Rajaji National Park should be made a tiger park
December 11, 2011: The Rajaji National Park should be made a tiger park considering the rising big cat population and the fact that a thriving prey base and healthy environment makes it an ideal habitat for both predators and herbivores. The World Bank programme director for the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI), Keshav Varma said this while talking to The Pioneer on the sidelines of the international conference on eco-engineering for connecting wildlife corridors.
U.N. climate talks agree legal pact on global warming
December 11, 2011: U.N. climate change talks agreed a pact on Sunday that for the first time would force all the biggest polluters to take action to slow the pace of global changing.
Conference on tiger conservation held
December 11, 2011: A conference on tiger conservation and protection was organised in collaboration by Centre for Research in International Law (CRIL), NLIU, NGO Prayatana and ILSA at the regional museum of natural history, Bhopal. The daylong session was attended by luminaries and students and targeted the youth to generate awareness.
India has habitat to sustain 2200 tigers
December 11: 2011: The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) member secretary Rajesh Gopal said on Saturday that India was having space to sustain around 2200 tigers.
Reserve aside, sanctuary still awaits demarcation
December 11, 2011: Almost six months after the then union minister for environment and forests, Jairam Ramesh, suggested a tiger reserve in Goa's Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, the state government has not moved a muscle.
NBWL to discuss Forest Act violations on NH7
December 10, 2011: The 24th meeting of the standing committee of National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) slated for December 13 in Delhi will discuss the NH7 road widening issue and violations thereof by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
Jumbo controversy: experts conduct DNA test on circus elephant
December 10, 2011: A team of wildlife experts from the Punjab Wildlife Department today conducted the DNA test on an elephant here at the Jumbo Circus, following allegations against the circus authorities of being allegedly involved in illegal animal trade. The report of the test would be ready in a month and till then the circus authorities have been asked to make available all records pertaining to the elephant.
Natarajan pushes for India's right to grow at Durban meet
December 7, 2011: Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Tuesday made it clear at the global climate change meet at Durban, South Africa, that India would not compromise on the principles of equity and historical responsibility in addressing the issue of climate change.
51 tigers died in 2011: report
December 7, 2011: Fifty-one tigers have died in different states of India between January and December 5, 2011, according to statistics collated by a prominent wildlife NGO. A tigress shot dead outside Kaziranga Park in Assam on Monday is the latest in that list.
India dampens Europe's hopes of a new climate change agreement
December 6, 2011: India last night rejected a European roadmap to a new single, legally-binding agreement to revive the stuttering UN climate talks.