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wildlife conservation


World Wildlife Day: Five museums for the young wildlife enthusiast

March 03, 2020 8:45 am

World Wildlife Day 2020: Natural history collections, housed in museums dotted across India are like mines of data. On World Wildlife Day, Sahapedia looks at five natural history museums that aim to educate mother earth’s future caretakers.

India prepared to bring back cheetah, protected areas restored: Wildlife experts

February 23, 2020 10:04 am

Stating that the rare Indian cheetah is almost extinct in the country, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had sought the court's permission to relocate the African cheetah from Namibia.

India's first bullet train is taking 3 acres from a flamingo sanctuary

March 03, 2019 9:14 pm

As the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet-train project gets clearance to run through the Thane creek, environmentalists and birders aren’t too happy.

Maharashtra has lost more leopards till now than in whole of 2017

August 06, 2018 2:19 am

“This year, we found more leopard deaths in the state in just seven months. The animals could have died due to several reasons, like poaching, road accidents or even natural causes,” said Tito Joseph, the programme coordinator, WPSI.

Designer Krsnaa Mehta moved by plight of animals in India

July 04, 2018 12:05 pm

Designer Krsnaa Mehta moved by the plight of animals in India after visiting the elephant sanctuary will create a line dedicated to the animals in the country. A share from the proceeds will be donated for the conservation of wildlife.

Stork with bottleneck on beak seen after two days, rescue op on

June 11, 2018 2:26 am

  Two birders at the site said, “The bird tried opening its beak to eat something, but dropped it... It’s been able to drink a little water. It’s not as weak as we thought it would be. If we approach it, it might fly away.”

Body parts from threatened wildlife widely sold on Facebook

April 10, 2018 10:33 am

In a secret complaint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife preservation advocates allege that Facebook's failure to stop illicit traders using its service for illegal activity violates the social network's responsibilities as a publicly traded company.

Mizoram has highest number of clouded leopards in South East Asia

October 05, 2017 8:10 pm

The Mizoran's Forests Department placed several camera traps at different places across the Dampa Tiger Reserve, which captured the clouded leopards 84 times and the marbled cats 36 times, said release issued by the state government.

Whitley Award winner ornithologist’s claims on conservation of Great Indian Bustard raise doubts

August 08, 2017 9:14 am

Later, during a chance meeting with him at Desert National Park, when I asked him about his work, his work space, his team in the area, he gave ambiguous answers," said Dharmendra Khandal who raised doubts about Dr Pramod Patil’s work on the conservation of the Great Indian Bustard.

Environment ministry action plan: Plan to bar mining in wildlife corridors

February 10, 2016 3:31 am

The Environment Ministry is expected to implement the steps listed in the action plan in the interest of wildlife conservation.