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Enter the tiger: how Panna got its stripes back
Shreya Sethuraman
Hindustan Times , Monday, February 17, 2014

She puts one paw on the edge of the cage, then takes it back in. She pauses and peeps out, looking to her right and to her left, growling as she tries to gauge her surroundings. She’s hedging; you w ...More


Rhinos being killed with alarming frequency in Assam
The Times of India , Monday, February 17, 2014

GUWAHATI: The killing of seven rhinos in the state within a span of a month-and-a-half has proved once again that poachers can still strike the one-horned pachyderm at will and almost with impunity. ...More


dna edit: Preying on animals
DNA , Monday, February 17, 2014

Shrinking habitats and poaching continue to thwart efforts at wildlife conservation, even as the government fails to show resolve in protecting the country’s biodiversity. It is depressing but true ...More


Slashing Satkosia Area Sparks Resentment
The New Indian Express , Monday, February 17, 2014

The Odisha Government’s move to reduce 159 sq km from Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary has sparked off strong reactions with an environment organisation demanding withdrawal of the decision of State Boa ...More


Chhattisgarh's state bird Bastar Hill Mynah back from the brink
Rashmi Drolia,
The Times of India , Monday, February 17, 2014

RAIPUR: There is some good news for bird enthusiasts. Chhattisgarh's state bird, Bastar Hill Mynah, was on the verge of extinction — now, its flock is increasing. A group of 150 whistling birds were ...More


Assam plan to save rhinos by dehorning stirs debate
Anup Sharma
The Pioneer , Saturday, February 15, 2014

With the Assam Government mulling a proposal to dehorn some of the famous one-horned rhinos, several civil society organisations as well as conservation groups in the State has opposed the move. Fail ...More


Global poaching trade worth $10 billion a year, Chatham House says
Paul Burkhardt
Live Mint , Friday, February 14, 2014

Johannesburg: Smuggling of endangered species and their products mainly from sub-Saharan Africa by international organized crime rings and armed groups is worth as much as $10 billion a year, Chatham ...More


Assam to dehorn rhinos to save them
Prasanta Mazumdar
DNA , Friday, February 14, 2014

The rhinos face a threat to their lives for their horn. So, the forest department in Assam is now mulling over the idea of dehorning the animal to save it from poachers. For years, scores of rhinos h ...More


London wildlife summit aims to tackle Asian demand
Business Standard , Friday, February 14, 2014

Representatives from more than 40 countries gathered in London today aiming to agree on a landmark global declaration on the illegal wildlife trade in elephants, rhinos and tigers, with all eyes on se ...More


Prince Charles urges focus on Indian wildlife
Business Standard , Friday, February 14, 2014

Britain's Prince Charles has called on the international community to ensure India's wildlife is protected. The heir to Britain's throne was joined by both his sons, William and Harry, at an inter ...More


Keeping the Tiger Safe
K Naresh Kumar
The New Indian Express , Friday, February 14, 2014

“The debate about development at the cost of environment is an ongoing one. If one looks at the extent of protected area in the country, it does not exceed more than four per cent of the total land ...More


How safe are Vidarbha tigers?
The Indian Express , Friday, February 14, 2014

The impunity with which tigers were killed in Vidarbha and their skins traded in and around Nagpur within a few months in 2012-13 has raised many questions about the safety of tigers and the quality o ...More


More birds visit Pulicat lake this season
P. Oppili
The Hindu , Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pulicat lake, more than 60 km away from the city on the northern fringes, has attracted a large number of migratory birds this season too. Naturalists who visited the place recently said nearly 50,00 ...More


Football tourney launched to promote conservation of elephants
Business Standard , Thursday, February 13, 2014

A three-day soccer tournament is currently underway in the state with its aim being to highlight the plight of the Asian elephant and the need for their conservation with special emphasis on the Ripu- ...More


When dance of gods goes 'wild'
K R Rajeev,
The Times of India , Thursday, February 13, 2014

KOZHIKODE: The annual Theyyam season, currently underway in North Kerala, has always been the high point of ritualistic dance and cult worship. It gives a unique spectacle of transformation of the ord ...More


Poachers learnt about tiger presence for a mere 200
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NAGPUR: Four tigers could have been saved from falling prey to poaching in Masondi in East Melghat Division if informer Madhu Sawalkar had turned down the paltry 200 offered by poachers last year. How ...More


Odisha Okays Smaller Satkosia
Siba Mohanty
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Odisha Government on Tuesday gave its official stamp of approval to de-notify 159 sq km from Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary which forms a large part of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The move to reduce the ...More


Pench Tiger Reserve eco-development committees gear up for forest conservation
Vijay Pinjarkar,
The times of India , Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NAGPUR: The village eco-development committees (EDCs) set up in Maharashtra side of Pench Tiger Reserve have geared up for involving community participation in conservation of forest and tigers. Satp ...More


US bans commercial ivory trade
Business Standard , Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The United States has clamped down on the domestic trade of elephant ivory as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the threat to wildlife from poachers. The White House administrativ ...More


Task Force formed to stop killing of migratory birds
Chandra Bhushan Pandey,
The Times of India , Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MOTIHARI: Environment and forest department principal secretary Deepak Kumar has directed the district magistrate of East Champaran to take immediate steps to stop the killing, trapping and marketing ...More


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