Category: Wildlife

Why white tigers should not be released in wild habitats

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. – Galileo Galilei Suhas Kumar There is a section of conservationists who treat animals as commodities. They want to conserve species in order to earn money from them. While there are many others, including me, who believe

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Approval for Trans Mountain pipeline project violates obligation to protect endangered orcas: Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal

Ashok Anand Vancouver: In a significant decision on Thursday (30 August 2018) the Federal Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the federal government’s approval of the project violated its legal obligations to protect endangered orcas under the Species at Risk Act. This ruling is a critical win for communities that stand to be affected by

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The Rise and fall of the Emerald Tigers by Raghu Chundawat

Ashok Anand Raghu Chundawat is a renowned conservation biologist whose main studies have been on snow leopards and tigers. Raghu’s pioneering ten-year research on the Panna tigers was  immortalized by BBC in the documentary – Tigers of the Emerald Forest. Raghu’s book on tiger of Panna – The Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers –

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Khangchendzonga included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi/Gangtok/Palembang (Indonesia): The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to be included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). The decision to include Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in WNBR was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB)

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Forest Rest Houses will not be transferred to private entities to promote tourism: Supreme Court

Lalit Shastri The Supreme Court today accepted the guidelines framed by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) and ordered that the control of Forest Rest Houses located inside the forests, including their reservation, shall under all circumstances remain with the Forest Department. The Supreme Court has accepted the guidelines framed by CEC for control and maintenance

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Himalayan tahrs roasted alive in forest fire

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A large population of  the endangered Tahrs has been roasted alive in raging forest fires in Uttarakhand Experts are asking pertinent questions in the wake of the Tehri disaster. Those in knowledgeable circles want to know what caused porosity, fragmentation of consolidated forest canopy and loss of growing stock leading to

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After Salman khan’s conviction and bail; Now its time to look beyond the blackbuck poaching case

Lalit Shastri Bollywood actor Salman Khan was sentenced 5 years in jail by a trial court in Jodhpur on 5 April 2018 for killing two blackbuks in 1998 under Section 51 of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 (WLPA) which deals with penalty for hunting a Schedule 1 animal. Today (7 April 2018) Khan was granted

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Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail, fined 10k

Newsroom24x7 Network Jodhpur: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was today lodged in the Jodhpur Central jail after a court here sentenced him to five years in jail under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act for killing two blackbucks in October 1998. Salman has been sentenced a five-year jail term and a fine of Rs 10,000.

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The last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

Newsroom24x7 Network Nairobi: With the passing away of Sudan, at age 45, now there are only 2 females and no more male northern white rhinos on planet Earth. It remains to be seen if artificial reproductive techniques can save the fate of the northern white rhino -the majestic African wildlife species that is now going

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Draft National Forest Policy is up for serious discussion

Lalit Shastri The Draft National Forest Policy, 2018, which has been released in the public domain by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, is up for serious discussion, especially due to some of its fine print that has been inter-woven with pointers that state good bit of truth to attract the gullible

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Manikandan laid down his life on the call of duty

The world grieves with Manikandan’s family, friends and colleagues Newsroom24x7 Network Bangalore/New Delhi: Dignitories, Forest officers and people from all walks of life around the world are deeply saddened by the news of Senior IFS officer Dr. S. Manikandan (aged 46, hailing from Cumbum in Theni District, Tamilnadu), Conservator of Forests and Field Director of

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Tigers are fighting a losing battle

Lalit Shastri Bhopal: During 2017, 98 cases of tiger mortality and 17 cases of tiger body parts seizure were reported from different parts of India. The maiximum mortality – 26 tigers – was reported from BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh, the central Indian State that boasts of the cental Indian highlands and was till a few years

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CREW all set for Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival 2018

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: CREW (Crusade for Revival of Environment and Wildlife) is organising the Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival 2018 (CIHfestival 2018) with the help of the Wildlife Wing of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department between February and September this year. In the first phase of CIHfestival 2018, Wildlife Expeditions (camps) are being organised for

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