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Viral infection hits Himalayan blue sheep in wild


September 20th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The Himalayan blue sheep or bharal, an important prey of the endangered snow leopard, is under threat in the wild from a highly contagious viral infection ... Read more...

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Himachal to count its feathered guests this month


January 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is going to hold a unique event - a race to spot and count feathered guests at the Pong dam wetlands in the Kangra ... Read more...

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IUCN to inspect Himachal national park next year


December 17th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) A team of international wildlife experts will visit Himachal Pradesh next year to evaluate the flora and fauna of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in ... Read more...

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To catch monkeys, Himachal dangles Rs.500 bait


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 3 (IANS) Unable to check its marauding monkeys, Himachal Pradesh has offered Rs.500 each to youths who can catch the animals. The wildlife wing's target is to sterilise ... Read more...

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Monkeys are back, Shimla takes cover


September 30th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 30 (IANS) Your spectacles could be taken away, food packets snatched or you might even be slapped. The monkey menace is again rearing its head in this ever ... Read more...

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Court seeks report on Shimla monkey menace


September 15th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday issued notice to Shimla's civic body and state government's wildlife wing after a senior citizen wrote to the court regarding ... Read more...

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Controversy dogs translocation of Indian bison


February 9th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Shahnawaz Akhtar Bhopal, Feb 9 (IANS) The translocation of 19 gaurs, or the Indian bison, an endangered herbivore, from Kanha to the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve has triggered a controversy with a wildlife ... Read more...

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Now GPS to monitor winged visitors to Himachal


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The bar-headed goose, the ruddy shell duck and the mallard, all winter visitors to Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, are about to find themselves tailed - ... Read more...

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NGOs ask Jairam to stop animal killings in Himachal


December 13th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A delegation of five animal rights groups met Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh here Monday and sought his intervention to stop killing of wild animals in ... Read more...

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Mystery of the missing Himachal tiger (With Image)


November 12th, 2010 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) Photographs of a tiger roaming in solitary splendour in the hills surrounding the picturesque tourist resort of Manali have failed to impress Himachal Pradesh's wildlife wing. ... Read more...

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Hot on trail of a Himachal leopard - with GPS


October 26th, 2010 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 26 (IANS) It's hiding in bushes, avoiding humans, yet running close to habitations with dogs - perhaps completely oblivious to the fact that wildlife officials are hot on ... Read more...

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Naughty monkey on prowl for spectacles


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) A naughty monkey is not seeing eye to eye with residents of the Himachal Pradesh capital. He is focusing instead on their spectacles and running away ... Read more...

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How did rare pheasants die at Himachal centre?


May 7th, 2010 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 7 (IANS) Conservation officials are in a bit of a tizzy in Himachal Pradesh. With two fully grown Western tragopans dying within a week of each other, a project to ... Read more...

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Leopard attacks on humans on rise in Himachal


March 1st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 1 (IANS) Leopard attacks on humans are on the rise in several districts of Himachal Pradesh due to the depleting forest cover and shortage of prey in the ... Read more...

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Leopard strays into Himachal capital


February 25th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Panic gripped this Himachal Pradesh capital Thursday when a leopard was spotted strolling in areas adjoining the Mall, an official said. The animal was later trapped by the ... Read more...

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Indian summer too hot for Cheetahs from Singapore


May 6th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Junagadh (Gujarat), May 6 (IANS) Authorities in the Shakkarbaug Zoo of Gujarat's Junagadh town have removed a pair of Cheetahs received from Singapore in June last year from public view as the ... Read more...

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Jumbo fear stalks some Meghalaya polling booths (Reissuing with correction in third paragraph)


April 15th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, April 15 (IANS) Poll authorities in Meghalaya are facing a strange problem - possible attacks by wild elephants during polling day.Over 200 polling booths in the Garo hills region ... Read more...

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Jumbo fear stalks some Meghalaya polling booths


April 15th, 2009 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, April 15 (IANS) Poll authorities in Meghalaya are facing a strange problem - possible attacks by wild elephants during polling day.Over 200 polling booths in the Garo hills ... Read more...

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Himachal protector turns poacher, then absconds


February 10th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 10 (IANS) The hunt is on for a forest department official who is accused of hunting two migratory bar-headed geese near the famous Pong dam wetlands in Himachal Pradesh, officials ... Read more...

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Bar-headed geese shot dead in Himachal Pradesh


February 8th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 8 (IANS) Two migratory birds have been shot dead near a world-famous wetlands in Himachal Pradesh, wildlife officials said here Sunday. "This evening our staff noticed somebody moving under suspicious circumstances ... Read more...

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Whither Himachal’s vulture breeding project?


December 15th, 2008 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 15 (IANS) A project to help breed vultures in captivity has failed to take off in Himachal Pradesh in the last four years even as the scavenger bird teeters on ... Read more...

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Carcass of black bucks found in Agras Deer Park


October 3rd, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Brajesh Kr.Singh Agra, Oct.3 (ANI): Officials of the Agra District administration and Forest Department''s Wildlife wing have discovered more than a score of carcass, skeletons and remains of blackbucks on Wednesday ... Read more...

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Celibate snow leopard to get foreign female companion!


July 16th, 2008 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 16 (IANS) Single at six can sure be lonely - at least if you are a male snow leopard! To help one such captive big cat in a ... Read more...

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Wanted a female snow leopard at Himalayan Nature Park


April 13th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin
Kurfri, April 13 (ANI): Not very long ago a pair of snow leopards was brought to the Himalayan Nature Park near Kufri. But their live in relation could not last longer, ... Read more...

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Snow leopard in Kufri awaits a partner


April 12th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by admin
By Hemant Chauhan Kufri, Apr 12 (ANI): The forest department in Himachal Pradesh is making efforts to find a mate for the only snow leopard they are left with in Kufri zoo. ... Read more...

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Tiger kills villager in Maharashtra


March 24th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by admin
Nagpur, March 24 (IANS) A villager in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district was Monday attacked and killed by a tiger - the second such incident in a month - creating panic among the people ... Read more...

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A park for primates in Himachal


March 15th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by admin
By Hemant Chauhan Shimla, Mar 15 (ANI): To keep a check on monkey menace, forest officials in Himachal Pradesh have opened a primate protection park. Spread over an area of 232 hectares, the ... Read more...

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