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50 endangered wild animals, birds rescued

50 endangered wild animals, birds rescued

Wildlife Crimes Control Unit of Department of Forests rescued 50 wild animals and birds from pochers at Tongi Bazar in Gazipur district on Tuesday. In a joint raid by WCCU and Rapid Action Battalion headquarters, a WCCU team rescued one monkey, 19 cotton gooses, five...

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11 countries sign pact on commitment to conservation

11 countries sign pact on commitment to conservation

Eleven countries bordering the seas of East Asia on Thursday issued a joint declaration affirming their commitment towards the conservation and sustainable development of coastal and marine resources in the region. The Iloilo Ministerial Declaration titled “East Asian...

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A forest filled with butterflies

A forest filled with butterflies

Survey spots 221 varieties of Butterflies in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve As dawn breaks, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, one of India’s protected forest areas, turns into a garden with dream flowers floating all over. The sight repeats as dusk falls in. Wafer thin canvases...

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Amur Falcon Conservation Week and Festival 2018

Amur Falcon Conservation Week and Festival 2018

The Amur Falcon Conservation Week and Festival 2018 was held from the 8th-10th of November 2018. With an aim to create awareness on conservation as well as exploit the potential of eco-tourism in and around the Doyang Valley, the events on Conservation, Adventure...

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Pollinator Project underway to save wildlife

Pollinator Project underway to save wildlife

Environmentalists in Guernsey are calling on people to rethink how they manage their land and gardens to better support wildlife. A team of conservationists have launched a campaign called the Pollinator Project. It involves planting seed on private and public land to...

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Wildlife census begins at Sathyamangalam reserve

Wildlife census begins at Sathyamangalam reserve

The biannual six-day wildlife monitoring exercise, using the Android-based mobile application, began at Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) here on Monday. Under Phase IV monitoring of tiger reserves by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), the pre-monsoon...

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Campaign launched to reduce Tasmanian roadkill

Campaign launched to reduce Tasmanian roadkill

Less than seven months into the year Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary has already taken more than 30 orphaned wombat joeys into their care. This number was only expected to increase as winter progresses and more wild animals are killed on Tasmanian roads. Bonorong director...

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Centre plans to update Wildlife Protection Act

Centre plans to update Wildlife Protection Act

The Central government has begun a review of the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA), enacted in 1972 and last amended in 2006 under the Congress-led UPA government. The Union environment ministry has constituted a six-member drafting committee to this effect, which has met...

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Wild boars on the lam in Yukon subdivision

Wild boars on the lam in Yukon subdivision

A group of large wild boars is on the loose from a Yukon farm, and the owner has until midnight Wednesday to deal with them "by whatever means necessary." "They're true to their name — these animals are quite wild. They don't respond well to human interaction," said...

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Panther Conservation

Panther Conservation

WELLINGTON, Fla. (CBS12) — Panther Ridge Conservation Center in Wellington provides a home and haven for some of the world’s most majestic and endangered big cats, such as cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, servals, ocelots, and caracals. Headkeeper Sadie Ryan and Executive...

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Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

WOODSIDE: Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo,...

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Urban evolution

Urban evolution

With a range of prey and nest sites, peregrines are thriving in US and European cities. Karl Mathiesen investigates how they have adapted to city living.   A male peregrine falcon comes screaming out of the afternoon sun. Moments before a lesser black-backed gull...

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Blue whale sighted in Red Sea for first time: Egypt

Blue whale sighted in Red Sea for first time: Egypt

CAIRO: A rare blue whale, the largest animal on Earth, has been sighted in the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba for the first time, Egypt's environment ministry said on Thursday. It said on its Facebook page that Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy has instructed observation...

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Whale dies from eating more than 80 plastic bags

Whale dies from eating more than 80 plastic bags

A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, with rescuers failing to nurse the mammal back to health. The small male pilot whale was found barely alive in a canal near the border with Malaysia, the country’s department of marine...

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Curb frog poaching, urge activists

Curb frog poaching, urge activists

Wildlife conservationists, researchers and the State Forest Department’s Wildlife Division have upped the ante to generate awareness and improve surveillance to protect frogs in the rainy season. Nirmal U. Kulkarni, herpetologist and expert member of the Goa State...

