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Tiger cub dies, two others critical


August 29th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) The Patna Zoological Park had reason to celebrate in July after tigress Swarna gave birth to three cubs. Just a month later, however, there is a ... Read more...

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Paddy comes to rescue of elephants in Arunanchal


May 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seijosa (Arunachal Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) The humble paddy has come to the rescue of elephants facing retaliation from villagers during human-elephant conflict in and around the Pakke Tiger Reserve ... Read more...

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Cheetah translocation was cabinet decision: Jayanthi


May 9th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) With the Supreme Court putting on hold the government's ambitious project to import the cheetah from Africa, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Wednesday said her ministry ... Read more...

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Mongoose hair brushes seized in Agra


May 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Hundreds of paint-brushes allegedly made from the hair of mongoose were seized from a shop here Monday evening."We are trying to find out about ... Read more...

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Two orphaned rhinos from Kaziranga to be released in Manas


March 10th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Two orphaned one-horned rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga National Park will be released in the Manas National Park by officials of the state forest department and the ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand’s killer tusker evades death


January 11th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Jan 11 (IANS) Life almost slipped away from this 35-year-old tusker when marching orders were issued to shoot him dead. But destiny had willed otherwise.This bull tusker trampled ... Read more...

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Green stoves burn bright in Bihar’s tiger land (With Images)


December 19th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Valmiki Nagar (Bihar), Dec 19 (IANS) More than a hundred households living within Bihar's Valmiki Tiger Reserve have switched from the traditional mud stoves to the more efficient eco-friendly 'chulhas' ... Read more...

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Snoring dormouse becomes a YouTube sensation


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A hibernating dormouse has become an internet hit after his comical snoring was caught on film, according to a media report Tuesday.The slumbering rodent was discovered ... Read more...

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Green panels protest construction in Greater Noida wetlands


November 15th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Nov 15 (IANS) Acting on the directions of the environment ministry, a joint team of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Tuesday inspected the ... Read more...

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Give elephants their space, urges Madhuri


July 21st, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit has become the brand ambassador for a charity project for the conservation of Asian elephants. She says recent human-elephant conflicts would not ... Read more...

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Zambian emeralds sparkle in Indian jewellery


July 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Deep coloured emeralds from Zambia will sparkle at a special jewellery collection for India - to be unveiled by Bollywoood diva Madhuri Dixit this week ... Read more...

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Manas sanctuary no longer a world heritage site ‘in danger’


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Unesco Tuesday removed the "in danger" tag from Assam's famed Manas National Park, a World Heritage site, reflecting the revival of the formerly beleaguered ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh launches ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ campaign


May 24th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday launched the 'Haathi Mere Saathi' campaign here as part of an initiative to boost the protection and welfare ... Read more...

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Bhopal zoo to get 10th Royal Bengal Tiger


April 26th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 26 (IANS) Van Vihar, a home for orphaned animals in the heart of the Madhya Pradesh capital, will soon get its 10th Royal Bengal Tiger when a three-year-old ... Read more...

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Woman gets five-year jail for trading in tiger parts


April 7th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A court in Uttar Pradesh has sentenced a woman to five years and three months of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs.50,000 for ... Read more...

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India to reveal latest tiger numbers Monday


March 26th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) On Monday, India will know how many tigers it really has when the latest tiger census is released. The new estimates are expected to be ... Read more...

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First whale shark satellite-tagged in India


March 16th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sutrapada (Gujarat), March 16 (IANS) A whale shark has been satellite-tagged for the first time in India as part of research to understand its behaviour, ecological preferences and migration, an ... Read more...

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Army help sought for snow leopard conservation


March 14th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The environment ministry has called upon the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to help in the conservation of the snow leopard, an ... Read more...

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Free health camp in Delhi for captive elephants


January 6th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) A free health camp for captive elephants was organised here Thursday by the government's Project Elephant to evaluate the health status of the animals.Special reflectors to be ... Read more...

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‘Man-killer’ tiger to be tranquilised


August 28th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) A male tiger, which is believed to be responsible for eight human killings in Uttar Pradesh since May, has been formally declared "man-killer" and will be tranquilised soon, ... Read more...

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Wildlife trader gets six-year jail


August 25th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A city court here Wednesday sentenced wildlife trader Sansar Chand to six years imprisonment and fined him Rs.50,000 for possessing a leopard skin. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Special ... Read more...

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Assam allows forest officials to use firearms


August 6th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Assam government has authorized the use of firearms by forest staff to ensure better protection of its forests and wildlife, an official said Friday. "The order ... Read more...

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18 cheetahs to be brought to India


July 29th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) About 18 cheetahs, brought from the Middle East, will be introduced in grasslands at three sites recommended by wildlife experts, Minister of State for Environment and Forests ... Read more...

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Riding with the whale sharks in India


July 17th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Prantick Majumder New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The giant whale shark - a gentle specie of the deep sea about which very little is known - will soon be a tourist attraction ... Read more...

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Bangladesh needs tougher law to save Royal Bengal tigers


July 4th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) Wildlife enthusiasts here have mooted tougher laws, like the ones India proposes to have, to save between 300 and 500 Royal Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans. The punishment provided ... Read more...

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12 get jail for trading in tiger parts


May 25th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, May 25 (IANS) A city court here Tuesday sentenced 10 women and two men to three years in jail and fine of Rs. 10,000 each for their involvement in ... Read more...

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India seeks South Africa’s help for importing cheetahs


April 14th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) More than 60 years after they were wiped out from the country, India is now seeking help from South Africa for importing cheetahs to re-introduce them in ... Read more...

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Camera-trapping of tiger starts, partial census results by December (With images)


March 9th, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The number of tigers in three major landscapes - Terrai, Central India and the Western Ghats - home to 80 percent of India's tigers, will ... Read more...

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Elephant runs amok in Meerut, damages over 20 vehicles


February 25th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, Feb 25 (IANS) A male elephant, kept on display at the marriage reception of the children of two Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MPs, ran amok, attacking and damaging 20 cars, ... Read more...

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Space technology to identify whale sharks off Gujarat (With Image)


February 19th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian scientists will try to distinguish individual whale sharks off the Gujarat coast, using a technique employed by NASA to identify galaxies.Just as each tiger ... Read more...

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Whale Shark Day! Will tigers get the honour too?


February 14th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) This is one honour that has eluded even India's fast-dwindling tigers and lions - a day celebrated exclusively in their honour. But the whale shark, ... Read more...

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Environmentalist raise concern over threat to wild buffaloes


February 10th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Wild life activists and environmental groups have expressed concern over the increased threat to the wild buffalo, which is listed as an endangered species.Recently, West Bengal ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s wild jumbos get land as new year gift (With Images)


January 9th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) In what is being described as the first such conservation step in Asia, more than 25 acres of land has been donated to the Karnataka ... Read more...

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Governments seeks return of cheetah to India


October 7th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Ministry of Environment and Forests has asked the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to prepare a roadmap for re-introduction of the cheetah in India, the NGO ... Read more...

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Experts eye African cheetahs for reintroduction, to submit plan


September 11th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Cheetah experts who gathered in Gajner in Rajasthan to discuss plans to reintroduce the animal in India have endorsed a proposal to bring cheetahs from Africa, six ... Read more...

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