India

Govt to overhaul environmental laws for ‘ease of business’

With about 100 changes already been effected through executive orders; new amendments will involve structural and policy-level alterations.… Read More Govt to overhaul environmental laws for ‘ease of business’

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154 Olive Ridley turtles found dead in 1 month

As many as 154 Olive Ridley turtles were found dead on Nagapattinam coast in the state of Tamil Nadu in the past month.… Read More 154 Olive Ridley turtles found dead in 1 month

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Whale shark – the world’s largest fish, tagged in India

India took another small step towards learning more about the whale shark. An individual was satellite-tagged to learn more about its movement and preferences.… Read More Whale shark – the world’s largest fish, tagged in India

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The last croak for Darwin’s frog

Deadly amphibian disease chytridiomycosis has caused the extinction of Darwin’s frogs, believe scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB), Chile.… Read More The last croak for Darwin’s frog

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Tiger poacher arrested from village in Madhya Pradesh

Dreaded tiger poacher Keru Chiyalal Rajgond was dramatically arrested from his residence in Biruhali, 15km from Katni, by a team of Madhya Pradesh forest officials and its state police at 5am on Wednesday.… Read More Tiger poacher arrested from village in Madhya Pradesh

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Seven elephants killed, ten injured after train collision in West Bengal

Seven elephants, including two calves, die after train hits herd in West Bengal forest, the worst such crash in recent memory.… Read More Seven elephants killed, ten injured after train collision in West Bengal

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Three leopards shot dead in Kupwara, Jammu & Kashmir

Wildlife authorities have ensured the killing of three leopards in Kashmir’s Kupwara forest cover in the last three months — two of them last week.… Read More Three leopards shot dead in Kupwara, Jammu & Kashmir

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Critically endangered species in Sumatra on the road to extinction

Some of the world’s most vulnerable creatures could be wiped out if a highway through the Haparan rainforest is approved.… Read More Critically endangered species in Sumatra on the road to extinction

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Karnataka’s decision to catch elephants in Hassan district is laudable

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday cleared a proposal to catch and shift rampaging wild elephants to ease man-elephant conflict.… Read More Karnataka’s decision to catch elephants in Hassan district is laudable