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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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Human-elephant conflict on the rise in Assam


May 17th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) The death of a female elephant undergoing treatment for paralysis in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Wednesday has again brought to light the human-elephant conflict in the ... 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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Oil prices slide


March 30th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) Crude oil prices plunged Thursday amid rising expectations that the US and Europe will release strategic reserves.Following the US and Britain, France said Wednesday that ... Read more...

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Rhinos number in Assam’s Orang, Pabitora up


March 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) The population of the famous one-horned rhinos in Assam is increasing, according to the census of the animals' population in the state, wildlife officials said Tuesday.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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New grasslands to boost Bihar tigers (With Images)


January 8th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Valmiki Nagar (Bihar), Jan 8 (IANS) Bihar is planning to create more grasslands in its only tiger reserve to help support more prey animals for the big cats that currently ... 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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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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Wall Street drops amid debt ceiling uncertainty and weak data (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Wall Street fell Monday on weak manufacture data and debt vote worries, with the S&P; 500 falling for a sixth day, Xinhua reported. Major ... 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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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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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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Tigress relocated to Sariska Tiger reserve to revive breeding


July 29th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Prashant SharmaAlwar (Rajashthan), July 29 (ANI): A genetically compatible tigress from the Ranthambore Tiger reserve has been relocated to the Sariska Tiger reserve in Rajasthan, to revive hopes for tiger breeding.The ... 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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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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Rare clouded leopards reintroduced to the wild for first time in India


May 5th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by BNO News
MANAS, INDIA (BNO NEWS) – Two clouded leopard cubs have been returned to the wild for the first time in India, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said Tuesday.The orphaned cubs, ... 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...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Environment |

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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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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OPEC delegates to keep oil output steady


September 9th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 9 (DPA) Delegates indicated the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would keep present output quotas and not cut production, as they prepared for a late-night meeting of their oil ... Read more...

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India-Nepal land dispute threatens tiger reserve (With Image)


August 5th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah Susta (Bihar), Aug 5 (IANS) The presence of illegal settlers is threatening wildlife in the Susta region of the Valmiki Tiger Reserve as forest staff don't patrol the area because ... Read more...

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Hand-raised Asiatic bear cubs released into the wild


May 31st, 2009 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Three Asiatic black bear cubs have been released into the wild in Assam's Manas National Park after being hand-raised by an animal keeper as part of a ... Read more...

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