Wild Life

Recording recurrent deaths of wild animals due to electrocution Maharashtra to adopt ‘solar fencing’

Taking note of recurring deaths of wild animals coming in contact with electric fences, Maharashtra Forest Department is planning to supply low-intensity solar energy at night to 1000-odd villages near forest areas so that fewer animals are killed...

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Polar bears need more foods to survive; climate change is pushing their survival to edge

Our man-made disaster of climate change is not only wreaking havoc on us but other species too. The sweetest Polar-bears who are on the verge of extinction is now even facing crisis to collect food to for their energy need due to melting ice in Arctic region...

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Surrounded by forests, dams, water bodies Maharashtra to come up with new Wildlife Sanctuary

Mumbai already rests amidst beautiful necklace of mangroves, forests. To utilize this Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife gave a nod to bringing up new Ghodazari wildlife sanctuary in Maharashtra. The state has approved Ghodazari in Chandrapur district as a new wildlife sanctuary...

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Not only parrots are “copy cat”; know the killer whale that can mimic human words including “hello”

Whales, the species which is abler top create good communication with human, might become a better companion of the human race. A killer whale for the first time ever has uttered human words like “hello”, “bye bye”...

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U’Khand to use Ultrasound method to detect pregnancy in wild animals

Uttarakhand has introduced for the first time in the country, ultrasound will be performed on wild animals to detect pregnancy before administering reproduction control method on them...

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Enchant yourself with gaudy flappy wings: ‘Butterfly Parks’ to soothe out your walks in Kerala

Kerala soon to invite people with beautiful butterflies. There are numerous species and subspecies of butterflies in India. However, many of them like the Andaman crow, the Malabar tree nymph, the Tamil lacewing and the aristocratic Emperor of India, are becoming rarer by the day...

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Goa’s Bird Festival welcomes you to fancy birding and discover natural beauty

Due to its rich natural blend, Goa is home for diverse bird species. Goa is set to host its second edition of the Bird Festival between January 12-14 at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Galjibag beach in Canacona in South Goa...

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Bengal gets first Nature Interpretation Centre of its kind

With the rise of New Year, Bengal gets Nature Interpretation Centre, first one of its kind in the state. This is a part of West Bengal government’s initiative to attract more tourists in North Bengal. The wildlife tourism center is located in the periphery of famous Gorumara National Park, a famous habitation of Indian rhinoceros...

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NGT sends notices on virus giving ‘Bloody tears’ to Blue sheep in U’khand

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday sent a notice to the Central and Uttarakhand governments, seeking details of an unknown virus or disease reportedly spreading across the Gangotri National Park and infecting the wildlife...

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For the first time, UP set to come up with Tiger Rescue Centre

Uttar Pradesh soon to come up with Tiger Rescue Centre for the first time at at Pilibhit Tiger Reserve due to increasing number of incidence between tigers and humans. The main aim of this Rescue Centre would be to catch tigers and leopards before they enter villages and keep them at the centre for rehabilitation before setting them free in Tiger Reserve again...

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India wins award for putting high effort to combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

While in every corner of the world, the balance of wildlife is threatened by some greedy human it is definitely positive that India has been awarded the Certificate of Commendation for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade...

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Digital eye for national animal; 450 cameras in Dudhwa National Park to do tiger census

Dwindling population of Tigers in the nation is the matter of concern. So to count the numbers of tigers in the reserve, Dudhwa National Park will install 450 cameras in the premises. This will keep a check on tiger movements for its biennial census...

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Especially for Bird watchers! Odisha set to host National Bird Festival in January 2018

Odisha set to host ‘National Bird Festival’ at Chilika in January-2018. Chilika is one of the largest salty water lakes of Asia. If you want to know more about the migratory birds, then do not miss to attend the National Bird Festival to be held at Chilika next year. The festival is expected to attract tourists, bird watchers, wildlife photographers, painters and researchers from across the globe...

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Elephant poaching rate in East Africa declines for the 5th year in a row

Whereas the whole world is worried about wildlife conservation, Conservationists, and environment activities can be happy as Elephant poaching in East Africa declined for the fifth year in a row. The number of illegal activity in Africa also decreased significantly. Even the rate of elephant poaching has dropped in the African continent. The latest data from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) provides this statistics...

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India to host next UN global wildlife conference

With the acceleration in development human race has almost forgotten how much important wildlife is. For the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, a conference was held in Manila. India to be the host of the next CMS Conference of the Parties, was announced n Manila...

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Aquatic biodiversity to be protected by setting up Turtle Sanctuary in Allahabad

Under Namami Gange Programme, the development of Turtle Sanctuary is undertaken by the government to protect the aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam...

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India, Nepal to hold join tiger census in November

India and Nepal will undertake a joint tiger census next month in their national parks, forests and protected areas. The census will use a globally-recognized method to check tiger count in both the countries...

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Rhino Horn turned into jewelry: new ways of smugglers operating in South Africa

Greed is one of worst evil disease of the human race. The will to have more and more harms not only other humans but also other animals, species. The wildlife trade monitoring network has revealed a report that says some criminal networks of Chinese origin operating in South Africa have innovated new ways of rhino horn smuggling. They are turning the horns into jewelry to evade its detection in airports...

