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India bans cruel animal testing for cosmetics
Jul 01, 2013 PETA India, which had also been campaigning for this ban on animal testing, thanked Maneka Gandhi for her support on this issue.
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Global meat production falls prey to drought, disease
Oct 26, 2012 New Worldwatch Institute report examines how disease and drought have curbed global meat production and consumption.
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Illegal trade puts India's wildlife at risk
Oct 14, 2008 Not just India's national animal, the tiger, but a variety of endangered species is being poached for manufacturing traditional Chinese medicine. Poor enforcement of laws and lack of political will have made this 20 billion dollar industry, according to Interpol.
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Indian govt to launch MIS based Tiger tracking system
Aug 27, 2014 MIS based tracking would strengthen the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and help in controlling wildlife crimes in tiger reserves.
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FAO launches portal on animal welfare
Jun 01, 2009 FAO has launched a new web portal to facilitate a single access point for international and national information related to farm animal welfare. Policymakers, farmers, scientists and animal welfare experts can now access research findings, relevant legislation and policies on livestock through this online gateway.
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Human-elephant conflict rampant in South Asia
Nov 21, 2008 A new report compiled jointly by environmental groups has warned of increased human-elephant conflict across the region due to large-scale infrastructure projects. It talks of devising strategy for peaceful coexistence leading to both economic and conservation gains in the region.
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Conflict threatens wildlife in Kashmir
Feb 06, 2009 Insurgency and armed operations have put Kashmir's wildlife at risk. Deployment of troops in forest camps have led to destruction of natural habitats, making for increased human-animal encounters in the Valley.
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UN agency meet to restrict elephant, rhino poaching
Aug 17, 2011 A UN backed international convention at Geneva will focus on innovative financial mechanisms to curb the poaching of wildlife and tighten illegal trade in products like ivory, bones, timber and skins.
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Western black rhino extinct
Nov 10, 2011 The latest global assessment of threatened species reveals that black rhinos are now extinct in West Africa. Around 25% of the world’s mammals are on the brink of extinction despite continuous conservation efforts, says the report.
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Drug ban pause vulture decline in India
May 12, 2011 India’s ban on the use of diclofenac for livestock has led to a 40% decline in contaminated cattle carcasses, unsafe for feeding vultures. Researchers now say eliminating the drug can only stop the threatened species from dying out.
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How India has belled the cat
May 18, 2012 Minister of environment and forests Jayanthi Natarjan's speech at the first international stock taking meet to review the status of the Global Tiger Recovery Programme underscores India’s proud achievements in protecting the Big Cat.
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Philippines pigs may host ebola virus
Jul 17, 2009 Scientists have discovered that the Reston Ebola virus could mutate in pigs to become a dangerous health threat. Currently there are no vaccines yet for humans or animals against this virus - originally named after the Ebola river in Congo where the first outbreak occurred in 1976.
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Global warming will cause flora and fauna to migrate
Dec 29, 2009 Animals and plants will have to migrate to keep up with shifting climate belts caused by global warming, says a new study. Those in mountain regions, however, face a lower risk of being overtaken by changing climate due to large temperature swings with altitude.
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India to duck this liver bit
Jul 09, 2014 Reinforcing its stand against animal cruelty, the Indian government has banned import of foie gras or duck-liver-based food product.
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India’s livestock population down by 3.33 per cent: census
Sep 04, 2014 The population of indigenous cattle has decreased by 8.94 per cent even as the number of female animals has increased.
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Dolphin becomes India's national aquatic animal
Oct 09, 2009 Dolphin is now India’s national aquatic animal. The Union Environment Minister said that the new status would help save the rare freshwater species from disappearing from the country’s aqua map.
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Paul McCartney supports campaign to save sea turtles
Oct 22, 2012 A long time animal rights activist, Sir Paul McCartney has joined the campaign to save sea turtles in the Cayman Turtle Farm in the Cayman Islands.
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Opening a whole new world of wildlife to children
Jun 21, 2010 Two environmentalists on their mission to save the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, few kilometers from Pune, Maharashtra found that enriching unexposed tribal children about the eco-system and extinction could be the best way to safeguard wildlife. Today these children carry a legacy of love and protective attitude for their verdant home.
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India's solar-powered zoo keeps animals comfortable
Jun 30, 2010 The first in the country, Lucknow's Prince of Wales Zoological Garden is using solar energy to create a congenial environment for the animals. Renu Singh, the driving force behind the path breaking initiative is developing a micro-climate and also plans to launch a state-level solar hospital at the zoo.
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Love for bushmeat: India's rare species at risk
Apr 09, 2008 Despite the ban on hunting since 1991, rampant corruption and poor law enforcement have made it possible for poachers and forest dwellers to feast on some of India's endangered species. The craze for bushmeat is leading many creatures to near-extinction, says Shruti Ravindran
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