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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.

‘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.