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Floods a boon for Kaziranga National Park
Mobaraque Hussain
The Assam Tribune , Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MIRZA, July 17 – Despite widespread concern about death of a large number of wild animals during the annual deluge, floods are a boon for survival of the flora and fauna in Kaziranga National Park. ...More


Russia loan for N-plant
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
The Telegraph , Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Delhi, July 17: Russia today signed a protocol granting India soft loans to cover more than half the cost of two more nuclear power plants at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu, where two 1000MW Russian r ...More


Where old saris keep Indian gaurs at bay
P. Oppili
The Hindu , Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Hindu Old sarees tied around a garden in Pannaikadu village near Kodaikanal to stop the entry of Indian Gaurs into the cultivated lands. Photo: S. James. “Hanging saris along the fence of farm l ...More


Heroes are putting their lives on the line in the fight to save tuna
The Guardian , Monday, July 16, 2012

One of the purposes of government is to protect public goods threatened by the self-interest of unscrupulous people or corporations. But what happens when governments fail? When they are either unwill ...More


The morning after in Kaziranga
Sushanta Talukdar
The Hindu , Monday, July 16, 2012

In the wake of a large number of animal deaths at Kaziranga National Park due to recent floods, environmentalists call for better management practices to meet future conservation needs Desperate situ ...More


The lesser tigers
Poonam Dhanwatey
The Times of India , Sunday, July 15, 2012

Vidarbha, with its three tiger reserves, 9 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, dominates the Central India landscape and is unique with forests lying outside the boundaries of the protected areas ...More


Natarajan to discuss hornbills issue with defence minister
Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times
The Statesman , Sunday, July 15, 2012

Andaman's endangered Narcondam hornbills may get some reprieve from environment minister Jayanthi who will take up the issue of saving the scarce bird with defence minister AK Antony. Several environm ...More


Why rhino poaching in Kaziranga is fair game
Moushumi Basu | New Delhi
The Pioneer , Thursday, July 12, 2012

After leaving behind a trail of 595 wildlife deaths in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the receding flood waters of Brahmaputra have put the forest department on alert against poachers. The rising ...More


A bird in hand
Deepthi Bhardwaj
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rampant killing of birds has myriad consequences on the ecology and population dynamics of species. Hunting forces birds to use lower-quality habitats, increases the time spent in trying to escape, d ...More


Gujarat puts ‘pride’ of lions at risk of disease and natural disaster to remain ‘world’s envy’
KATY DAIGLE
The Telegraph , Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gir, July 9: A peacock shrieks. A monkey scrambles higher into the fire-coloured canopy of a kesudo (palash) tree. And an Asiatic lion pads across the dusty earth of Gujarat’s Gir sanctuary, its onl ...More


Kaziranga loses 573 animals to flood, apathy
Naresh Mitra, TNN
The Times of India , Monday, July 09, 2012

On Sunday, Kaziranga National Park officials found 14 more carcasses of animals, taking the number of animals drowned to 573. The worst floods in the last 25 years were witnessed in 1988 when 1,203 an ...More


Forest department steps up patrolling to monitor frog poaching
Karsten Miranda, TNN
The Times of India , Monday, July 09, 2012

MARGAO: Forest department officials have decided to step up their vigilante movement to protect frogs from being hunted during the monsoons. ""We have stepped up protection to monitor activity outs ...More


Sariska Reserve on verge of confirming arrival of tiger cubs
LOKPAL SETHI | JAIPUR
The Pioneer , Sunday, July 08, 2012

After waiting for four long years, officials at the Sariska Tiger Reserve may soon find a reason to cheer as tell-tale signs point to the arrival of new tiger cubs. The officials are presently guarded ...More


Formidable yet vulnerable
N. Shiva Kumar
The Hindu , Sunday, July 08, 2012

While the tiger hogs the limelight as an animal in distress, other wild denizens are kept aside despite being in dire straits. The greater wildlife varieties hardly make news nor get the attention of ...More


Six poachers arrested, three jaw traps recovered in BRT
DHNS
Deccan Herald , Sunday, July 08, 2012

Six tiger poachers were arrested on the outskirts of Kollegal biodiversity zone that falls under the Biligiriranganathaswamy Tiger (BRT) Reserve Forest on Saturday. The arrested are Jagadish (30), ...More


New tiger sanctuary to come up in Vidarbha
TNN
Times of India , Sunday, July 08, 2012

MUMBAI: The state government on Thursday gave an in-principle approval to a new tiger sanctuary in Vidarbha's Umred-Karandla, nearly 50 km from Nagpur. With this, the total sanctuaries in the state ha ...More


Corbett officials turn tigress into jackal
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Friday, July 06, 2012

Circumstantial evidence of a tiger sacrifice was not enough. It took a forensic examination to indicate that a tigress was killed deep inside the Corbett National Park more than a month ago - not a ja ...More


When the hunter turns saviour
Atula Gupta
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Good cause When the tiger is saved, it sets off a domino effect that saves its prey, their food source and every small and big species thriving in the vast habitat. The tiger thus ensures that the en ...More


India-South Asian neighbours to curb illegal wildlife trade
PTI
Deccan Herald , Monday, July 02, 2012

Recognising the danger posed to wildlife from illegal trade, India and its South Asian neighbours have agreed to develop institutional mechanisms to promote harmonised and collaborative approaches to ...More


On the spot in Corbett, to save the stripes
Jotirmay Thapliyal
The Tribune , Sunday, July 01, 2012

WAY back in 1982, Brijendra Singh arrested at gunpoint the entire top brass of the district administration while poaching in the heart of the Corbett National Park, of which he has been Honorary Wildl ...More


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