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Orphaned Otter pups rescued from Kaziranga

Orphaned Otter pups rescued from Kaziranga

GUWAHATI: Three smooth-coated otter pups, rescued from the floods at the Kaziranga National Park last week, are currently being hand-reared at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC). The…

Wildlife perish in Assam flood waters

Wildlife perish in Assam  flood waters

GUWAHATI: The monsoons are playing havoc in Assam. Wildlife casualties are rising, and poachers are on the prowl. More than four lakh humans are  in dire straits. At least 10…

Rare turtles smuggled for Calcutta foodies!

Rare turtles smuggled for Calcutta foodies!

BHUBANESWAR: Rare turtles are being smuggled to supply restaurants in Calcutta. Police discovered  81 rare turtles stuffed in two gunny bags. The contraband was seized by Railway Protection Force (RPF)…

Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary: choked by squatters, neglect,

Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary: choked by squatters, neglect,

GUWAHATI, Assam – Encroachment and illegal logging have jeopardised long-term survival prospects of the Amchang wildlife sanctuary that shelters wide-ranging wildlife, besides providing some much-needed green cover for the city.…

Kerala to burn ivory worth crores as ‘worthless’

Kerala to burn ivory worth crores as ‘worthless’

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala wants to burn ivory which is worth many crores of rupees, but the wildlife department chaps insist that it has zero value. They want to light a bonfire…

Nepal Tiger population is up 63 %

Nepal Tiger population is up 63 %

While the Indian tiger continues to face severe threat, it is heartening to note that in tiny and troubled Nepal, the Bengal Tiger population has increased by 63 percent. The…

People’s eco group shut down plywood polluter in Kerala

People’s eco group shut down plywood polluter in Kerala

Okkal, Kerala: Aware and alert citizens put paid to the production of a  polluting plywood unit, and people power won, even as the elected representatives dithered for over a year…

90 lakh trees spared, Big Dam booted out in Manipur

90 lakh trees spared, Big Dam booted out in Manipur

IMPHAL: Several thousand people in Manipur are pleased that over 22 thousand hectares of forest have been saved from destruction as a Delhi environment authority denied permission to reclassify the…

China announces new measures to curb air pollution

China announces new measures to curb air pollution

BEIJING- China’s Cabinet has announced measures to curb the country’s notorious air pollution, one of the many environmental challenges facing the country that are increasingly angering the public. The broad measures…

Needed: a safer polio vaccine

Needed: a safer polio vaccine

Instead of shielding children from polio, oral polio vaccine causes disease. A 10-month-old baby in Beed district, Maharashtra recently got infected by a vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) type 2. It is…

Sri Lankan President roots for safe environment

Sri Lankan President roots for safe environment

Colombo: “Think-Eat-save. Reduce your Footprint” this was the theme for Sri Lanka’s National  observance of World Environment Day. The Sri Lankan government under the President’s ‘Mahinda Chintana’ program has focused…

Frogs extinct for 15,000 years, resurface in Israel

Frogs extinct for 15,000 years, resurface in Israel

About 15,000 years ago, Latonia frogs disappeared from the face of earth. Now tucked away in Israel’s Hula valley, thirteen precious living specimens have been discovered. A species of frog…

Can Tripura Sanctuary save the Bearcat from extinction?

Can Tripura Sanctuary save the Bearcat from extinction?

AGARTALA:  Will Tripura be able to save the Bearcat from extinction? The central zoo authority of India has deemed Sipahijala wildlife sanctuary in Tripura as a National breeding centre for…

In a week 3 tigers found dead in Corbett Tiger Reserve

In a week 3 tigers found dead in Corbett Tiger Reserve

A team of forest officials in Uttarakhand recovered the decomposed body of a 4-year-old tiger near Dhela River in the Corbett Tiger Reserve near Ramnagar in Nainital district on Saturday.…

Polluted water kills Dolphins

Polluted water kills Dolphins

SURAT:  A second dolphin was found dead within three months near the city.  The dead dolphin was of young age, forest officials said. Every year, at least three such incidents…