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Villagers to be relocated from Odisha sanctuary

The Odisha government has decided to relocate the villagers living in the core areas of Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary in Kendrapada district, an official said here on Sunday.

22 held for intruding into Gahirmatha marine sanctuary

In a crackdown, 22 fishermen were taken into custody on charge of unlawful fishing activity along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, a senior forest officer said on Friday.

Elephant cannot be shifted as it is aggressive, state tells HC

Maharashtra govt told Bombay High Court that it has not been possible to shift elephant `Sunder` of Jyotiba Temple from Warnanagar in Kolhapur to a sanctuary in Bangalore because it was not cooperating.

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed Friday for a third time, with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said.

Three elephants found dead in Orissa Sanctuary

The carcasses of three
elephants, one with its tusk missing, have been found in the
Similipal Sanctuary in Odisha.

Possibility of terrorists seeking haven in Kolkata

The Kolkata Police on Wednesday warned
that there was a possibility of terrorists seeking sanctuary
in the metropolis and directed landlords against letting out
their premises without verifying the antecedents of tenants.

Haqqani network has sanctuary in Pakistan: US

The Haqqani network has its sanctuary in Pakistan, which is being used by the terrorist outfit to launch attacks against the US-led coalition forces
inside Pakistan.

Bird species feared to have vanished in Sikkim blaze

A number of bird species may have
vanished in a fire that had broken out in Kitam Bird Sanctuary
in South Sikkim.

Steps to convert Big Lake into sanctuary

Steps would be taken to convert
3000 hectares Big lakeinto a bird
sanctuary with increase in arrival of migratory birds like
cranes and pelicans and the start of their breeding
season, a top wildlife official said Friday.

Afghan Taliban leaders used Pak as a sanctuary: Report

The recent arrest of two Taliban governors in Pakistan demonstrates the extent to which Taliban leaders have been able to use Pakistan as a sanctuary to plan and mount attacks in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports.

Turtles dying en-masse in Orissa’s Gahirmatha sanctuary

Sighting of bloated and motionless bodies of Olive Ridley sea turtles lend credence to the belief that unlawful trawling operation despite prohibition is in full swing along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary.

Palau creates world`s first shark sanctuary

Palau is creating the world`s first shark sanctuary, a biological hotspot to protect great hammerheads, leopard sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and more than 130 other species fighting extinction in the Pacific Ocean.