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Demoiselle Cranes Take Flight From Khichan

Crane conservationist Sevaram Mali Parihar spotted 1,500 to 2,000 Demoiselle Cranes flying high over Khichan, indicating their departure for the season.

Shark Fins Evade International Shipping Bans

Despite a worldwide ban on the transportation of shark fins by major shipping carriers, a three-month investigation by the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global – as part of their global shark defence campaign ‘Operation Apex Harmony’ – has verified that large shipments of shark fin are still arriving in Hong Kong on airlines and shipping lines that have made ‘No Shark Fin’ carriage ban commitments.

Prevention Through Preparedness And Continuous Vigil Is Key To Fighting Forest Fires, Says Conservationist Praveen Bhargav

On February 18, 2017, a raging fire in Bandipur National Park, Karnataka, not only ravaged 750 acres of forest, reducing it to ashes, but also caused the tragic death of a 28-year-old forest guard, Murigeppa Tammangol. This instance points out the neglect India’s green army is subjected to, even when they form the frontline of our defence against forest destruction and wildlife poaching.

Lesser Adjutant Rescued In Assam

In the last week of February, Manoj Gogoi, Sanctuary’s Mud on Boots Project leader in Assam rescued a Lesser Adjutant Stork Leptoptilos javanicus from Jorhat, a town located 96 km. from Kaziranga.

Dhole Home-Range Estimated

A new study led by scientists from Wildlife Conservation Society-India Program, Centre for Wildlife Studies (Bangalore), and University of Florida, USA, presents the first home-range size estimate of Asiatic wild dogs or ‘dholes’ based on camera trap surveys.

Carnivores Adapt To Coexist

A new Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) study in India shows that three carnivores – tigers, leopards, and dholes – seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly little conflict.

WCT Announces Grants For Endangered Species Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) announces the launch of "WCT Small Grants for Conservation of Endangered Species and their Habitats" (WCT-SG), to encourage and further strengthen on-ground conservation of endangered flora and fauna in India.

Sanctuary Nature Foundation Launches ‘Mud On Boots’ Project

The Sanctuary Nature Foundation announced the launch of the Mud on Boots Project, a programme designed to empower and support grassroots conservationists in India. The foundation has selected 12 grassroots conservation leaders from across India, for the years 2017 and 2018.

Bittu Sahgal Writes To T.N. Governor On Chennai Oil Spill

In the interest of coastal communities, volunteer workers and the environment, Sanctuary’s Editor calls for state authorities to take responsibility for the Chennai Oil Spill that occurred off the Ennore Port in late January.

Ireland Divests From Fossil Fuels

In a unanimous vote, Ireland has passed a bill to freeze public funding of all coal, oil and gas companies.