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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.

Bohemian Waxwing Spotted In India After A Century

Himachal Pradesh birder spots Bohemian Waxwing after a century-long absence from records in the country.

Ennore Oil Spill Spreads Across Chennai Coast

The oil spill near Ennore Port that took place when two cargo ships collided on 28 January 2017,has spread across the Chennai coast. An application that was filed in the National Green Tribunal concerning the oil spill will be heard on 20 February, 2017.

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.