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WTI Monitors 200 Days Of Migratory Movement Of Whale Sharks

The migratory path of a female whale shark that had been satellite-tagged off the Saurashtra coast in December 2016 under the Whale Shark Conservation Project – run by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the Gujarat Forest Department with support from Tata Chemicals Ltd – has now been monitored via satellite for over 200 days. This is the first and longest migratory movement of whale sharks ever recorded from the…

Humane Society International Launches Tip Line To Report Illegal Electric Fencing In Kerala

On the occasion of world elephant day, in the wake of frequent deaths of wild elephants due to electrocution from electric fences, the most recent being in Munnar, Humane Society International, India has launched a tip-line to report information on illegal high voltage (220V) electric fencing.

UK Is The Largest Supplier To The World’s Ivory Markets

New analysis by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has revealed that the UK is the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory – and the largest exporter of legal ivory to Hong Kong and China.

Mud On Boots Project Leader Nominated For Documentary Award

Anoko Mega, project leader under Sanctuary’s Mud on Boots project has been nominated  for documentary award under the ‘amateur’ category of the 9th Centre for Media Studies ‘VATAVARAN’ international environment and wildlife film festival and forum. His eight minute long documentary showcases the expansive biodiversity at the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Flood-Hit Land Of Kaziranga

The marooned wild animals of Kaziranga National Park have been struggling in search of highlands as 80 per cent of the park land was submerged in the first spate of floods that hit Assam last week.

80 Per Cent Of Gharials Found In Chambal

In a preliminary field report, Dr. Jeffery W. Lang, Senior Advisor for The Gharial Ecology Project, provides a comprehensive view of the gharial population that inhabits the Chambal river.

Tigers Threatened By Reckless Profiteering In Lion Bones

Environmental Investigation Agency in its report articulates how South Africa’s trade in lion bone is driving consumer demand for tiger parts and products.

Chinese Town At The Centre Of Global Ivory Smuggling

An exhaustive investigation has revealed how criminal gangs originating from an obscure town in southern China have come to dominate the smuggling of illegal ivory tusks poached from African elephants.

Study Calls For Urgent Need For Improved Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Across India

There is an urgent need to strengthen human-wildlife conflict management across India, as up to 32 wildlife species are damaging life and property in this nation of one billion people, according to a recent study published in the July 2017 edition of Human Dimensions of Wildlife.

Felling Kalapat’s Forests: The Last Safe Haven For The Elephants Of Keonjhar

The pachyderms of Odisha continue to face habitat loss as the state gears up to fell trees in Kalapat Forest Reserve. The reserve, spread over 220 sq. km., falls under the Telkoi Forest Range and is one of the last untouched elephant habitats in the Keonjhar district.

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