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Odisha mining scam: `CEC member prepared wildlife conservation plan for leaseholders`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 14:56

In a case of conflict of interest, one of the members of the visiting four-member Central Empowered Committee (CEC) team, which is investigating the multi-thousand crore mining scam in Odisha, had written the wildlife conservation plan for several leaseholders who are under probe.

Snow leopard, red panda get new conservation centre

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:10

To reintroduce captive-bred endangered animals like red panda and snow leopard into the wild, the Darjeeling zoo has now started a new breeding conservation centre for wildlife.

Global alliance commits $80m to save world`s wild cats and ecosystems

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 15:59

Many environmental philanthropists have agreed to provide funding to change the course of wild cat protection through Panthera, an organization dedicated to ensuring safety to wild cats through scientific leadership and conservation action.

Solar power to light up Mayudia; help wildlife conservation

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 21:40

The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Environment and Forest department distributed solar energy equipment to 25,000 households in Mayudia to meet power crisis in the village.

Kenya sounds alarm over extinction of Grevy`s zebra

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 09:09

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says Grevy`s zebra, a rare species, is in danger of becoming extinct if urgent measures are not taken to reverse the trend.

MoEF to submit report by Jan 9 on ways to protect Kaziranga

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 18:58

The National Green Tribunal today gave time till January 9 to the Environment Ministry to submit its report on ways to protect the environment inside Kaziranga sanctuary as also the wild life there which is being affected by traffic movement on National Highway 37 passing through it.

Rs six crore for modernising state zoo

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 18:55

Assam government today announced that an amount of Rs six crore would be spend for modernising of the State Zoo cum Botanical Garden during the current financial year.

Endangered Greater Adjutant Stork finds secure home to breed

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 13:30

Greater Adjutant Stork, the world`s most endangered stork species, has found a secure home to breed in two nondescript villages of Assam`s Kamrup district, heralding a new chapter in its conservation.

New map to overcome climate change created

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 15:20

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and Stanford University have produced a roadmap that identifies the world`s most vulnerable and least vulnerable areas in the age of climate change.

Carnivorous predators enjoy a bit of fruit on the side as well!

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 17:23

It turns out that alligators and crocodiles do not live on meat alone.

Gujarat launches awareness drive to protect Asiatic lions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 21:00

With a view to inform people about legal provisions pertaining to protection of Asiatic lions, the forest department of Gujarat has launched a `Sinha Rath` (lion chariot) from Sasan Gir in Junagadh.

617 Indian sanctuaries get just Rs 1 lakh each per month

Last Updated: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 13:59

Going by the financial allocation for management of protected areas, each of the 102 national parks and 515 wildlife sanctuaries get only around Rs 12 lakh annually - around Rs 1 lakh per month.