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Regulate tiger tourism
The Asian Age , Friday, July 27, 2012

Environmentalists have welcomed the Supreme Court order banning tourism in core areas of tiger reserves. Tour operators have not. Wildlife tours attract sizeable numbers, and the tourism industry fear ...More


Tourism ban will not help the Big Cat
Business lines , Friday, July 27, 2012

The Supreme Court’s decision banning tourism in core areas of tiger habitats overlooks several critical considerations. It will harm, rather then help, the cause of tiger conservation. For a start, ...More


Central African nations launch joint initiative to tackle poaching
The Guardian , Friday, July 27, 2012

Seized ivory was burned in Gabon last month in a ceremony to symbolise the country's commitment to ending poaching and other wildlife crimes. Photograph: James Morgan/WWF-CANON VIA AP IMAGES Central ...More


Himalayan Tahr herd sighted again after yrs
PNS | Dehradun
The Pioneer , Thursday, July 26, 2012

The increased sightings of the Himalayan Tahr in some areas near the Indo-Tibet border in Chamoli district have buoyed the spirits of wildlife researchers and forest department staff. In spite of the ...More


SC cages tiger tour, stirs deep concern
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The Telegraph , Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Delhi, July 24: The Supreme Court today banned tourism in the core areas of India’s tiger reserves till further orders, fuelling fears among tour operators and some conservationists that people wo ...More


Curiosity kills the cat, rules SC
PNS | New Delhi
The Pioneer , Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ordering an immediate ban on all tourism activities in the core areas of tiger reserves, parks and sanctuaries, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set a three-week deadline for all those States which are ye ...More


Vietnam, Laos and Mozambique do least to halt trade in animal parts: WWF
The Economic Times , Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A tiger sits in a cage at a tiger farm in southern Binh Duong province, Vietnam. (AP Photo) OSLO, - Vietnam, Laos and Mozambique are the countries that do the least to crack down on an illegal trade ...More


Affluent Vietnamese driving rhino horn poaching in South Africa, report warns
The Guardian , Monday, July 23, 2012

Conservationists say conspicuous consumption from a growing middle class is opening a new market in the illegal wildlife trade Conspicuous consumption from a growing middle class in Vietnam is dri ...More


Goverment to launch recovery programme for Great Indian Bustard
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The Times of India , Monday, July 23, 2012

NEW DELHI: India is launching a recovery programme for Great Indian Bustard, one of the largest flying bird species, which is on the brink of extinction. The Environment ministry has issued guidel ...More


Development vs space imperils man, animal
Moushumi Basu | New Delhi
The Pioneer , Thursday, July 19, 2012

Be it the shooting down of black buck in Maharashtra by the kin of a State Minister recently or the killing of a six-year-old girl by a leopard in the State on the fringes of Sanjay Gandhi National Pa ...More


Bodies of 14 rare Sumatran tigers seized
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Times of India , Thursday, July 19, 2012

JAKARTA: Indonesian police seized 14 preserved bodies of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers in a raid on a house near Jakarta, a spokesman said Thursday. A man identified as F.R. was arrested Tue ...More


Chinkara found dead in Sirsa village, poaching suspected
Bhaskar Mukherjee, TNN
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SIRSA: In yet another incident of alleged poaching, a young chinkara was found shot dead in Raipur village of the district on Monday morning. The chinkara's death comes within days of five blackbucks ...More


Russia loan for N-plant
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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


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


Save the tiger from extinction
Author: Prerna Singh Bindra
The Pioneer , Wednesday, July 18, 2012

While there is a lot that is being done to protect the tigers, much more needs to be done. Tiger habitats are fast shrinking and forest staff are largely demotivated and lowly paid. And poaching still ...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


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


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


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