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Star Tortoise Makes Meteoric Comeback

The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota), a medium-sized tortoise found only in Myanmar’s central dry zone, has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to an aggressive captive-breeding effort spearheaded by a team of conservationists and government partners.

Sajal Madhu Launches ‘Hathi Mera Sathi’ Campaign In Chhattisgarh

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Sanctuary’s Mud on Boots Project Leader Sajal Madhu launched an awareness campaign titled ‘Hathi Mera Sathi’, for the locals of Dharamjaigarh in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.

WWF Study Yields Photo Evidence Of Snow Leopard In Arunachal

WWF-India’s recent snow leopard study yielded photo evidence of the elusive species in Arunachal Pradesh, a state that is resplendent with biodiversity and yet largely unexplored.

The Mud On Boots Project: Updates From The Field

It has been a busy September for our Project Leaders, and the month has featured wildlife rescues, community consultations and awareness programmes at several of our field sites. Here are some updates that were shared with us this past month.

Another Unnatural Elephant Death In Chhattisgarh

A wild elephant died in Pori village of Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district after consuming pesticide-laden crops from a field. The body of the young bull elephant was discovered on September 19th, following which the forest department was informed of the incident.

Suspected Poachers Caught In Kaziranga

On September 21, 2017, Range Officers of Northern Range of Kaziranga National Park apprehended two persons suspected to be poachers and took them into custody.

Preservation Play: Children Give Up Catapults In Arunachal Pradesh

Anoko Mega, Sanctuary’s Mud On Boots Project Leader in Arunachal Pradesh, is encouraging school children of Roing to voluntarily surrender their catapults, used to hunt small birds, in a bid to alter attitudes towards hunting within his community.

IUCN Changes The Snow Leopard's Red List Status From 'Endangered' To 'Vulnerable'

The mysterious snow leopard has been delivered a piece of good news. The Red List classification from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) improves the conservation status of the big cat from “Endangered” to “Vulnerable.” Yet these iconic symbols of Asia’s great mountain wilderness still face numerous threats, many rapidly growing, in their high mountain home.

222 Wild Animal Deaths Recorded On NH-74

A study conducted by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) revealed a staggering 222 wildlife deaths, recorded along a 30 km. stretch of National Highway-74 between Dehradun and Haridwar, over a period of eight months.

Tragic End To T.N. Elephant Rescue

An injured female elephant, marooned in the Sigurhalla river in the Singara range, Nilgiris North Division, was rescued by the Forest Department on the morning of September 3, 2017, but subsequently died of her wounds.

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