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Man-animal conflicts on the rise in Odisha
KRUSHNA KUMAR MISHRA | Dhenkanal
The Pioneer , Wednesday, April 13, 2011

While more than 250 elephants have died due to various reasons in 24 forest divisions of the State, reportedly, the elephant herds have trampled over 270 human beings to death in last five years. ...More


Forest dept inserts microchips in snakes for identification
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Delhi Forests and Wildlife Department is inserting microchips inside snakes owned by snake charmers in order to give each snake a unique identity (ID). According to an amendment of 2000 of the Wi ...More


Obsession with tiger could backfire: Experts
Deepak Gidwani
DNA India , Monday, April 11, 2011

Dudhwa National Park, which houses over half of the world's deer, is now facing a crisis on this very count. With rapid depletion of its natural habitat, deer here are critically endangered. Dudhwa N ...More


Endangered Gangetic dolphin poached
Alok K N Mishra, TNN
Times of India , Sunday, April 10, 2011

PATNA: In a shocking incident, suspected poachers late on Friday night killed a six-feet-long male Gangetic dolphin, declared an endangered species, on the banks of river Ganga. The national aquat ...More


Spot the tiger... aboard a chopper !
The Stateman , Sunday, April 10, 2011

SIR, ~ After independence, Jim Corbett, the great humanist and hunter, had appealed to Jawaharlal Nehru to ensure the protection of tigers against indiscriminate hunting. Unfortunately this appeal wa ...More


Endangered Gangetic dolphin poached
ALOK K N MISHRA,TNN
The Economic Times , Sunday, April 10, 2011

PATNA: In a shocking incident, suspected poachers late on Friday night killed a six-feet-long male Gangetic dolphin, declared an endangered species, on the banks of river Ganga. The national aquat ...More


WB approves $39 million for wildlife project in Bangladesh, Nepal
PTI
The Economic Times , Saturday, April 09, 2011

WASHINGTON: As part of its effort to strengthen regional cooperation for wildlife protection in Asia, the World Bank has approved a $39 million financial assistance to Bangladesh and Nepal. Th ...More


WB approves $39 million for wildlife project in Bangladesh, Nepal
PTI
Times of India , Saturday, April 09, 2011

WASHINGTON: As part of its effort to strengthen regional cooperation for wildlife protection in Asia, the World Bank has approved a $39 million financial assistance to Bangladesh and Nepal. Th ...More


State to contest figures on tiger census
N. Rahul
The Hindu , Tuesday, April 05, 2011

HYDERABAD: The State government is likely to contest the count in the tiger census carried out by the Wildlife Institute of India and the National Tiger Conservation Authority fixing the population of ...More


Haryana forest dept. launches new scheme
Special Correspondent
The Hindu , Sunday, April 03, 2011

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Forest Department has launched a scheme for the adoption of wild animals or birds in zoos and deer parks to protect them, Forest and Environment Minister Ajay Singh Yadav said ...More


Also in danger but ignored
Atul Sethi
The Times of India , Sunday, April 03, 2011

Leopard In India, leopard conservation is often clubbed with tigers because many leopards are in tiger reserves. But, no reliable count is available. Conservationists believe this has affected their ...More


Should we be celebrating the score-board yet?
K ULLAS KARANTH
The Economic Times , Friday, April 01, 2011

The celebrations unfolding about 16% increase in tiger numbers (to 1,706) across the country deserve a closer look. To demand such scrutiny is not to deny the essential fact that the central governm ...More


MP sees decline in big cats, loses 'Tiger State' tag to Karnataka
Staff reporter
The Deccan Herald , Friday, April 01, 2011

Despite a 12 per cent rise in the population of big cats in the country, Madhya Pradesh popularly known as the 'Tiger State' witnessed a decline in their numbers resulting in loss of this covete ...More


Should we be celebrating the score-board yet?
K ULLAS KARANTH
Times of India , Friday, April 01, 2011

The celebrations unfolding about 16% increase in tiger numbers (to 1,706) across the country deserve a closer look. To demand such scrutiny is not to deny the essential fact that the central gover ...More


A new initiative for the tiger
Isabel Guerrero
Live Mint , Thursday, March 31, 2011

India, with more than half of the world’s wild tigers, has a key role to play to save this iconic species from extinction. At India’s invitation, representatives of the 13 tiger range countries and th ...More


Blame game begins over loss of ‘Tiger State' tag
With the dethroning of MP as Tiger State by Karnataka now the focus has shifted to find who was responsible, writes Vivek Trivedi
The Pioneer , Thursday, March 31, 2011

It was always on the cards. Wildlife lovers, conservation activists and others saw it coming except for the authorities, which mattered the most. Now, there will be heated debates, allegations, co ...More


Tiger count goes up
The Tribune , Wednesday, March 30, 2011

THE dwindling number of tigers, which stood at a dismal 1,411 in the last census, has been a cause of concern for some time. In the light of the plummeting tiger population, the recent figures that sh ...More


Number of India’s big cats increases by 295
Vibha Sharma
The Tribune , Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Delhi, March 28 India’s tiger population is up from the last tracked figure of 1,411, when the last Census was conducted. The big cat count in the country is now up to a soothing 1,706 with the a ...More


More tigers, less space
Chetan Chauhan
The Hindustan Times , Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Call it a tiger paradox. The number of tigers in India has increased from 1,411 to 1,706 in four years but the total tiger area has shrunk from nine million hectares to seven million hectares. Tiger ...More


Contiguous forests boost tiger population
Subhash Chandra N S
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A rich, dense and contiguous forest cover across the Western Ghats is the principal reason behind the burgeoning population of tigers in Karnataka. The tiger’s natural habitat across the Western Gha ...More


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