User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Endangered Species
Last updated: Oct 22 2017 13:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India, Indonesia should tighten laws on shark fishing: US wildlife advocate 22.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Highly endangered chimpanzees, whale sharks, steppe eagles and vultures need the highest level of protection globally. Likewise, both India and Indonesia should tighten regulations on shark fishing, US-based advocacy Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) contends.
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Snow Leopards Wins 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in Book Category 22.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that Snow Leopards, edited by Drs. Thomas McCarthy and David Mallon, has won The Wildlife Society's 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in the Book Category.
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For a lark, this bird imitates 34 others! 21.10.2017 Hindu: National
The scrub land resident mimics babblers and lapwings, and even squirrels
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African snails creep into Thrissur city 21.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Corporation begins preventive measures, Punkunnam hit
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Zoo could do with a ‘pied piper’ 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Rats are multiplying and barn owls have been given the job of killing them
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A jumbo cup of Assam tea 20.10.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
How a small tea garden in the Brahmaputra Valley became the first one in the world to secure an elephant-friendly certificate
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Quiz: Endangered and extinct species 20.10.2017 HBL: Home
This week, a quiz on endangered and extinct animals and birds
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Obama, Bush decry deep US divisions in Trump era 20.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Former US Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, urging Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "prejudice" in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.
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Searchers in Mexico capture rare vaquita porpoise calf, release it 20.10.2017 Hindu: International
No one has ever captured the highly endangered animal 'even for a brief period of time'
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Cat on the roof of the world 20.10.2017 HBL: Home
The key to Asia’s water security, the elusive snow leopard is bringing hostile nations together for its conservation
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Africa's lions, wild dogs to get more protection 19.10.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) will submit their action plans to the CMS COP12 wildlife summit in Manila from October 23-28.
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Africa's lions, wild dogs to get more protection 19.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Africa's lions, wild dogs, leopards and cheetahs are all set to get increased protection with two UN-related wildlife bodies proposing a new initiative at a global summit in October to halt their serious decline, it was announced on Thursday.
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European volunteers celebrate Diwali with plantation drive near Hyderabad 18.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
European volunteers of the not-for-profit Heartfulness Institute on Wednesday planted more than 500 saplings at Kanha Shantivanam near here to celebrate Diwali.
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The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon 18.10.2017 Kangla Online
The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon
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Endangered parrot to be saved through crowdfunding 18.10.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Scientists have revealed that they were seeking donations from the public to help save the swift parrot, which is currently at risk of extinction due to predatory sugar gliders -- a species of gliding possum introduced to Tasmania early last century
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Owls from Assam trafficked to Delhi for sacrifice during Diwali 18.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Owls from Assam trafficked to Delhi for sacrifice during Diwali
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Sawfish more threatened than tigers, say scientists 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
Sighted less than 10 times in a decade
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KFRI steps in to fight biological invasions 17.10.2017 Hindu: Home
To set up Nodal Centre of Alien Invasive Species Research and Management
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Genetic diversity key to tiger survival 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Tiger numbers have started rising in recent years, which is good news for an endangered species reduced to a few thousand worldwide. India is part of a 13-country effort to double the animal's population by 2022, in part through increased monitoring and protection. However, for any species so diminished, protecting what we have left is not enough. Most of the world's remaining tigers live in tiny, guarded fragments, each of which is precarious on its own. Even in the absence of major threats such as poaching, isolation can leave animals at serious risk. Local shifts in the environment such as drought or the onset of disease can easily sweep these remnants away. How isolated are India's tigers? A recent study in Scientific Reports by researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, sought to partially answer this question. India's remaining tigers number over 2,000, representing more than half of the world's tiger population. But these tigers are spread thin, across ...
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China intercepts invasive beetle species 16.10.2017 DNA: India
Authorities in north China's Hebei Province have intercepted a live invasive beetle found in a shipment of goat skins from New Zealand. This is the first time the species have been detected and seized in China, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Heteronychus arator, commonly known as the African black beetle, is native to Africa and has invaded New Zealand and Australia. The beetle mainly feeds on ryegrass and may damage crops such as corn, potatoes, grapes, pineapples and sugarcane, posing threats to the local environment and agriculture. It so far has no distribution in Asia. The Entry-Exit Inspection and Qurantine Bureau has taken proper measures to deal with the species and said it would strengthen inspection of containers, electromechanical equipment, raw skins and wooden crates to prevent the invasion of non-indigenous ...
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