User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Wildlife Protection
Last updated: Aug 21 2017 07:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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DNA Exclusive: Why Ranthambhore is losing its big cats 21.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Little over a decade has passed since Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district of Rajasthan lost all its tigers to poaching. The horrific times for wildlife conservation are still etched in the memories of wildlife lovers. Major accomplishments have been achieved in the field of wildlife conservation since then, but now Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve seems to be facing a similar threat. A forest department document in possession of DNA reveals that ten tigers are missing from the park. What's more, the most recent camera trap image of one of the tigers is from January 2015, nearly two and a half years back. Considering the long time-gap between their disappearance and now, the department is running an exercise in removing them from its list of tigers at Ranthambhore. And the catch is, the officials don't even know what fate befell these big cats. "We are running an exercise to eliminate those tigers from the list that have not been sighted for the past several years. Their carcasses have not been recovered, ...
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Peacock killed, man held in Nalgonda 21.8.2017 Hindu: Home
One person was arrested for allegedly hunting and killing a peacock - a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, here on Sunday.The Konda Mallepally police in Devarakonda mandal, wh...
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Biplab Hazra 'NiF Photographer of the Year' 20.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The fourth edition of the two-day nature and wildlife photography festival Nature InFocus concluded in the city on Sunday.

Biplab Hazra from West Bengal was named Photographer of the Year for his photo depicting human-elephant conflict. Shamshankar Bhat bagged The Young Photographer award, which was instituted for the budding photographers Under 17 years.
Awards were also presented to the winners in other categories such as animal portraits and behaviour, people with nature and conservation issues on the occasion.

The festival was sponsored by the Department of Tourism. Wildlife photographers, biologists, conservationists and the officials spoke at the festival.

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An ecocide in the making 20.8.2017 HBL: Opinion
A blinkered ‘development’ bias in the corridors of power has pushed India’s wildlife to the precipice, reveals a new book
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Issue of political appointees to Karnataka State Wildlife Board resurfaces 20.8.2017 Hindu: National
Hydel project proponent’s name included after recommendation from CM’s office
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Making destinations on the way 19.8.2017 Hindu: Youth
Capt Suresh Sharma introduced the concept of caravan travel in India as part of his efforts to spread the message of nature conservation through tourism and photography
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Let children explore nature: lensman 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Then they will understand the issue of climate change, he tells parents
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As A Capstone To His Heralded Career, Renowned American Photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen Unveils His Legacy Reserve Collection 18.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 17, 2017 : Thomas D. Mangelsen is hailed as one of the foremost American nature photographers of the last 50 years, often earning comparisons to the great Ansel Adams.
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Ready for a mammoth task 18.8.2017 Hindu: Crafts
Actor-activist Dia Mirza on championing elephant corridors through Gaj Yatra
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46 pc area of Kaziranga still reels under flood 18.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
46 pc area of Kaziranga still reels under flood
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Over 140 animals found dead in flood-hit Kaziranga Park 18.8.2017 Hindu: National
The second wave of floods in Assam has inundated 80 per cent of the 481 sq km area of the famed Kaziranga National Park and claimed the lives of over 140 animals, including seven rhinos.Since August ...
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Gharial recruits: learn hunting to face for wild battles 18.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world 17.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2017 : Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and Bare Tree Media have teamed up to educate the public on animal rescue and wildlife conservation issues through mobile messaging conversations and photo sharing.
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50 kg of sea cucumbers seized 17.8.2017 Hindu: National
Duo trying to transport the endangered marine species held
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100 kg of sea cucumber seized in Rameswaram 17.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , August 17 : The Coastal Marine Police on Thursday seized a total of 100 kg of sea cucumber worth Rs. 5 lakh here.
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Camera trap records 30 large mammal species in Cambodia 17.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A camera trap has recorded the presence of 30 large mammal species in Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a statement on Thursday.
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Flood situation remains grim in Assam, Bihar, North Bengal; death toll goes up, thousands affected 16.8.2017 Zee News : States
Floods claimed more lives in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal on Wednesday.
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Critically endangered Siamese crocodile eggs hatched in Cambodia 16.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The US-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Wednesday announced that eggs of nine critically endangered Siamese crocodiles have been hatched in Cambodia.
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Critically endangered Siamese crocodile eggs hatched in Cambodia 16.8.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Listed on International Union for Conservation of Nature`s (IUCN) red list as critically endangered, the global population of Siamese crocodiles is declining at an alarming rate.  
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Carnival Corporation Launches Sustainability Website, Releases 2016 Sustainability Report 15.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2017 : Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today released its 2016 sustainability report as part of the launch of its new dedicated sustainability website.
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