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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.

‘Extinction crisis’ pushes countries to agree stronger protection for global wildlife

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): At-risk wildlife that is facing a “growing extinction crisis” received a boost on Wednesday, as countries wrapped up a marathon meeting in Geneva, by agreeing to increased protection measures and more sustainable trade in animals and plants across the globe.

Kaziranga flood: 83 wild animals including seven rhinos dead, 58 beasts rescued

Guwahati, July 18 (IBNS): The Assam forest department, forest guards of Kaziranga National Park and many other NGOs have rescued several wild animals while the Kaziranga National Park has faced devastating flood this year and the animals suffering majorly.

World is ‘on notice’ as major UN report shows one million species face extinction

New York, May 7 (IBNS): A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on nature shows that nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades, while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail without radical action, UN biodiversity experts said on Monday.

WWF report reveals staggering extent of human impact on planet

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018.

Climate change pushing this Lemur to the limit: says study

New York, Oct 31  (IBNS): Human disturbance of tropical rainforests in Madagascar — including wildfires, burning and timber exploitation — have led to reduced rainfall and a longer dry season, further pushing greater bamboo lemurs to the brink of extinction, according to a new study in the journal Current Biology.

Project to support conservation of Indonesian river and forest habitats to protect wildlife

London, Mar 3 (IBNS): A new project led by a researcher from the University of Leicester is supporting the conservation of river and forest habitats in Indonesia - which are vital to the survival of a number of rare species of animal including orangutans and native fish.

Assam loses seven panchyderm in past 72 hours

Guwahati, Dec 7 (IBNS): Three wild elephants died and another injured in three separate incidents in Assam on Wednesday as the state lost seven panchyderm in past 72 hours.