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Bhutan key to India’s water security, courts US funds

Bhutan key to India’s water security, courts US funds

Bhutan, tucked between China and India, is a key player in Indian water security. The country sits on the southern slope of the Tibetan Plateau, which holds more ice than…

Guwahati Leopards in Jeopardy

Guwahati Leopards in Jeopardy

GUWAHATI: Leopards have suddenly taken a liking to the streets of Guwahati, Assam’s capital city. The high incidence of leopards straying into the city’s residential areas in search of prey…

Nagaland is the world’s falcon capital

Nagaland is the world’s falcon capital

DIMAPUR, NAGALAND – An international team of ornithologists has declared Nagaland as the “Falcon capital of the world” after estimating that about one million Amur Falcons roost in the State…

Kingfisher Killing Fields in Assam?

Kingfisher Killing Fields in Assam?

JORHAT, Assam – Migratory birds and endangered species are falling prey to villagers’ ignorance and a liking for wild fowl. Several migratory wild ducks and kingfishers have allegedly been caught…

How to protect endangered animals: Manas’ biggest headache

How to protect endangered animals: Manas’ biggest headache

MANAS ,ASSAM– At a time when efforts are being made to revive the importance of  the Manas National Park, poaching continues to be a  major cause of concern. Only recently,…

Killer elephants terrorize Udalguri , bears maul at Vizag

Killer elephants terrorize Udalguri , bears maul at Vizag

KALAIGAON (Assam): The man-elephant conflict took a serious turn in Udalguri district as four persons were trampled to death by wild elephants on Thursday night. Altogether 16 people, living near…

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…

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…

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