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Using Dogs to Save Cats

Using Dogs to Save Cats

When an angry farmer gripping a shotgun yells, you listen. Jorge had lost his temper, but conservationists from Andean Cat Alliance (Alianza Gato Andino - AGA) were accustomed to working with upset farmers; they protect endangered Andean cats in “high conflict” zones...

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Hunting Big Game: Why People Kill Animals for Fun

Hunting Big Game: Why People Kill Animals for Fun

"The big beast stood like an uncouth statue, his hide black in the sunlight; he seemed what he was, a monster surviving over from the world's past, from the days when the beasts of the prime ran riot in their strength, before man grew so cunning of brain and hand as...

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Crocodile released into Chambal after village stint

Crocodile released into Chambal after village stint

Forest officials on Friday captured a crocodile from a pond , a week after the reptile had drifted into a village near Agra causing panic among the locals. The nearly four-year-old Mugger crocodile was caught using a trap cage and later released into the Chambal. The...

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Top Four Moments from the 2018 Spring Expo

Top Four Moments from the 2018 Spring Expo

On April 21st, we held our third Spring Wildlife Conservation Expo at the beautiful Cañada College campus in Redwood City. The weather was warm and toasty, the sky was a clear blue, and the crowd was all smiles—it was a picture-perfect afternoon with all the right...

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Australia pledges cash to help save the koala

Australia pledges cash to help save the koala

SYDNEY: Australia unveiled, on Monday, a US $34 million plan to help bring its koala population back from the brink, following a rapid decline in the furry marsupial's fortunes. The Australian Koala Foundation estimates there may be as few as 43,000 koalas left in the...

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Safari Adventures With Vantage Travel

Safari Adventures With Vantage Travel

For many people, a safari is a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip. When I finally had the opportunity to go on an African safari a few years ago, it was just as incredible and as life-changing as I had imagined. It was so amazing that now, I can’t wait until my son is old...

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Whose trees are they anyway

Whose trees are they anyway

On September 8, 1983, a group of around 70 villagers from the Salkani village of Uttara Kannada district stood hugging the trees of the Kalse forests to prevent them from being felled by state authorities. Founded and led by environmental activist Panduranga Hegde, the movement christened Appiko (“hug” in Kannada, symbolising protection for the tree) became south India’s first large-scale environmental movement.

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Long overdue change made in new draft of Forest Policy

Long overdue change made in new draft of Forest Policy

The Central government has come up with a new draft National Forest Policy (NFP), 2018, which takes into account a reality that has become the defining feature of the world today—climate change. This latest development suggests that a new forest policy is on the anvil after 30 years.

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Manipur Govt Committed to Save Environment and Wildlife

Manipur Govt Committed to Save Environment and Wildlife

Manipur Forest and Environment Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said the State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh is committed and determined to save the environment and wildlife of the State. The department officials are visiting/inspecting the hill districts to look after the loopholes and on possible areas for development. The support of the locals is needed for the success of any developmental work, he added.

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Israel in a Different Light

Israel in a Different Light

MEDRAFT has developed a unique concept for the independent traveler: “self-guided” GPS tours – an innovative user-friendly complete package that offers a combination of extensive knowledge and exceptional service. It combines the advantages of a private tour together...

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Carbon could be locked in forests

Carbon could be locked in forests

Replanting trees after events like last year’s catastrophic Western wildfires not only is critical to forest recovery, but could actually help soils take up more carbon from the atmosphere than if the burned areas were just left idle or cultivated.

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Growing Oil Palm Threat to India’s Biodiversity

Growing Oil Palm Threat to India’s Biodiversity

Oil palm is one of the fastest growing agricultural crops in the world. Oil palm is a highly productive crop, and palm oil is not only cheap but also extremely versatile, and is put to diverse uses as biofuel, lubricant, cooking oil, and as an additive in the food and cosmetic industries.

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Leopard gets a life-saving ride on motorbike in UP

Leopard gets a life-saving ride on motorbike in UP

GORAKHPUR: Setting a unique example of compassion and devotion for wildlife, forest department employees in UP’s Maharajganj district on Sunday shook off all fears and risk to their lives and carried an ailing leopard on a two-wheeler to save its life as arranging a cage would have taken time.

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