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Monday, March 13, 2017

Frogs heading uphill to escape climate change
The Times of India

KOZHIKODE: Giving more credence to the rising impact of climate change in the biodiversity hotspot of Wayanad, researchers have found that endangered frog species are moving up the mountains to cope with rising temperatures and drier conditions that more....

50 butterfly species spotted in Amirthi forest
The Hindu

Among them six were new; overall count in Jawadhu and Yelagiri Hills is 91 It was with little expectation that a three-member team of butterfly enthusiasts recently set out on a three-hour trek inside a forest on a trail of the fluttering species. T more....

Steps to protect vultures, improve facilities at Ramadevara Betta under way
The Hindu

Enhancing security to the critically endangered Indian long-billed vulture and improving facilities for tourists at Ramadevara Betta in Ramangaram district — where these birds are found — are under way. A popular tourist destination, Ramadevara Bett more....

SC rejects plea on reducing pollution by fitting exhaust on top of vehicles
The Hindustan Times

A plea, seeking an order for fixing the exhausts of all vehicles on the top rather than in the bottom claiming that this would lessen pollution, has been rejected by the Supreme Court. “You tell us what is the basis of your prayer. Is there any scie more....

Soon, one can monitor real-time pollution data from Ganga
Millennium Post

To monitor pollution in the Ganga on a real time basis, the Central government has installed 44 Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring Stations (RTWQMS) in the river to provide pollution data on the patterns of air pollution data in Delhi. The pollut more....

Delhi Budget could have done more to fight pollution, say experts
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Despite severe air pollution levels in recent years, the Delhi budget for 2017-18 doesn't reflect any urgency to address the problem. The globally accepted measures such as developing walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure ha more....

Plastic menace killing cattle
Telangana Today

Hyderabad: The plastic menace in the city is taking new turn, with the threat of the soft polymeric material now affecting innocent animals as well. Gauri, the cow which used to yield up to 18 litres of milk a day, was the pride of her locality in E more....

Holi 2017: How to ensure the festival of colours is happy for animals too
First Post

New Delhi: While the country is caught in the Holi revelry, every year both stray and pet animals inadvertently become victims of hooliganism, which must be stopped with increased sensitisation of the public, say animal rights organisations. Noting more....

India Today

As part of their awareness campaign, PETA too has put out As part of their awareness campaign, PETA too has put out a word of caution for people playing Holi around animals. In an article titled, "Keep Animals Safe This Holi", the Mumbai-based anim more....

Plastic-free city in a few years?
Telangana Today

Hyderabad: If the efforts of civic bodies here bear fruit, the city could be free of non-recyclable plastic in a matter of a few years. That is, if the city manages to get rid of a habit that it has found tough to get rid of despite several campaigns more....

After nilgai, peacock killed in Sohna
The Times of India

GURUGRAM: A peacock was found beheaded in Kiranj village on Friday, 30km from the city on Sohna-Palwal road, a day after there were reports of a nilgaibeing shot on Thursday evening at the same village. The villagers have sent a written complaint more....

Conservationists demand re-marking of Kolleru sanctuary boundary
The Hindu

Delineation of boundary of wetland based on contours not practical, says Prof. Sukumar The report presented to the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) by conservation scientist Raman Sukumar rejecting a proposal to reduce size of the Kolleru Wildlife more....

Despite poaching, South Africa plans for rhino horn trade
The Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's government is moving ahead with plans to allow a domestic trade and limited export of rhino horns, alarming many international conservationists who believe rhinos will be more vulnerable to poachers after a record slaught more....

Yesterdays News (Sunday, March 12, 2017 )
Bengaluru: Raw deal for city’s animals amidst Holi revelry
Dying lake turns into haven for migratory birds
Empty enclosures welcome visitors at Delhi zoo
Rain effect: air quality improves in Delhi
SC declines to entertain plea on reducing pollution
7 new animals arrive from Mysore zoo
Nilgai shot at, but forest officials turn a blind eye
39 new bird species flock to census list
Did poachers kill more Kerala jumbos? No. Fight with man over space did them in
Two held on charge of hunting sambar
Rare and endangered snow leopard dies of old age, receives grand funeral from villagers and forest dept

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