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Talks To Dismantle Trade In Tiger Poaching

March 17, 2010: The illegal trade in tigers is being discussed this week by delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, with countries being asked to provide information to the CITES Secretariat and Interpol to help develop anti-poaching strategies. Continue reading on the IUCN website

Vedanta's Orissa Mining Project Under Govt Scanner

March 16, 2010: The plan by London-based Vedanta Resources to mine bauxite in Orissa—a key part of a giant aluminium complex which the company  is building in the mineral-rich eastern state—could be jeopardised if the environment ministry accepts the findings of a report by a government-appointed committee.  Environment minister Jairam Ramesh says the report will be sent to the…

Ten Sites Named In Massive UK Marine Energy Project

March 16, 2010: The Scottish government has named ten sites around Orkney islands and Pentland Firth in a £4bn marine energy project. Read more about this on the Guardian website here.

27 Birds Of Prey Poisoned In Scotland In 2009

March 16, 2009: Scottish environment minister worried as 27 protected birds of prey die of poisoining in 2009, making it one of the worst years on record for wildlife crime. The article published on the Guardian website can be read here.

Tigers Are Being Killed Well Within The Ranthambhore reserve

March 16, 2010: Yet again, Ranthambhore is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Two sub-adult tigers were found dead last Sunday and the forest authorities accepted that the big cats died due to poisoning. This was the latest in a series of mishaps that have cost Ranthambhore at least seven tigers – adults, sub-adults and cubs – in the last three years.

Indian Farmers Battle Against Nuclear Plant

March 16, 2010: A robust people's movement against a major nuclear power project has built up in a cluster of small villages on India's picturesque Konkan coast. The BBC's Zubair Ahmed reports that Some 350km (220 miles) from India's commercial capital, Mumbai, lies the village of Madban overlooking the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea.

Leopard Cub Dies In Melghat, Mother Waits Near Body For Three Hours

March 16, 2010: In a tragic accident a leopard cub was killed by a speeding vehicle in the Harisal range of Gugamal wildlife division of the Melghat Tiger Reserve.

Area Near Rajkot Identified For Gir Lions

March 15, 2010: The Gujarat government has identified an area near Wankaner in Rajkot to relocate some lions from the Gir National Park in attempt to protect the dwindling gene pool of the Asiatic Lion. Read the article on the Times of India website

Animal Activists Urge Ban On Farm Breeding Of Tigers

March 15, 210: Delegates at the ongoing 15th Conference of the Parties of CITES have been urged to reflect on the world’s rapidly disappearing biodiversity and to make decisions based on the precautionary approach, which protects species for the future rather than for short-term profits.

India’s Shrinking Animal Ark Needs More Parks, Corridors

March 11, 2010: New analysis predicts large mammal extinctions in India unless regional conservation planning takes place. Wildlife Conservation Society recommends park expansion