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Mumbai Mangrove Cell to set up first response centre for stranded marine animals

The Mangrove Cell in Mumbai is to set up a Marine Animal Stranding Management Centre in Sindhudurg district, for first response in cases of stranding or beaching of marine animals.… Read More Mumbai Mangrove Cell to set up first response centre for stranded marine animals

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NHAI begins NH7 repairs, now that expansion is granted.

With the Pench Tiger Reserve facing another biggest assault amid felling of thousands of trees by NHAI, the authority’s double standards and arm-twisting for the expansion of NH7 has come to the fore.… Read More NHAI begins NH7 repairs, now that expansion is granted.

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Minister patronizes illegal grazing in New Bor WLS

With general elections near, MLA Dadarao Keche from Arvi is instigating shepherds to graze cattle inside New Bor Wildlife Sanctuary, 60 km from Wardha district.… Read More Minister patronizes illegal grazing in New Bor WLS

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Villagers set leopard cubs on fire, one survives

A 5 month old leopard cub was killed, while one other was critically injured, as miscreants set the two ablaze alive near Nifandra village in Maharashtra. Forest officers initially tried to cover up the incident by claiming that it was a road accident.… Read More Villagers set leopard cubs on fire, one survives

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Human-Wildlife conflict in Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

An elderly woman who had entered the wildlife sanctuary to collect mahua flowers was killed by a tiger.… Read More Human-Wildlife conflict in Umred Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary

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16 Eco-Sensitive Zones proposed around sanctuaries in Maharashtra

Activities such as commercial mining and setting up saw mills, large hydroelectric projects and pollution-causing industries may soon be banned in the eco-sensitive zones around the main sanctuaries in Maharashtra… Read More 16 Eco-Sensitive Zones proposed around sanctuaries in Maharashtra

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New Standard Operating Procedure for Maharashtra’s tiger reserves

The chief wildlife warden of Maharashtra has issued advisories to the state’s four tiger reserves -Sahyadri, Tadoba-Andhari, Pench and Melghat – to follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) recently released by the NTCA, framed to deal with emergencies arising because of tigers straying into human-dominated landscapes.… Read More New Standard Operating Procedure for Maharashtra’s tiger reserves

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Maharashtra to take up documentation of biodiversity soon

The Maharashtra state biodiversity board along with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) will soon start documentation of biodiversity, which will be contributed to an international biodiversity portal.… Read More Maharashtra to take up documentation of biodiversity soon