorilla after 5 years


May 18th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
West Africa, May 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Conservationist Damian Aspinall had a very emotional moment when he was reunited with a gorilla, which he had released in the wild jungles 5 years ... Read more...

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Damian Aspinall Reunites With Gorilla Kwibi


May 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar May 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) When conservationist Damian Aspinall went to the jungle of Gabon five years ago to release a gorilla in its natural habitat, little did he know that ... Read more...

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Vladimir Putin speaks out for the ‘vulnerable’ Polar Bear


April 29th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Apr 29 (ANI): Former Russian Premier Vladimir Putin revealed a rarely seen softer side when he expressed concern over the fate of the Arctic Polar Bear whose numbers have diminished significantly ... Read more...

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Agreements on environment and trade in services to be signed at Bhutan SAARC summit: Rao


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 22 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Thursday said that the next week's 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit will witness signing of two important ... Read more...

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More funds to clean Ganga, drop in wildlife protection


February 26th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The annual budget for the Ministry of Environment and Forests saw a 15 percent jump with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee doubling the allocation for cleaning the ... Read more...

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Abhay Deol’s animal love


February 18th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Abhay Deol is eye candy, this is a fact that girls obviously know. But does his love for all kinds of animals add to his hotness? ... Read more...

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Gujarat opposes shifting Gir lions to Madhya Pradesh


February 11th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Gujarat government Thursday came out against the central and Madhya Pradesh governments' plan to shift Asiatic lions from Gir region to Kuno-Palpur sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh ... Read more...

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Bhopal office of SBI adopts tigress (Lead, superseding earlier story)


February 1st, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 1 (IANS) The regional head office of the State Bank of India (SBI) here has adopted a tigress of the Van Vihar National Park, an official said Monday. The bank ... Read more...

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Bihar office of SBI adopts tigress


February 1st, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 1 (IANS) The regional head office of the State Bank of India (SBI) here has adopted a tigress of the Van Vihar National Park, an official said Monday. The bank ... Read more...

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Music and dance mark second day of youth festival


January 10th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) Folk dances, classical music, dramas and a series of other performances by artists from across the country enthralled a huge crowd on the second day of the National ... Read more...

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Youth Festival opens in Bhubaneswar


January 8th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 (IANS) Artists from across the country enthralled a huge crowd with diverse forms of classical and folk dances on the opening day of the National Youth Festival in ... Read more...

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India begins work on inventory of marine life


January 1st, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) To study the impact of global warming on marine life in the seas around India, the government has embarked on a major project to give ... Read more...

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John Abraham to produce film on tiger preservation


December 18th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor John Abraham is deeply attached to the idea of wildlife conservation. So it comes as no surprise to know that he will now ... Read more...

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India may seek World Bank help to preserve tiger reserves (Lead)


December 9th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With 17 of India's 38 tiger reserves in a "precarious condition", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said the government may approach World Bank for monetary help to ... Read more...

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