User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Legislation
Last updated: May 22 2018 02:12 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘Biodiversity lacks dedicated officials’ 22.5.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Often an additional charge for ministers, member-secretaries
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Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses 21.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
An independent scientific committee recently found that brumbies were endangering more than 20 plant species and seven animal species, including three endangered frogs, in the park.
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Rules for heritage tag to biodiversity sites 21.5.2018 Hindu: Home
A few government departments had opposed KSBB move citing curb on land use
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BSD-ILS Centre in Bioresources Management to be set up in Bhubaneswar 20.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
BSD-ILS Centre in Bioresources Management to be set up in Bhubaneswar
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Gujarat’s fishermen saviours 19.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
The Indian coast may well become a birthing place for the large whale shark
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How a snake can get you into jail 17.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Priest performing ritual for old couple arrested; snake charmer on the run
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US Teacher Accused Of Drowning Raccoons In Class Placed On Leave 17.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
A Florida teacher was placed on administrative leave after school officials were told that he had students help him drown wild raccoons during class.
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TN priest arrested for using cobras, elephant for puja 17.5.2018 General News
A priest, who used cobras for a special puja on the 80th birthday of his father, was arrested for violation of wildlife laws, a forest official said today. Sundaresan, the 45-year old priest, also brought in an elephant unauthorisedly for prayers seeking longevity for his father. The arrest was made after a video clip of the priest chanting shlokas and offering flower petals to cobras in the presence of a snake charmer went viral in social media. "Using cobras for any purpose, be it ritual or otherwise is in violation of the Wild Life Protection Act," a top district forest official told PTI. Asked if the reptiles were harmed or harassed, he said using cobras for puja amounted to harassing and teasing them. "A permit and authorisation is mandatory to move an elephant from one place to another, and in this case permission was not taken," he said. The forest official said the cobras were procured by the priest through "brokers". The priest, he said, confessed to have ...
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Wildlife SOS starts campaign to rescue elephant calf from 'traffickers' 15.5.2018 General News
A wildlife protection group has started a campaign to rescue a six-year-old female elephant calf from alleged animal traffickers in Rajasthan and reunite her with her sister at a conservation and care centre in Mathura. The calf, named Suman, was bought "illegally" from a circus in Maharashtra before the elephants there were seized as per government orders, said a statement from Wildlife SOS. "Purchase and sale of elephant is banned under the Indian law. Also, no elephant can be moved from one state to another without a valid transit permit from both states. But the calf was moved to Rajasthan and is now under the possession of animal traffickers," it said. Suman is a sibling of eight-year-old Peanut, both mothered by Chanda, who was rescued by Wildlife SOS in 2015 and is now at the group's elephant conservation and care centre in Mathura. The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has informed the Rajasthan forest department about the calf, yet no action has been taken to rescue her, the ...
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‘If govt closes its eyes and follows judgments passed, the Yamuna will be clean’ 15.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Former NGT chairperson says government, litigant and regulator should discharge their responsibilities in order to effectively tackle severe pollution
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Don’t get into tusk trouble, says SC 14.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Court settles the law in 20-year-old case that ivory is 'government property'
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'Hello kitties' turns to 'beware bobcats' in Texas 11.5.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - With big blues eyes and stubby tails, two kittens taken in by a San Antonio family looked adorable until the fiery seven-week-old felines ripped apart formula bottles and repeatedly bit the hands that were trying to feed ...
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DRI, Assam Rifles seize 12 kg gold smuggled from Myanmar in Manipur 10.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Department of Revenue Intelligence sleuths and Assam Rifles troopers, in a joint operation on Thursday, seized over 12 kg of gold valued at Rs 3.62 crore in Manipur, said a release.
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Two poachers nabbed in U.P. with tiger bones, skin 10.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Fourth tiger poaching case busted by the Special Task Force of police in Bijnor in six years
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Panther found killed on railway track in Jaipur 10.5.2018 General News
A two-year-old panther was found killed today on a railway track here in Dara village under the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) area, a forest official said today. The incident took place on the intervening night of Wednesday and today along the Mumbai-Delhi railway track in Dara village, said Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Anil Yadav. "The panther is likely to have got hit by the front side of railway engine. It bears the marks of fatal injuries on head, stomach and tail," Yadav said. He added that the carcass has been sent for post-mortem to ascertain the exact cause of his death. Notably, panther is included in the schedule-1 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act-1972. In September last year, a sloth bear was also found killed at the same spot in Dara village after being hit by a moving train in the MHTR. been killed after being hit by moving train last night or early today morning on the track as body bears the marks of fatal injuries on head, stomach and tail "The panther ..
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Two poachers held with tiger bones, skin in UP 10.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
LUCKNOW: Two suspected members of a gang of poachers have been arrested and 18 kilos of tiger bones and a tiger skin were recovered from them in Bijn
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Tiger skin, bones seized from poachers in UP 10.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
18 kilograms of tiger bones and skin confiscated
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HATF alleges ‘elephant transfer’ 9.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Alleges move to shift elephants out of State, Konni DFO denies charge
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2 tiger poachers arrested; 20 kg of bones and tiger skin recovered 9.5.2018 General News
Two tiger poachers were arrested with nearly 20 kilogram of bones and a skin of the wild cat in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor, a wildlife body today said. The arrests were made after a night-long joint operation conducted by Wildlife SOS and the Special Task Force (STF) of the UP Police, a statement by Wildlife SOS said. "The wildlife conservation NGO in a joint operation with the Special Task Force and forest department intercepted two poachers in possession of wildlife contraband. "The successful anti-poaching operation resulted in recovery of a tiger skin along with tiger bones from Nagina in Bijnor," the statement said. The two tiger poachers have been booked under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The tiger skin measures over 10 feet in length indicating it to be a large male tiger in its prime and weighs about eight kilogram and measures approximately six feet across. The tiger bones weigh nearly 20 kilogram and the contraband is now evidence in this matter, it ...
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A whale of a conservation effort 8.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Fishers being educated on how to save whale shark from regional extinction
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