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China mulls shark fin ban at official banquets


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Shark fin soup, considered a delicacy and a social status symbol in China, may no longer be served at official banquets as Beijing plans to issue ... Read more...

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Study to save Irrawaddy dolphins


April 30th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 30 (IANS) A study was launched to protect the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday.The Commission for Dolphin Conservation ... Read more...

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Assam’s one-horned rhino population rises by 250


April 9th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.The last ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Earth Hour in Moscow saves 2,400 kWh


April 1st, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 2,400 kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy were saved as 65 buildings in Moscow went dark during the global Earth Hour Saturday evening, according to ... Read more...

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Delhi switches the lights off for 4th Earth Hour (Lead) (with Image)


March 31st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The orange glow of lamps at the India Gate blinked off, letting stars shimmer down as the lights at the monument were switched off ... Read more...

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Earth hour 2012: Set to go dark for an hour?


March 31st, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) An hour of darkness is due to set in, quite literally, when Delhi along with 5,500 cities across the globe turn off lights as ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Distcom urges consumers to switch off on Earth Hour


March 28th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Power distribution firm BSES Wednesday urged consumers in Delhi to switch off lights during the Earth Hour March 31 to help conserve power."BSES appeals to ... Read more...

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Save Kosi river corridor, save tigers: WWF


March 18th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Highlighting the importance of the Kosi river corridor in the Corbett tiger reserve in Uttarakhand, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Sunday that the crucial ... Read more...

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Finnish paper firms among environmentally best


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) Finnish paper companies are among the world's best in terms of environmental transparency, clean production, public reporting, sourcing and public reporting. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ... Read more...

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Habitat loss drives Sumatran tiger to verge of extinction


February 29th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) The destruction of vegetation is driving the Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) researchers say. The Sumatran tiger, native to Indonesia, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rhino census to be held in Assam from March 15


February 28th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) A census of Assam's world famous one-horned rhinos will be undertaken from March 15, a forest department official said Tuesday. The 2009 census had put the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Four Kaziranga rhinos to be released in Manas


February 19th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) officials Sunday started the process of trans-locating four one-horned rhinos from Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to the state's Manas National Park ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Polar bear census could cost Russia $60 mn


December 15th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A census of Russian polar bears could cost up to $60 million, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia has said.The Russian Arctic is estimated to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Agreement to create biggest marine reserve at Antarctica


November 4th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 4 (IANS) Delegates from 25 nations at a Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in the Tasmanian capital Hobart Friday agreed to a ... Read more...

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Javan rhino is extinct in Vietnam


October 25th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Javan rhino, one of the five species of endangered rhinoceroses worldwide, has become extinct in Vietnam, experts said Tuesday.The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and the ... Read more...

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Hollywood keeps its date with Nepal


April 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 7 (IANS) Less than a year after "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio made an incognito visit to Nepal, guess who is here to continue Hollywood's tryst with the ... 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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Delhiites go on cyclothon to raise eco-awareness


March 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Around a hundred people, including students and corporate executives, took part in a cyclothon in the capital Sunday in a run up to the Earth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050


February 21st, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has warned that the earth could become unrecognizable by 2050 because of the over consumption of natural resources.During the annual meeting of the ... Read more...

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Wildlife experts concern over recent tiger deaths in Rajasthan.


February 15th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
Ranthambore, Feb 15 (ANI) : Wildlife experts have expressed concern over the increasing number of tiger death in Ranthambore and Sariska tiger sanctuaries in Rajasthan.Manish Saxena, a wildlife expert, on Tuesday said ... Read more...

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Leopard skin, psychotropic drugs recovered in Srinagar


February 9th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) A large quantity of psychotropic drugs and a leopard skin were recovered from drug addicts and poachers in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar Wednesday, police said."The skin ... Read more...

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Tigers could triple in Asia


January 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Asian tiger reserves could support more than 10,000 wild tigers, or three times the current number, if core breeding sites are protected, say the world's leading conservationists. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Protection of large-scale landscapes could triple Tiger numbers in Asia


January 26th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Some of the world's leading conservation scientists have suggested that Asia's tiger reserves could support more than 10,000 wild tigers - 3 times the current number - if ... Read more...

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Migratory birds arrive in Harike Bird Sanctuary


January 9th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Harike (Punjab), Jan.9 (ANI): Migratory birds have arrived at the world famous Harike Bird wetland-cum-sanctuary, and are expected to remain till the month of March. They include geese and Siberian cranes.Spread over ... Read more...

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Tiger kills man in wildlife park


December 12th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was Sunday killed by a tiger in the Katarniya Ghat Tiger reserve in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district.Identified as Data Ram, Sunday's victim was a resident ... Read more...

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Vladimir Putin hails Leonardo DiCaprio as a ‘real man’ after flight scares


November 24th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 24 (ANI): Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has donated 1 million dollars to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for tiger conservation.The actor, a member of WWF's board, made the generous ... Read more...

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Tiger skins, bones fetch $5 mn annually in black market


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Nov 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poachers sell about 150 tiger skins every year and the annual turnover of tiger skins and bones in the black market across the globe is some ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Inia Boliviensis, The Pink Dolphin Of Amazon Gets Famous


October 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Amazon Alive! A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009," an articled published on Tuesday, by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) features the biggest diversity of animals, for whom the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Alarming decline in natural resources: Report


October 14th, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The population of tropical species is plummeting and humanity's demands on natural resources is skyrocketing to 50 percent more than what the earth can sustain, a new ... Read more...

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Death toll rises to 5 in Hungarian toxic mud spill


October 8th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by BNO News
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BNO NEWS) -- The number of people who died in the Hungarian toxic spill has risen to five after one of the victims succumbed to his wounds in a local ... Read more...

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Hungary toxic sludge spill reaches Danube river


October 7th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by BNO News
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BNO NEWS) -- Hungary's toxic sludge spill on Thursday reached the Danube river, officials said, threatening to pollute major waterways.According to officials, water alkalinity was slightly above normal, with a ... Read more...

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Dicaprio boosts his campaign to preserve world’s tiger population


September 28th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Leonardo Dicaprio has boosted his campaign to preserve the world's tiger population by meeting with India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh at a Coalition of Rainforest Nations event ... Read more...

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First high-resolution maps of carbon trapped in tropical forests revealed


September 7th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): Using satellite mapping, airborne-laser technology, and ground-based plot surveys, scientists have come out with the first high-resolution maps of carbon locked up in tropical forest vegetation and emitted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sadikshya Shrestha crowned Miss Nepal 2010 (Lead)


September 1st, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) A supremely confident Sadikshya Shrestha, who would like to see world-class scientists emerge from Nepal, beat 17 other finalists to become Dabur Special-Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal ... Read more...

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