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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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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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Turtle helps save its namesake species


June 6th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Turtle Ltd, a leading menswear company that has been involved in conserving turtles, especially endangered Olive Ridley on the Odisha coast, is now mulling to expand ... Read more...

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Punish officials for tusker electrocutions: NGO


November 24th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Protesting over the frequent electrocution of elephants in Odisha, a wildlife group Thursday demanded action against those responsible for such incidents.Biswajit Mohanty, secretary, Wildlife Society of ... Read more...

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Blackened mouths, bloody nostrils…three jumbos poisoned


February 15th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) Three female elephants are suspected to have been poisoned to death, as they were found with blackened mouths and blood oozing from their nostrils in Orissa's Similipal National ... Read more...

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Jairam shoots off missives over chopper movement in tiger reserve


December 19th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 (IANS) Upset by complaints of low-flying helicopters over a tiger reserve in Orissa, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has sought the intervention of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Civil Aviation ... Read more...

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Growing elephant deaths in Orissa raise alarm


October 7th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 (IANS) In the last 19 years in Orissa, 231 elephants fell victim to poachers while 166 were killed in accidents and 173 more died from natural ... Read more...

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Environmentalist hail rejection of Vedanta mining project


August 24th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Environmentalists have hailed the government's rejection of London-listed Vedanta's bauxite mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills, saying the decision was in favour of the poor tribal communities ... Read more...

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UAE launches campaign to conserve fish stocks


April 25th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 25 (IANS/WAM) A campaign was launched to conserve fish stocks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Conservation groups say rising demand for seafood has resulted in 80 percent decline ... Read more...

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Fish dead, now oil leak threatens Orissa turtles (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) Hundreds of fish have died and thousands of endangered sea turtles and their eggs face a threat due to an oil leak from an Indian ship two km ... Read more...

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Oil leak from ship threatens endangered turtles (Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) Thousands of endangered sea turtles and their eggs face a threat from a fuel oil leak from an Indian ship nearly two km off Orissa's coast near Gopalpur ... Read more...

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Ship leaks oil after being hit by barge


April 13th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) An Indian ship leaked about seven to eight tonnes of fuel oil after it was hit by a barge nearly two km off Orissa's coast near Gopalpur port ... Read more...

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Green group seeks cancellation of clearance to Vedanta refinery


February 19th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) A green NGO Friday urged the central government to cancel the clearance granted to the Vedanta group for its alumina refinery in Orissa. It charged the firm with ... Read more...

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Ecologists spot rare wild cat in UAE


November 26th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Fujairah, Nov 26 (IANS) A never-seen-before wild cat has been spotted in the protected zone of Wadi Wurayah on the eastern Coast of the UAE. Camera traps set up by the ecologists working ... Read more...

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Central team reaches Paradip to inspect capsized ship


September 26th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 (IANS) Following reports of minor oil spills, a five-member team of the central shipping ministry Saturday reached Orissa's Paradip port to inspect the ship that sank off its coast ... Read more...

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Oil removal from sunken ship ‘long process’, wildlife body worried (Lead)


September 23rd, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra DashBhubaneswar, Sep 23 (IANS) A global tender will be floated to pump the stored oil out of a Mongolian ship that sank off Orissa's Paradip port Sep 9, but the ... Read more...

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Wildlife body concerned over delay in oil removal


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 (IANS) A wildlife body expressed concern Wednesday over the delay in the removal of stored fuel oil by authorities from a vessel that sank off Orissa's Paradip port about ... Read more...

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Wildlife body seeks breeding season ban on river fishing


June 18th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) A wildlife body Thursday demanded a ban on fishing in rivers and natural lakes in Orissa during the breeding season, as this was leading to a decline in ... Read more...

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Poachers using children to hunt birds in Orissa’s Chilika Lake


December 14th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Balugaon (Orissa), Dec 14 (IANS) Poachers are using children to hunt birds in Orissa's Chilika lake -- India's largest brackish water lagoon -- after authorities increased their surveillance in the area, officials ... Read more...

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Tiger decline makes poachers increase leopard hunting in India


December 4th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Indian wildlife authorities have captured a flurry of leopard-skins, which suggests that as tigers decline; poachers are increasingly on the prowl for the countrys other big cat. ... Read more...

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Two wild elephants electrocuted in Orissa


May 1st, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, May 1 (IANS) Two elephants were electrocuted early Thursday when they came in contact with a high-tension overhead wire near the Badrama wildlife sanctuary in Orissa's Sambalpur district, a forest official ... Read more...

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Turtles begin mass nesting in Orissa


March 5th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by admin
Berhampur (Orissa), March 5 (IANS) Thousands of endangered Olive Ridley turtles have begun mass nesting on the coast of eastern Orissa state, home to the world's largest nesting site for the turtles, ... Read more...

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Tourism threatens rare Irrawaddy dolphins


March 2nd, 2008 - 9:45 am ICT by admin
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, March 2 (IANS) The number of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins has registered a marginal increase in Orissa's Chilika lake - Asia's largest saltwater lake - but they are facing threats ... Read more...

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