Diclofenac still a major threat for vultures
April 1, 2013: New Delhi: Human formulations of the drug Diclofenac banned for veterinary use are still being illegally used to treat cattle, posing a grave danger to the already critically-endangered vulture population, say experts.
Bahuguna for inclusion of Rajaji Park under Project Tiger
April 1, 2013: The Uttarakhand government will send a proposal to the Centre seeking inclusion of Rajaji National Park under the ambit of Project Tiger, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said today.
'Rescued' tiger survives 1,000 days in Assam's Manas
April 1, 2013: Manas (Assam): An adult male tiger, which was rescued from a human-wildlife conflict situation and released in the wild more than three years ago, was recently sighted in the Manas National Park, wildlife activists said Monday.
Ten Sunderbans tigers all set to get radio-collars
April 1, 2013: The forest department has decided to radio-collar ten tigers in the Sunderbans, where population dynamics of the big cats has always remained a mystery. And this time, an advanced set of radio collars, which helped scientists track tigers in Nepal and lions in Gir, will be used in the mangroves.
CAG faults Project Tiger scheme in State
March 28, 2013: BHUBANESWAR:The Comptroller and Auditor general of India (CAG) has severely criticised the implementation of Project Tiger scheme saying the tiger population in Odisha declined drastically due to inadequate protection measures and deficiency in project management.
CBI gearing up to save tiger, fight poachers
March 28, 2013: NAGPUR:The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has a strong wildlife squad as part of the economic offences wing, may now play a pivotal role in countering poaching cases related to tiger.
Conservation efforts pay off, rhinos thrive in West Bengal
March 28, 2013: WEST BENGAL:The rhinoceros population in the Jaldapara National Park in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district has increased to 186 — a rise of about 25 per cent — since 2011, when census was last conducted, senior forest officials said on Wednesday.
Bigger home in wild for tigress
March 27, 2013: KOLKATA:In a first of its kind exercise, the Sunderbans foresters will treat a sick tigress in the wild and release it when it's fit. The sick and injured tigers from the forests are usually brought to Alipore Zoo, far away from the mangroves, for treatment.
Railways gets survey nod for forest tracks
March 27, 2013: KOLKATA:The National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) has given a nod to the railways for a survey on the proposed line from Sevoke to Rongpo, the second within Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. This key elephant habitat in North Bengal has already seen six elephant deaths so far this year.
On the brink of extinction
March 26, 2013: Decades of widespread hunting and poaching have taken a mighty toll on the Great Indian Bustard. Today, the bird has been extirpated from over 90 per cent of its former range, wiped out even from sanctuaries designated for its protection