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Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out
AP
Business Standard , Thursday, July 02, 2015

The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 4,000-km journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out ...More


Lupita Nyong’o on mission to save elephants
PTI
The Indian Express , Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has returned to her native Kenya to lead a new campaign aimed at halting the ongoing slaughter of elephants for their ivory tusks. The “12 Years a Slave” star has ...More


Forest dept, NGOs join hands for IUCN tiger project
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 01, 2015

NAGPUR: The state forest department and leading NGOs in the region will join hands to prepare a concept plan for tiger corridor conservation under International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUC ...More


Survey to trace Indian pangolin in 9 districts of TN
M T Saju
The Times of India , Wednesday, July 01, 2015

CHENNAI: Indian pangolins are listed as endangered as they are subject to poaching and hunting mainly for their meat and scales. To save this nocturnal mammal, a team of wildlife scientists is plannin ...More


Lupita Nyong'o leads fight against elephant poaching
Wildlife
India Today , Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has become a global elephant ambassador for international conservation organisation WildAid. The Oscar-winning actress has returned to Kenya to become a global el ...More


Lupita Nyong'o on mission to save elephants
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has returned to her native Kenya to lead a new campaign aimed at halting the ongoing slaughter of elephants for their ivory tusks. The "12 Years a Slave" star ...More


Sniffer dog to track poachers in Kaziranga
Naresh Mitra
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Guwahati: Karina, a German Shepherd specially trained to track poachers, arrived at Kaziranga National Park in the state on Sunday. With poaching in Kaziranga and other rhino habitats in Assam rising, ...More


Bio-diversity studies need upgradation
Sudipto Chatterjee
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Biodiversity conservation is not a destination but a journey. While the rationale for this long and enduring journey is clear, often the avenues are not, due to our inadequate knowledge of the interre ...More


Elephant population rises in Odisha
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, June 29, 2015

Despite the death of 231 elephants in the past three years in Odisha, their population in the state has increased to 1,954 this year from the 1,930 recorded in the 2012 census. The 2015 Elephant Cens ...More


Rhino killed in Assam's Kaziranga park
IANS
Business Standard , Monday, June 29, 2015

Poachers have killed yet another world famous one-horned rhino in Assam's Kaziranga national park, taking the number to 12 since January this year, officials said on Monday. Park officials said the g ...More


Environment ministry asks for conservation plan for wild water buffaloes
Mayank Aggarwal
Live Mint , Monday, June 29, 2015

New Delhi: The environment and forest ministry has asked the Chhattisgarh state to submit a conservation plan to protect the endangered wild buffalo after reports that only one female of the species i ...More


Sniffer dogs to protect wildlife zones in 7 tiger states
Akash Vashishtha
Mail Today , Friday, June 26, 2015

Adding teeth to the anti-poaching regime in country, 14 new sniffer dogs will be deployed in the key wildlife zones of the country. The new fleet of 14 sniffer dogs will be deputed in seven tiger sta ...More


Core ingredient: Tea
Nandita Iyer
Live Mint , Friday, June 26, 2015

“Drink it. After a few moments you will begin to think that the place you’ve come to isn’t maybe quite so strange and crazy after all.” And that’s how Douglas Adams concludes his hilarious essay on ...More


Sariska tigresses too stressed out to conceive
Kartikey Dev Singh
DNA , Thursday, June 25, 2015

In 2005, Sariska Tiger Reserve (Near Alwar) lost all its tigers to poaching. In the years that followed, a massive reintroduction programme was initiated to populate the park with big cats again. Cons ...More


Tiger parked on islet could stray into villages after monsoon
Rashi Lal,
The Times of India , Wednesday, June 24, 2015

LUCKNOW: In what could turn out to be a repeat of the Rehmankhera crisis, a female tiger which has strayed onto a small island under Shuklaganj might move towards villages once rains flood the island. ...More


App Leaves Footprints in Jungle Patrolling
Meera Bhardwaj
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BENGALURU: Since its launch in February last year, Hejje, a mobile application for habitat monitoring and tracking, has been working wonders for the forest department. The app has been assisting off ...More


7 held for poaching monitor lizards
TNN
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CHANDRAPUR: A posse of Chandrapur forest range personnel nabbed seven persons for poaching monitor lizards in forest village Junona on the outskirts of the city. Officers seized three chopping knives ...More


3D-printed rhino horns to curb poaching
Poaching
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A biotech firm has managed to 3D print rhino horns as part of a bid to curb poaching. Pembient, a startup based in San Francisco, plans to flood the Chinese market with the synthetic horns which carry ...More


Maharashtra to declare Thane creek area as 'Flamingo Sanctuary'
Sujit Mahamulkar
The Times of India , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MUMBAI: The state government has decided to declare 17 sq km area along Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary. Also the government will approach to the UNESCO to get the stretch of Thane Creek as Ramsar S ...More


A safe haven for otters in TB river bed
Bosky Khanna Bengaluru: June 23, 2015, DHNS
Deccan Herald , Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Karnataka now has the first-ever dedicated Otter Conservation Reserve situated downstream of the Tungabhadra river. The Department of Forest, Environment and Ecology, through a gazette notification ...More


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