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Wildlife Institute of India


In Assam, villagers perform 'shraddh’ to honour memory of dead vultures

February 03, 2021 9:20 am

At least six kinds of vultures —scavenging birds of prey — are found in Assam. However, since the 1990s, there has been a significant decline in vulture population due to poisoning.

Himachal: 750 migratory birds found dead at Pong Dam lake

December 31, 2020 7:23 am

Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania on Wednesday asked the wildlife wing to investigate the cause of death of the birds at the earliest.

WII designs mobile app to count Haryana’s monkey population, a first

November 10, 2020 10:25 am

In the first phase, the application will be available for the forest field staff and later will be opened to NGOs and the general public, with the consent of the Haryana wildlife department.

Bid To Boost Tourism: Rhinos to be re-introduced in Uttarakhand

December 20, 2019 3:27 am

Experts claim that protecting these rhinos from poaching will be the only challenge for the state’s forest department staff after the move.

Uttarakhand to tag wild elephants with radio collars

November 11, 2019 3:41 am

As a first step, officials said, the state government is tying up with Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to tranquilise about 6-8 elephants and fit GPS-enabled radio collars around their necks starting December 1.

Over-reporting of tigers: Questioned, officials rush to amend but holes remain

May 04, 2020 1:04 pm

The modified album has brought down the number of total photos from 1,696 to 1,686 and reduced the number of unique tigers claimed from 1,635 to 1,540 — but that’s still 126 more than a maximum of 1,414 individuals found in the data.

Morni villagers say no to leopard sanctuary in area

February 03, 2019 5:15 am

The restrictions included, no construction of concrete houses, resettlement of small hamlets and restriction of picking the broken woods from forested area.

Wildlife experts team in Imphal after mystery killer of livestock attacks woman

December 02, 2018 8:50 pm

N Biren Singh said the divisional forest officers and police have been instructed to take preventive measures. Wooden cages have been set up to trap the unidentified animal at various places, he added.

Caught on wrong foot, Wildlife Institute of India says drop Corbett clause

August 20, 2018 9:37 am

In 2005, the Centre and the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh had agreed to an alternative alignment for a road between Kotdwar and Ramnagar under the supervision of the Supreme Court, rather than a highway through Corbett.

Kanha-Pench tiger corridor: Three flyovers to come up on NH-7

August 14, 2015 3:25 am

The Indian Express had reported last week that Gadkari had agreed to implement the measures.