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Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 02:41

Firefighters in Northern California today battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

Rhino killed in Kaziranga National Park; toll 20

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:45

A male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam in the wee hours today taking the rhino toll to 20 this year, said a forest official.

65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles spotted

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:26

Around 65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles have been spotted in Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha`s Kendrapara district and the number is likely to increase as the counting process was still on, officials said.

Hundreds flee wildfire in Spain`s Costa del Sol

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 06:01

Around 600 people were evacuated from a village in Spain`s Costa del Sol as a wildfire threatened to engulf homes in the tourist hotspot, local authorities said.

UN chief `adopts` lion cub in Kenya

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:11

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon capped off a week of high-level UN discussions on the environment by "adopting" a 6-month-old lion cub today.

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area granted World Heritage site status

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:29

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA), located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, has been granted the prestigious World Heritage site status by the UNESCO at its ongoing meeting in Doha, Qatar.

Birds throng Bhitarkanika National Park

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 23:19

With the onset of monsoon, thousands of birds have started arriving in Odisha`s Bhitarkanika National Park for nesting, an official said Friday.

Central California wildfire burns out of control, threatens 100 homes

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 11:21

A wildfire burning west of Yosemite National Park in central California threatened more than 100 homes on Tuesday as it raged out of control in brush left bone dry by severe drought, state fire officials said. 

Vidarbha: Wildlife enthusiasts gear up for `Waterhole Census`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 16:54

Wildlife enthusiasts from across the country have thronged Vidarbha region to witness the `Waterhole Census` of animals in forests and tiger reserves tomorrow when a full moon will light up the night sky

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 10:36

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.

Eastern Swamp Deer census begins in Kaziranga

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 00:42

The seventh census of Eastern swamp deer began today in the four ranges of Kaziranga National Park.

Eastern Swamp Deer census begins in Kaziranga

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 19:46

The seventh census of Eastern swamp deer began today in the four ranges of Kaziranga National Park.