Another solar fence installed in Assam to combat human-elephant conflict
Guwahati/IBNS: Taking a step further in wildlife preservation in Assam, biodiversity conservation organisation Aaranyak has installed a 4 km stretch of community-operated solar fence to mitigate human-elephant conflict (HEC) at Bordol village in Goalpara district with support from US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Massive awareness required to bust myth about wildlife parts: Gauhati High Court judges
Guwahati/IBNS: The Judges of Gauhati High Court on Tuesday underlined the urgent need to create a massive awareness drive by all stakeholders targeting the common people especially students to bust the myth that wildlife parts are beneficial to human beings in many ways, a belief born out of superstition.
India's tiger population grows to 3,167 in 2022: PM Modi releases Tiger Census figures
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released the results of the 5th cycle of India's Tiger Census, which showed that the population of tigers in the wild has grown to 3,167 as of 2022.
Forest Dept files case against UP man who rescued Sarus crane
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh): The Forest department has lodged a case against a man from Uttar Pradesh who took care of a Sarus crane for a year after rescuing it, said media reports
Uttarakhand Leopard Attacks: Clear and Present Danger
In Uttarakhand, every month, cases of wildlife animals like leopards, tigers, and elephants attacking humans are reported. Among these, leopard attacks are the most frequent and severe. The ‘Living with Leopards’ programme, which has found success in Maharashtra, was launched in the Tehri and Pauri forest divisions in 2015-16 and in Narendra Nagar and Pithoragarh forest divisions in 2020 and 2022, respectively. The programme is reportedly successful in Tehri and Pithoragarh but has failed in Pauri, which has been identified as a hotspot for leopard attacks. Mongabay-India correspondent Varsha Singh reports
To save a million species, World Wildlife Day underscores crucial role of partnerships
Leaders across the UN system have called for bolder action and more effective partnerships to protect endangered animals and plants, ahead of World Wildlife Day on Friday.
South Africa translocates 12 cheetahs to India in a cooperation agreement
Cape Town/IBNS: Twelve cheetahs will later today (Friday) depart from South Africa for India, the South African government said.
Assam: Forest officials rescue five elephants from muddy pond
Guwahati/IBNS: The officials of the forest department of Assam’s Goalpara district rescued five wild elephants with the help of locals after the animals got stuck in a muddy pond in the lower Assam district on Thursday.
Saving Rhinos: A Second Chance For Dozer
Strasburg, VA - Dozer, a male black rhino, has been monitored by the International Rhino Foundation’s (IRF) partner the Lowveld Rhino Trust for 28 years. Dozer was just three years old when he was translocated to become one of the founding members of the newly established Bubiana Conservancy black rhino population in 1993, in one of the first rhino operations supported by IRF in Zimbabwe.
Assam: Three additions to Kaziranga National Park approved
Guwahati, Sep 3 (UNI) Preliminary notifications for three more additions to Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve of Assam have been issued, which will increase the total area to 915.53 sq km.
Drones, quick response vehicle enlisted to rein in man-animal conflict in Assam
Guwahati, Jul 25 (UNI) In a move to intensify surveillance and rein in man-animal conflict, Surveillance Quadcopters (Drone) and an anti-depredation quick response vehicle has been introduced in Assam.
Wildlife crime putting environment and health at risk: UN report
New York: The COVID-19 pandemic shows how wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health, according to a new UN report issued on Friday.
Ten new migratory species protected under global wildlife agreement
New York/IBNS: Asian elephants, jaguars and great Indian bustards were among 10 new species added to a global wildlife agreement on Saturday.
Women sitting on bike trampled to death by wild elephants in Jharkhand's Latehar
Latehar/UNI: A group of wild elephants caught a woman who was travelling on a motorcycle and trampled her to death in Aurajharia forest located in East Chipadohar Forest region falling under the Palamu Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand.
K'taka Forest dept to install fox lights to end human-elephant conflict
Chmarajanagaa/UNI: The Karnataka Forest Department proposes to install automated flashlights of varying colours in its bid to reduce human-elephant conflict along the forest periphery.