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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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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

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Vanishing Migratory Birds of India: The Alarming Problems

The results of recent surveys conducted on migratory birds are worrying. The studies revealed that there is considerable drop in the number of migratory birds visiting India. The reasons are probably attributed to the pollution of the water bodies and coastal habitat fragmentation.… Read More Vanishing Migratory Birds of India: The Alarming Problems

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India declares a new tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu

This new reserve will connect two other protected areas creating the world’s largest contiguous tiger habitat.… Read More India declares a new tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu

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One of the most wanted rhino poachers arrested near Kaziranga National Park

A rhino poacher, who killed two rhinos at Kaziranga National Park, was arrested by police early on Tuesday. A .303 rifle, a .32 pistol, a silencer and six rounds of live ammunition were found on him.… Read More One of the most wanted rhino poachers arrested near Kaziranga National Park

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Special Tiger Protection Force at Palamau TR never been paid salaries since it’s inception in April

A Centre-sponsored special tiger protection force at Palamau Tiger Reserve comprising ex-army men has not been paid salaries since April when it was constituted, though Rs 2.30 crore earmarked for the reserve is lying idle.… Read More Special Tiger Protection Force at Palamau TR never been paid salaries since it’s inception in April

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295 posts lying vacant in six Madhya Pradesh tiger reserves: RTI report

As many as 295 posts at various levels are lying vacant in six tigers reserves of Madhya Pradesh, posing a security threat to the big cats there.… Read More 295 posts lying vacant in six Madhya Pradesh tiger reserves: RTI report

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Odisha unveils plan for Chilika lake conservation

The chief minister of Odisha on Saturday unveiled a plan for management and conservation of Chilika lake, home to the rare Irrawaddy dolphins… Read More Odisha unveils plan for Chilika lake conservation

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WII study says there is space for 30% more tigers in the core areas of Indian tiger reserves

According to a new study by Wildlife Institute of India, most of the tiger reserves in India have a potential to increase the big cat density by 20 to 25% in the next four to five years with good breeding population.… Read More WII study says there is space for 30% more tigers in the core areas of Indian tiger reserves