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Environment Ministry Seeks Review Of NGT Order

The environment ministry files a petition seeking a review of NGT’s order quashing the clearance of Mirzapur thermal power plant.

Ullas Karanth's Book on Conservation Science Released

Eminent wildlife scientist Dr.George Schaller, who is currently in India, released the book Science and Conservation of Wildlife Populations by Ullas Karanth on 27 January, 2017 at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru.

Natural World Heritage Sites Hammered by Human Activities

A new study warns that more than 100 natural World Heritage sites are being severely damaged by encroaching human activities. The study, led by an international team of researchers from the University of Queensland, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), University of Northern British Columbia and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) appears in the journal Biological Conservation.

Elephant Electrocuted In Chhattisgarh

A male elephant was electrocuted in Ongana village in Dharamjaigarh, Chhattisgarh on January 9, 2017.

Environment Minister Urges Experts To Not Let Studies Delay Projects

Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave urges appraisal committees’ non-official expert members to not delay projects on account of studies.

Blue India Underwater Photography And Art Competition

Reef Watch Marine Conservation, an NGO dedicated towards the protection of the Indian Ocean, is holding the Blue India Underwater Art Competition to create a community of artists who are ocean lovers.

Telangana Tiger Not Jai

Sanctuary’s sources dispute reports of the Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary's missing tiger Jai being spotted in Telangana, declaring it to be false news.

Landscape Connectivity Critical For Elephant Conservation

Scientists from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), India Program are calling for a re-think on conservation strategies for threatened and wide-ranging large mammal species.

Five Rare Caracals Seized From Wildlife Traders In Uttar Pradesh

The Mirzapur Forest Department apprehended three wildlife traders, who were caught with six wild cats in their possession. From the six animals rescued, one remains unidentified, while the other five belong to an elusive species of wild cat called the caracal.

Pregnant Elephant Electrocuted In Chhattisgarh

Two elephants were electrocuted when they came in contact with electric wires enclosing a sugarcane field in the district of Surajpur, Chhattisgarh.