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Bird gets endangered tag from BNHS
Pune Mirror , Thursday, June 11, 2015

Joint research with UK-based Birdlife International finds a 90 per cent decline in numbers of Yellow-breasted Bunting, a migratory bird that visits India Rapid urbanisation and its resultant habita ...More


Rampant Frog Poaching in State to Meet Demand From Tourists in Goa
Marx Tejaswi
The New Indian Express , Monday, June 08, 2015

KARWAR: With monsoon fast approaching, poachers are out to catch frogs again, thanks to the huge demand for the amphibian meat among foreign tourists. Frog meat is popular among the Russians and Span ...More


SIT proposed in tiger poaching cases
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Monday, June 08, 2015

NAGPUR: To increase the scope of the probe in tiger poaching cases, a proposal has been sent to the state government to set up a special investigating team (SIT). The move comes two years after one of ...More


Outreach on social media against illegal trade of lesser-known species
BINDU SHAJAN PERAPPADAN
The Hindu , Monday, June 08, 2015

A digital media campaign on illegal trade in lesser-known and non-charismatic wildlife species — including pangolins, owls and mongooses — that ended this past week, claims to have reached out to near ...More


Pride is in numbers: We saved Gir's Asiatic lions, but is it enough?
Poulomi Banerjee
The Hindustan Times , Monday, June 08, 2015

In December 2014, journalist Nick Kirkpatrick reported on a change in a certain tribal tradition in Africa in the Washington Post. The third annual Maasai Olympics which gave the young men of the trib ...More


Experts oppose clause, say will fuel poaching
Mayuri Phadnis
Pune Mirror , Monday, June 08, 2015

USE OF ANIMALS FOR RITUALS BNHS and NGOs write to forest ministry, asking for withdrawal of the suggestion, claiming the clause will make way for legal loopholes that will lead to its misuse W ...More


UNESCO warns against rhino poaching
The Assam Tribune , Sunday, June 07, 2015

KOCHI, May 17 – The one-horned rhinos in Assam’s Manas Wildlife Sanctuary are faced with the threat of extinction within 30 years if the authorities fail to crack down on poaching with all the powers ...More


Cauvery basin's iconic fish on the brink of extinction
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Sunday, June 07, 2015

The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world's most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction, researchers, including those from India, have warned. Ever since the publication of H ...More


Save the mighty mahseer
MADHUMITHA SRINIVASAN
The Hindu , Sunday, June 07, 2015

Despite Tata Power’s sustainable campaign and breeding programme, the fish remains elusive. Fishing for mahseer in a well-stocked submontane river is, in my opinion, the most fascinating of all field ...More


UN panel plea to protect Manas
ROOPAK GOSWAMI
The Telegraph , Sunday, June 07, 2015

Guwahati, May 17: The World Heritage Committee has asked the Centre to continue increasing its efforts to combat poaching in Manas to secure the property and its recovering outstanding universal value ...More


World Environment Day: 10 environmental problems that affect Mumbai
The Hindustan Times , Friday, June 05, 2015

While a host of initiatives are being undertaken to mark World Environment Day in Mumbai, HT takes a look at ten environmental problems that affect the city. 1) Shrinking mangroves Encroachments, aq ...More


Study proposes new method to estimate elephant populations
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Friday, June 05, 2015

New Delhi: With discredited methods making the counting of elephants in India little more than educated guesses, a new study has spelt out guidelines to estimate elephant populations more scientifical ...More


For poachers, a gecko rules over one-horned rhino in grey market
Rahul Karmakar
The Hindustan Times , Friday, June 05, 2015

When three poachers were arrested in Assam’s KarbiAnglong district three years ago, it confirmed what had been an open secret for years: the state’s great one-horned rhinoceros was in severe danger b ...More


Proposed four-lane Sariska highway to invade tiger territory
Devendra Bhardwaj
The Hindustan Times , Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Ever seen a tiger cross a four-lane highway? Wildlife activists say they dread the prospect as the Rajasthan government eats into the predator’s shrinking habitat with a decision to widen a thoroughfa ...More


Mass deaths of rare antelopes in Kazakhstan stir conservation fears
AFP
The Times of India , Saturday, May 30, 2015

ASTANA, Kazakhstan: The sudden deaths of tens of thousands of endangered antelopes in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan over the past two weeks have left scientists scrambling for answers and conservationists worr ...More


200 gharial hatchlings to be reared before release in Chambal
Deshdeep Saxena
The Times of India , Friday, May 29, 2015

BHOPAL: Deori gharial rearing centre in Morena is buzzing with activities these days. Hatchlings have started emerging out of eggs of gharial collected from national Chambal sanctuary. As many as 120 ...More


First tiger death in Uttarakhand's Corbett reserve this year
Nihi Sharma Sahani
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, May 28, 2015

A tigress of Corbett reserve was found dead at the ripe old age of 12 on Tuesday. This is the first death of a tiger this year in the reserve that has 190 tigers above one and a half years of age; and ...More


Scientists mapping threatened Sloth Bear hotspots in India
Nikita Mehta
Live Mint , Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In an effort to shape future conservation strategies for the sloth bear, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society-India Program and the Centre for Wildlife Studies are working on developing d ...More


‘Big dams have affected biodiversity’
Shambhu Boro
The Assam Tribune , Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NAMERI (ECO CAMP), May 25 – “Coal mining, industrialisation, oil projects and big dams have affected biodiversity and wildlife including the wild mahseers,” said noted environmentalist and director ...More


Kenya relocates 14 black rhinos for boosting population
IANS
Business Standard , Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Monday it has so far translocated 14 black rhinos from two national parks to boost populations of the iconic species. KWS deputy spokesman Paul Muya said four rhinos we ...More


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