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Villagers Block Chhattisgarh Highway To Protest Human-Elephant Conflict

Incensed by the loss of human life and the damage caused to crops and property by wild elephants, an estimated 800 villagers blocked parts of the National Highway passing through Sithra and Khargaon on October 6, 2018.

Environment Minister Urged To Take Stock Of Escalating Human-Elephant Conflict In Chhattisgarh

Cara Tejpal, Project Head of Sanctuary’s Mud On Boots programme calls on Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan to take cognizance of the escalating human- elephant conflict in Chhattisgarh and take immediate steps toward the safety of humans and the protection of wildlife and wild habitats in the state.

Winners Of The TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2018

Celebrating the ‘best of the best’ in nature tourism in the Indian sub-continent, the 5th TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2018 was held in association with the Sanctuary Nature Foundation at the residence of the British High Commissioner in New Delhi on September 27, 2018.

Chhattisgarh's Deadly Human-Elephant Conflict

Escalating human-elephant conflict in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district continues to claim lives. Once known for its thick forests, today Raigarh's natural beauty has been ravaged by coal-mining. Locals say that this loss of wild habitats has consequently pushed wild animals towards human settlements and exacerbated human-wildlife conflict to a fatal degree.

Facebook Called Out For Aiding Wildlife Trade In Thailand

A disturbing trend was recently brought to light in a study by TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network, has recorded illicit wildlife trade through online groups via Facebook in Thailand.

Japan’s Proposal To Resume Commercial Whaling Denied

During the 67th International Whaling Comission (IWC), held in Florianopolis, Japan lost the vote on their proposal for the return of commercial whaling.

Mumbai Metropolitan Magistrate acquits journalists, holds UPL and GPCB guilty of inaction and failure to protect environment

Acquitting all three journalists in the United Phosphorous Ltd (UPL) vs. Ramoji Rao defamation case, Mumbai Metropolitan Magistrate, Shri K G Paldewar observed that ‘G.P.C.B. is guilty of total inaction in taking effective steps for protecting or improving the environment’. He also observed that it was ‘apparently clear that UPL was discharging non-treated toxic effluent through an illegal outlet which finally…

Sanctuary Workshop With Gerry Martin On Snake Rescue, Management And Conflict

Sanctuary’s Mud On Boots Project collaborates with The Gerry Martin Project to conduct a hands on snake management workshop in Hunsur.

Bird Feared Extinct Rediscovered In The Bahamas

One of the rarest birds in the western hemisphere, the Bahama Nuthatch, has been rediscovered by research teams searching the island of Grand Bahama.

Disregarded Environmental Policy Played Its Part In Kerala Deluge

Kerala’s battle with incessant rainfall and disastrous floods, was a calamity not only generated by an overactive Southwest Monsoon season but also by sheer ignorance towards environmental concerns.