Home Conservation News


Human-Elephant Conflict Renders 21 Families Homeless

In another instance of Human-Elephant Conflict, a herd of elephants has entered and damaged parts of the village of Raitrai, Dharamjaigarh, over the past 14 days. The herd destroyed 17 homes in its wake rendering 21 families homeless.

Eco Celebrations In Lower Dibang Valley

The Reh Festival Committee of  Roing marked its Golden Jubilee, choosing the path of eco-spirituality by organising a 26 km marathon on the last day of the National Wildlife Week.

Star Tortoise Makes Meteoric Comeback

The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota), a medium-sized tortoise found only in Myanmar’s central dry zone, has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to an aggressive captive-breeding effort spearheaded by a team of conservationists and government partners.

Sajal Madhu Launches ‘Haathi Sabka Saathi’ Campaign In Chhattisgarh

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Sanctuary’s Mud on Boots Project Leader Sajal Madhu launched an awareness campaign titled ‘Haathi Sabka Saathi’, for the locals of Dharamjaigarh in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.

WWF Study Yields Photo Evidence Of Snow Leopard In Arunachal

WWF-India’s recent snow leopard study yielded photo evidence of the elusive species in Arunachal Pradesh, a state that is resplendent with biodiversity and yet largely unexplored.

The Mud On Boots Project: Updates From The Field

It has been a busy September for our Project Leaders, and the month has featured wildlife rescues, community consultations and awareness programmes at several of our field sites. Here are some updates that were shared with us this past month.

Another Unnatural Elephant Death In Chhattisgarh

A wild elephant died in Pori village of Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district after consuming pesticide-laden crops from a field. The body of the young bull elephant was discovered on September 19th, following which the forest department was informed of the incident.

Suspected Poachers Caught In Kaziranga

On September 21, 2017, Range Officers of Northern Range of Kaziranga National Park apprehended two persons suspected to be poachers and took them into custody.

Preservation Play: Children Give Up Catapults In Arunachal Pradesh

Anoko Mega, Sanctuary’s Mud On Boots Project Leader in Arunachal Pradesh, is encouraging school children of Roing to voluntarily surrender their catapults, used to hunt small birds, in a bid to alter attitudes towards hunting within his community.

IUCN Changes The Snow Leopard's Red List Status From 'Endangered' To 'Vulnerable'

The mysterious snow leopard has been delivered a piece of good news. The Red List classification from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) improves the conservation status of the big cat from “Endangered” to “Vulnerable.” Yet these iconic symbols of Asia’s great mountain wilderness still face numerous threats, many rapidly growing, in their high mountain home.