wildlife officials

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...

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Pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore seized


September 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 7 (IANS) Around 390 kg of pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore have been seized in Mizoram, police said Friday.Customs and Mizoram Police officials Thursday night raided a house ... Read more...

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Odisha releases captured leopard after protests


August 8th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) After coming under criticism from wild life activists, authorities in Odisha Wednesday released a leopard into the wild, a month after it was captured by officials ... Read more...

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Odisha to release captured leopard into wild


August 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A leopard currently lodged at a zoo after being captured about a month ago in Odisha's Subarnapur district could be released into the wild soon, ... Read more...

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Alligator chomps off hand that fed it


July 30th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A boat captain in the US has been charged with unlawfully feeding an alligator after the reptile bit off his hand in Florida Everglades, one of ... Read more...

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Leopard captured in Odisha made to ‘entertain’ locals


July 9th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) Odisha officials have drawn flak after a captured male leopard was brought to the residence of a district collector to "entertain" people in the area.The leopard ... Read more...

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Endangered Himachal pheasant species breeds again


July 4th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Wildlife officials in Himachal Pradesh are euphoric over the resumed breeding of a highly endangered pheasant species.They say all the nine pairs of the western tragopan ... 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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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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Asia’s first dolphin research centre to come up in Bihar


April 15th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 15 (IANS) With only about 2,000 Gangetic river dolphins left in India, down from tens of thousands just a few decades ago, the Bihar government is planning to ... 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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Lost seal pup finally found in Skegness


January 19th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Greenland, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A lost seal pup has been found about 2,000 miles away from her home. The animal named Eve has previously been found in Germany and Scotland after ... Read more...

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Tiger on prowl in Lucknow’s neighbourhood


January 10th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) A fully-grown tiger on the prowl for the last five days near Rehman-Khera village, about 18 km from Lucknow, has caused panic in the area. Authorities ... Read more...

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Leopard enters Panchkula town, causes scare


December 29th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panchkula (Haryana), Dec 29 (IANS) A leopard entered a residential area in Haryana's Panchkula town Thursday afternoon, causing a scare among people.Wildlife officials, who were able to pin down ... Read more...

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Indian farmers dump bags of snakes in tax office


November 30th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Clerks and visitors at a tax office in a village in India had to flee for dear life when two farmers registered their protest by dumping snakes ... 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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Gangetic river dolphins on road to recovery?


November 11th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 11 (IANS) In great news for environmentalists and nature lovers, the population of the endangered Gangetic river dolphin has grown to 223 from about 175 last year at ... Read more...

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Woman killed by tiger in Uttar Pradesh


November 5th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 5 (IANS) A tiger killed a woman in Katarniaghat forest reserve in this Uttar Pradesh district Saturday, an official said.Nanki, 42, a native of Khairipurwa village, ... Read more...

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Apex court clarifies on powers of wildlife officials


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that wildlife officers empowered to settle cases involving breach of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act have no power to order ... Read more...

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Endangered pheasant species recouping (With Image)


August 30th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) A highly-endangered pheasant species that was hit by a bacterial infection in a Himachal Pradesh pheasantry has been recovering and may start breeding next year, say ... Read more...

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Chinese ship wreckage spotted off Orissa coast


June 15th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 15 (IANS) Wildlife officials have spotted the wreckage of a Chinese ship along the Orissa coast, officials said Wednesday.The medium-range fishing vessel, believed to have sunk off 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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Man finds mountain lion in his garage


May 26th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hesperia, May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man was stunned to the core when he found a young mountain lion in his garage. The report says the man initially thought he was up ... Read more...

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Thai police arrest tiger trafficking kingpin


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thai authorities have announced that they have arrested the leader of a tiger trafficking ring. The police have been hunting for the alleged mastermind of the huge ... Read more...

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Teen’s baggy pants save him from gator bite


April 7th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A teenager from Florida says his baggy pants saved him from an alligator bite. The 17-year-old was returning from work when the reptile struck.Kendrick Williams of St. ... Read more...

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Angry villagers burn alive captured leopard


March 24th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kalagarh (Uttarakhand), March 24 (IANS) A mob of about 300-400 villagers poured petrol on a caged leopard and burnt it alive on the outskirts of the Corbett National Park here, ... 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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Militants release WWF volunteers in Assam


February 17th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Three volunteers of environmental group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), who had been kidnapped by militants in Assam Feb 6, were released from captivity Thursday, police said.A ... Read more...

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Three WWF female officials kidnapped by Bodo militants in Assam ‘released’


February 9th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Three female wildlife officials, who were abducted along with their male colleagues, in Assam have reportedly been released.The Assam police have however said, that the abductors have ... Read more...

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Tiger rescued from well, to be let off in the wild (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 7 (IANS) A tiger, which had fallen into a dry well near the Chameli forest area, was finally extricated Monday evening after a three-hour rescue operation, a wildlife official said.The ... Read more...

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Stray leopard spreads chaos in Thane


February 6th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Thane, Feb 6 (ANI): The sighting of a leopard spread panic among Thane District residents on Saturday.Residents immediately informed the police about the leopard's presence, and they arrived at the spot along ... Read more...

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Manhunt launched for leopard killers in Orissa


January 14th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) A day after a leopard was brutally killed by a mob on the outskirts of this Orissa capital, wildlife officials Friday launched a manhunt to nab those involved ... Read more...

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16 killed by tigers in Uttar Pradesh in 10 months


January 13th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 13 (IANS) The increasing human-animal conflict due to shrinking habitat for wildlife has led to killing of 16 people by tigers over the past 10 months in Uttar Pradesh, wildlife ... Read more...

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Human fury claims another leopard, probe ordered (Lead)


January 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) Another leopard fell prey to human fury as angry villagers Thursday hammered it to death with wooden sticks and cricket bats on the outskirts of this Orissa capital ... Read more...

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Animals killed left to rot in British safari park


January 11th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Shocking pictures of wild animals that have been killed and left to rot in a safari park in Britain have emerged.The pictures were made available by an ... Read more...

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