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Nature never stops to surprise us! Rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya

Whenever we see a picture of the animal Giraffe we usually see an animal of bright orange brown color. But can you imagine of a white Giraffe? Yes, it seems impossible yet two white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya. Basically, the Reticulated Giraffes have a genetic condition called leucism. The giraffes have also been filmed and as claimed only the third known sighting of a white giraffe. The genetic condition prevents pigmentation in skin cells and results in a white, pale color...

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Uttarakhand’s tiger reserves see big cats everywhere; numbers increased significantly in 2 years

The hilly snow-capped mountain with ash-grey clouds passing in the dawn is something to look at in Uttarakhand. The tourist state offers more than travelling, food, weather, shopping etc and i.e. tiger watching. A few years back, the number in the tiger population had receded due to poaching and other weather issues. However, the situation has turned upside-down this year when Uttarakhand recorded a significant increase in the number of tigers and elephants. ..

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To balance ecosystem for sustainable environment, Odisha set to enhance its tiger population

Odisha in a bid to increase the numbers of ‘Tigers’, for its Satkosia Tiger Reserves the Odisha government along with National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) planning to revive the tiger population. : In a bid to revive the large cat population in Satkosia, tiger supplementation in the habitat is proposed to be carried out soon, the State Government informed the NTCA. ..

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'Gaj Yatra' kicks off to raise awareness about wild elephants

The 'Gaj Yatra' campaign aims to raise awareness about the shrinking space for wild elephants in the country. The campaign was launched by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), at the Siddhivinayak temple in Prabhadevi area and the function was presided over by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Mumbai...

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‘Gaja Yatra’ campaign aims to protect each and every elephant corridor of India

In order to secure our elephants, massive awareness-cum-action campaign titled ‘Gaja Yatra’ that focuses on securing degraded elephant corridors and improving elephant habitat will be launched across the country on World Elephant Day on August 12...

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Owing to its diverse flora and fauna, Meghalaya earns the tag ‘Cradle of Flowery Plants’

Owing to its diverse and unique flora and fauna, Meghalaya retained its title “Cradle of Flowery Plants”. Today Meghalaya Minister Ronnie V Lyngdoh said that the state is an important part of the Indo-Burman biodiversity hotspot and reiterated on the need to conserve and protect the varied species of flowers...

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Happy Birthday Day ‘Vijay’, a white tiger turns 10 who mauled a man to death in 2014

With an aim to create awareness about the tiger and the importance of food chain in our ecosystem, the New Delhi National Zoological Park on Thursday called upon the students and the teaching staff of Ramjas School to mark the 10th Birthday of the white tiger ‘Vijay’...

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Protecting ‘Wildlife’, India firmly stands to punish those ‘cruel’ to fight wildlife crimes

Wildlife articles trading is the third largest trade in the world. India won’t spare criminals who do the illegal trade of animal parts and other wildlife crimes. Serious action will be taken against such criminals. It is now accepted that India will be free from such criminals soon...

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Himachal Pradesh consists of 45% of county’s bird species

About 45 percent of county’s bird species are found in Himachal Pradesh because nature flourishes here. The climatic conditions of Himachal Pradesh easily attract hundreds of bird species to survive easily. Several types of research have also proved that India’s Himachal Pradesh is one of the best places where anyone can get hundreds of bird species easily...

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Dubai to have first crocodile park

Dubai is all set to have the region's first and one of the best crocodile preservation parks in the world, built at a cost of 10 million dirhams [about $2,722,500]...

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Over 30 wild animals seized from Singapore flat

Over 30 wild animals of highly endangered species such as the slow loris, marmoset, Indian star tortoise and ball python, prohibited for being kept as pets, have been seized from a flat in Singapore during a raid, authorities said...

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Odisha to re-open white tiger safari for visitors

The white tiger safari at the Nandankanan Zoological Park here, which was shut about a month ago, will be re-opened for visitors next week, an official said Saturday...

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Indian tigers on the verge of extinction due to lost genetic diversity

India’s tigers are facing extinction owing to a collapse in the variety of their mating partners, according to new research carried out by scientists at Cardiff University...

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Kerala forests now have nearly 100 tigers

The number of tigers in Kerala's forests has gone up to 100 due to excellent protection measures for the wildlife, an official said Tuesday. ..

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Goa asked to send proposal for tiger reserve

New Delhi, May 6 : The union environment and forests ministry has asked the Goa government to send proposals to set up a tiger reserve at the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, parliament was told Monday. The ministry has also asked the Maharashtra, Uttar Prades..

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CBI team in Kaziranga to probe rhino killing

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team is camping at the Kohora range of Kaziranga National Park to collect details of selected poaching cases that will initially be taken up for investigation..

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SC allows translocation of Asiatic lions to Madhya Pradesh

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed trans-location of Asiatic lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh, saying the species is under threat of extinction and needs a second home. ..

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Drones to check rhino poaching in Kaziranga

In the wake of rising incidents of rhino poaching, wildlife authorities have decided to use aerial drones to protect the one-horned rhinoceros from poachers...

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CBI to inquire into rhino killing in Kaziranga

State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain on Sunday announced that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would inquire into the killing of rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park (KNP)...

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Lizard species rediscovered after 135 years

For over a century and quarter, the tiny Geckoella Jeyporensis, a small lizard measuring up to 10 cm, was given up as extinct. Now it has been spotted in the Eastern Ghats, causing scientists to cheer...

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