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Poachers kill one tiger every day; only 1300 left

The National Wildlife Board will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday and brief him about the disastrous impact of poaching and the destruction of the natural habitat of the Tiger, one of......

This river linking project may cut India's tiger habitats

The panel headed by Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave has agreed to submerge more than 100 sq km of Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, reports Nitin Sethi. The Ken-Betwa river linking......

SC refuses to stay culling of nilgai, wild boar, monkeys

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to put a stay on the killing of Nilgai, wild boar and monkey in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as of now. The Supreme Court asked the......

Did the timber mafia cause the forest fires?

  'The kind of losses the nation is facing are incalculable.'Rashme Sehgal reports for on how fires are blazing across Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and have reached the doorstep......

These 10 stunning images will make you go WILD

The Natural History Museum has unveiled the first entries for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty......

No nod to projects in eco-sensitive zones: Ramesh

The National Board for Wildlife, headed by Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, rejected some big projects, including a port project in Gujarat, signalling that the ministry would not clear projects......

Govt sets up 11-member panel to revamp forest law

The panel has not been given a detailed mandate, but the first meeting of the panel suggests it has considered revamping the forest governance regime in the country, says Nitin Sethi. The Union......

Draft promises changes in forest and wildlife laws but nothing official about it, yet

The proposed changes, as per the draft, could continue some of the existing conflict between wildlife protection regulations with the implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006, which gives rights......

India Shining! Precious forest land wiped away for 23,716 industrial projects

The government may claim planted trees compensate for forests lost, but that does not mean complex flora and fauna destroyed have been restored, points out Himadri Ghosh. Over the last 30 years,......

India must find affordable solutions to protect environment

All the energy is spent on blocking projects - so once they are cleared, the mission is lost, notes Sunita Narain. Debates are essentially polarised and noisy. But for resolution and movement in......

It's raining crores for Dhoni and Co.

It's raining crores for the World Cup-winning Indian cricket team who were gifted from residential plots to cash incentives.The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced Rs 1 crore award for......
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Owner ignored notices of elephant's poor health

Navi Mumbai: A day after an elephant died during a film shoot on Friday, an initial finding of a post-mortem has shown that it had been ailing due... ...
New norms for infra in forests

The union ministry for environment, forest and climate change (MoEF&CC) will soon come out with uniform national policy guidelines on road, railway... ...
Approval for fuelwood free villages near tiger reserves

The Rajasthan State Wildlife Board has given in-principle approval to a fuelwood free village scheme for providing 40,000 cooking gas connections... ...

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