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End of the road for Flamingo city in Kutch?
Himanshu Kaushik
The Times of India , Monday, November 17, 2014

AHMEDABAD: Flamingo City in Kutch — the only breeding site for flamingos in Asia and home to over 1.5 lakh birds through the year—is in danger. As per the document 'Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Dange ...More


Bombay Natural History Society sounds red alert for flamingo hub
The Asian Age , Monday, November 17, 2014

The riot of pink plumage that adorns the Sewri-Mahul creek in the city could be lost forever, if steps for its conservation are not taken soon. A recent study by the Bombay Natural History Society ( ...More


US destroys six-ton ivory stockpile
Business Standard , Sunday, November 16, 2014

The United States has destroyed six tons of confiscated elephant ivory, in a move wildlife groups hailed as a bold message to criminal traffickers that the ivory is worthless. The ivory stockpile ...More


India's 10 famous bird habitats in serious danger, says study
PTI
The Times of India , Sunday, November 16, 2014

NEW DELHI: Unsustainable developmental policies and rising insensitivity towards nature have put "in serious danger" at least 10 of the country's famous bird habitats including Gujarat's Flamingo Ci ...More


India's 10 famous bird habitats in serious danger, says study
PTI
The Times of India , Sunday, November 16, 2014

NEW DELHI: Unsustainable developmental policies and rising insensitivity towards nature have put "in serious danger" at least 10 of the country's famous bird habitats including Gujarat's Flamingo Ci ...More


Despite floods, 300,000 birds flock to their Kashmir winter home
Deccan Herald , Saturday, November 15, 2014

Over 300,000 migratory birds have kept their tryst with Kashmir this year, despite recent unprecedented floods damaging their winter home. The avian visitors have flown into their wetland reserve in K ...More


4 leopards found dead at Manesar golf course
Rao Jaswant Singh & Vimal Chander Joshi
The Times of India , Saturday, November 15, 2014

GURGAON: In April this year, a nine-month-old female leopard fetched up dead at a luxury golf course in Manesar. Nobody knew how it had got there or how it had died. And now it transpires, this was no ...More


Sundarban National Park under significant threat due to failed conservation system: IUCN
Kounteya Sinha
The Times of India , Friday, November 14, 2014

LONDON: Bengal's Sundarban National Park has now been declared as "facing significant threat" due to a failed conservation system. Some of India's iconic natural wonders — Manas Wildlife Sanctuary ...More


Presence of tigers in Gadchiroli calls for total recall
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nagpur: With two incidents of tiger deaths — one in Bhamragarh and another in Chamorshi in Gadchiroli district, the state forest department needs to do a total recall as far as tiger monitoring and co ...More


Carcass of Elephant Found
The New Indian Express , Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BALASORE: Decomposed body of an elephant was found from Similipal forest in Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday. While locals claimed that the jumbo was killed for tusks, forest officials suspect that it ...More


Migratory birds, fish and mammals get new UN protection
AFP
The Economic Times , Tuesday, November 11, 2014

QUITO: Polar bears, whales, sharks and gazelles were among 31 new species granted new protection status by the UN conservation body, following six days of "intense" talks by leading conservationists ...More


WWF to provide legal know-how to forest staff
Seema Sharma
The Times of India , Monday, November 10, 2014

DEHRADUN: The lack of awareness among forest department staff regarding the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 is a major reason why poachers and offenders often walk away scot-free or with minimal punishm ...More


Poachers responsible for dwindling blackbuck numbers
S. Bhuvaneshwari
The Hindu , Monday, November 10, 2014

There are currently 175 blackbucks in Bidaregudi Kaval of Tumakuru district Rampant poaching has resulted in the reducing population of the highly-endangered blackbucks at Bidaregudi Kaval of Koneha ...More


State chosen shipping route for illegal trade in leopard parts: study
Divya Gandhi
The Hindu , Monday, November 10, 2014

Central India has turned into a “hub” for leopard poaching, with Karnataka being the chosen shipping route for illegal trade in leopard parts, finds a DNA-based study of seized wildlife products. A ...More


Wildlife crime bureau database to help anti-poaching ops
Vijay Pinjarkar
The Times of India , Saturday, November 08, 2014

NAGPUR: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), a statutory body under the ministry of environment, forests & climate change, is finalizing a wildlife crime database for all 47 tiger reserves in the cou ...More


Museum of bio-diversity
PUSHPA CHARI
The Hindu , Friday, November 07, 2014

On how sacred groves are restored across the country. The origin of the ancient sacred groves, scattered all over India, goes back to the pre-agricultural hunter–gatherer. As he migrated in search o ...More


Bird Meat Seized, Poacher Arrested
The New Indian Express , Friday, November 07, 2014

BHUBANESWAR: The Chilika Wildlife Division arrested a poacher and seized bird meat from his possession at Sundarpur village under Tangi range on Wednesday night. The poached bird was a Large Whiskere ...More


Rare snow leopard found in China
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, November 06, 2014

A rare snow leopard was spotted for the first time in China since 2006 at a nature reserve in the country's northwest. The animal was spotted in a photo when a researcher, Hellat with the Annanba ...More


Tight vigil in Chilika to check poaching
TNN
The Times of India , Thursday, November 06, 2014

BERHAMPUR : Patrolling around Chilika Lake has been intensified ahead of Chhadakhai on Friday, a day after Kartika Purnima. Hindus refrain from eating non-vegetarian food during the month of Kartik ...More


Rare snow leopard found in China
Press Trust of India
Business Standard , Thursday, November 06, 2014

A rare snow leopard was spotted for the first time in China since 2006 at a nature reserve in the country's northwest. The animal was spotted in a photo when a researcher, Hellat with the Annanba ...More


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