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According to the census being conducted by the wildlife wing of the forest department and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, 52 snow leopards have been identified in 10 remote sites in Lahaul, Spiti, Chamba and Kinnaur .(Photo: Himachal Forest Dept (Files))

Regular sightings indicate rise in number of snow leopards in HP

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Census of the animals by the wildlife wing of the forest department and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, has stalled because of the Covid-19 pandemic
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Representational Photo.
Representational Photo.

357 leopards translocated between 2009 and 2016, most in Karnataka: Study

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 01:55 PM IST
The outcome of the captures from Karnataka was available for 314 of the 357 leopards. Of these, 85.4% (268) were translocated to other forests, 10.8% (34) were taken in captivity, and 3.8% (12) died
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Great Hornbill is fondly referred to as ‘farmers of the forest’ because of the great distances to which they help disperse seeds.(HT File Photo)
Great Hornbill is fondly referred to as ‘farmers of the forest’ because of the great distances to which they help disperse seeds.(HT File Photo)

Great hornbills adapting to life in human habitations of southern Western Ghats

By Sibi Arasu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2018 08:55 AM IST
According to a latest study by the Nature Conservation Foundation on the Great Hornbill, these large-bodied birds are seemingly able to adapt to human-modified landscapes such as tea and coffee plantations.
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