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Wildlife bill gives tiger lion's share of protection
Aug 13, 2013 The new Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill-2013 saw a massive provision to save the tiger, but had hardly any for the lions of India which are also facing a dire fate.
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South Indian state mulls burning ivory at its disposal
Aug 05, 2013 Burning the hoard may make elephant poaching even rarer in the state, experts believe.
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Entries invited for CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Film Festival
Mar 15, 2011 CMS Vatavaran invites entries for 10 Indian and 10 International categories for the 6th biennial edition of Environment and Wildlife Film Festival to be held from December 6-10, 2011. The deadline for submission of entry is May 31, 2011.
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Indian government advises caution on cellphone radiation
Aug 21, 2012 A report by an expert committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, has said that Electro-Magnetic Radiations (EMR) from communication towers are interfering with the biological systems of birds and. The ministry has now recommended precaution and released a list of to dos over the impacts of EMR.
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Indian PM wants better coordination between wildlife enforcement agencies
Sep 06, 2012 Indian PM Manmohan Singh has called for greater coordination between intelligence and enforcement agencies to counter the ill-effects of poaching that are posing major problems to wildlife conservation efforts.
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Hotels and resorts to be charged wildlife tourism fee
Jul 11, 2012 The Ministry of Environment and Forests has decided to charge hotels and resorts, that lie within a five kilometre radius of national park and sanctuaries, with a minimum 10 per cent of their profit earned through wildlife tourism. Government plans to spend this fund on conserving forests, managing human-wildlife conflict and generating livelihood for local communities.
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India bans shark 'finning' to protect species
Aug 27, 2013 Worldwide, sharks are in sharp decline, with some species' numbers now 10 per cent of what they were three decades ago.
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UN aims to improve measures to halt wildlife poaching
Mar 04, 2013 Some 2,000 representatives from 150 governments, indigenous groups, businesses and civil society gathered at a United Nations-backed conference in Bangkok, Thailand, which aims to find ways to stop wildlife poaching and illegal trading.
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Poachers kill a rhino in India's national park
Jan 28, 2013 In what seems to be a setback to the efforts made for conserving wildlife in India, a rhino has been killed in at the World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National park of Assam.
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Mining sanction to steer India towards ecological ruin
Oct 15, 2010 The Maharashtra government's approval of 49 mining leases in Western Ghats, could lead to one of the worst ecological disasters in years. The region is one of the last few densely forested areas in India and is home to a wide range of wildlife species.
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Asian countries record highest illegal tiger trade
Nov 10, 2010 A study done by British-based Traffic International with support from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) said that more than 1,000 tigers have been killed in Asia over the last decade for illegal trade in parts. With barely 3,500 remaining in the wild, the region’s tiger population is nearing extinction.
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Summit seeks to double tiger population
Nov 22, 2010 Tiger population has declined by almost 40% in the past ten years, bringing the tiger closer to extinction every passing year. The International Tiger Conservation Forum, to be held in Russia, will discuss proposals on protecting habitat, tackling poaching, and financing conservation efforts.
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Focus on preserving breeding areas to triple tiger numbers: WWF
Jan 27, 2011 Worldwide Fund for Nature said that the goal of doubling tiger numbers by 2022, set in a November Summit in Russia, is achievable if global efforts were made to preserve breeding areas. Asian tiger reserves can support over 10,000 tigers if breeding grounds are connected by habitat corridors and poaching and construction are checked in such landscapes.
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Plastic poisoning in oceans threatens marine life, human health
Apr 05, 2011 A recent conference on marine debris ended with a commitment to check the unabated influx of plastic in the oceans, the first step taken in this direction in a decade. Plastic poisoning has affected 276 marine species, mostly sea turtles, and has posed serious health risks for humans.
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Earth home to 8.7 million unique species
Aug 24, 2011 In the most accurate study to date, scientists reporting in the journal PLoS Biology have estimated the number of existing species to be 8.7 million, of which more than 85% are unknown to science.
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Javan rhino extinct in Vietnam
Oct 26, 2011 Last known Javan rhino in Vietnam has died, leaving only a small population in Indonesia to ensure the species' survival, say conservationists.
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Elephant poaching hit record levels in 2011
Dec 30, 2011 More elephant tusks were seized in 2011 since the ivory trade was banned in 1998 to save the animals from extinction, say wildlife experts.
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India's Intanki National Park: Sprawling settlements, dwindling wildlife
Jan 08, 2011 Increasing pressure on the limited arable land and insurgency have jointly contributed to an increased number of settlements by encroachers in the north-eastern state of Nagaland, India. The forest, which earlier covered over 8,800 hectares and was home to several rare species, has now shrunk to a mere 176 hectares.
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India: Chhattisgarh govt scraps elephant reserve plan for coal mining
Feb 01, 2011 Documents show that the Chhattisgarh government first shrank a proposed elephant reserve then delayed notifying it and slyly aborted it to give way to coal mining. Scrapping the reserve will not only betray the original purpose of reducing man-elephant conflicts but will also destroy the irreplaceable virgin forests in the area.
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India: People (un)friendly tiger conservation measures fuel hostility among locals
Mar 02, 2011 The Indian government has approved several new tiger reserves without consulting local communities who live in tiger habitats, thereby threatening their livelihood and cultural rights. Ashish Kothari argues that the government should secure existing reserves with viable populations rather than creating new ones, and re-examine its people-unfriendly conservation approach to prevent conflict and hostility.
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India: Government halts tribal eviction from National Parks
May 17, 2011 The new draft policy recognises co-existence between tribals and wildlife in some cases allowing forest dwellers to play a greater role in the management of the national parks. A controversial eviction of forest dwellers from the parks had created some 100,000 ‘conservation refugees’.
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Threatened, endangered, extinct
Jun 08, 2011 A recent study lists the one of heaviest flying birds - Great Indian Bustard as critically endangered. The study also reports that the number of threatened bird species is increasing, especially in the forested tropics.
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Bangladesh force to save tigers
Jun 14, 2011 Bangladesh is set to launch a special police task force to save tigers in Sundarbans in response to rise in poaching and smuggling. The task force is first of its kind to combat the sophisticated wildlife poachers.
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Conserving endangered snow leopards in Afghanistan
Jul 25, 2011 A dwindling species of snow leopards has been discovered across the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Global players have come forward to protect these elusive big cats through a community-led management approach.
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Tiger count rises in India
Jul 29, 2011 Tiger population has risen by 20% due to increased density in certain states and inclusion of new forest land under the survey, a new government report says. However, loss of natural habitat remains a major threat for tigers to flourish.
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Flouting ban on drug endangers Indian vultures
Sep 12, 2011 A survey has found that the toxic drug diclofenac, banned for killing India's critically endangered vultures, is still widely available and may jeopardise efforts to restore wild populations by means of captive breeding programs.
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TRAFFIC helps to claw back illegal parrot trade in India
Feb 16, 2012 New Delhi-based NGO TRAFFIC India, with support from WWF, is building the capacity of police, customs officials, the forest departments and others in identifying various species of Indian parrots, to halt the illegal practice of bird trade.
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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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Wildlife crimes getting more organised in India: experts
Aug 05, 2013 Low risk and high profit is luring more people to this trade," said the head of TRAFFIC India Dr Shekhar Kumar Niraj.
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India loses 50 tigers in six months
Aug 07, 2013 Currently, India has around 1,500 tigers and National Tiger Conservation Authority maintains a photographic record of each one of them.
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