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Lives lost to wildlife-human conflict inadequately compensated in India: Study

  • The research says the average compensation paid for human death in the country is 1,91,437, and the average compensation paid for injury is 6,185.
According to the wildlife conservationist, the dominance of the costs of human casualties rationalises the innate fear and respect towards large species like elephants displayed by those living with wildlife in India(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
According to the wildlife conservationist, the dominance of the costs of human casualties rationalises the innate fear and respect towards large species like elephants displayed by those living with wildlife in India(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 09:16 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri, New Delhi

Wildlife conservationists blame poaching for lack of rise in tiger numbers in Odisha

The final reports of the 2018 census conducted by the National Tiger Conservation Authority showed Odisha’s tigers numbers at 28, same as it was in the 2014 census.
File photo: A tiger takes a lap in his enclosure at a zoo in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
File photo: A tiger takes a lap in his enclosure at a zoo in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 09:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

World Wildlife Day 2020: Adorable animal videos to requests for conservation, here’s what people are tweeting

Be it the animals frolicking in their habitats or pictures of adorable moments between parent and their cubs, Twitter was abuzz with different kinds of posts for World Wildlife Day.
This year’s message for World Wildlife Day is sustaining all life on Earth.(Twitter/@sudarsansand)
This year’s message for World Wildlife Day is sustaining all life on Earth.(Twitter/@sudarsansand)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 06:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySrimoyee Chowdhury

World Wildlife Day: How Bollywood celebs are making a difference

As March 3 marks the celebration of World Wildlife Day, we speak to Bollywood actors who highlight the importance of raising awareness on wildlife conservation and habitat protection.
Actor Dia Mirza feels that we need to identify ourselves as fellow inhabitants of the planet(Photo: Instagram/diamirzaofficial)
Actor Dia Mirza feels that we need to identify ourselves as fellow inhabitants of the planet(Photo: Instagram/diamirzaofficial)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanchita Kalra

IIT Kanpur to help UP forest department in wildlife conservation

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur will be helping UP forest department to undertake a project to conserve wildlife and strengthen their habitat.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.(HT file)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.(HT file)
Published on Feb 19, 2020 05:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajeev Mullick

UP govt sanctions Rs 234 cr for Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan zoo in Gorakhpur

The zoo will give an international identity to Gorakhpur and promote wildlife conservation, said UP Cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma.
The decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(REUTERS File)
The decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 08:27 AM IST
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Lucknow | ByPress Trust of India

An AI technology that follows and analyses human emotions to help people and environment

JJAIBOT works in three main domains such as environmental safety, wildlife conservation and human protection.
JJAIBOT uses human emotions such as love, anger, fear and happiness, etc. and then wraps an AI perspective around it.
JJAIBOT uses human emotions such as love, anger, fear and happiness, etc. and then wraps an AI perspective around it.
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 06:45 PM IST
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AMU to tie up with wildlife department on conservation efforts

Pro Vice Chancellor, AMU Prof Akhtar Haseeb said, “Wildlife conservation should be taken in a holistic way. It involves several aspects. Due to rapid industrialization, urbanization conservation has become an uphill task.”
Aligarh Muslim University.(HT file)
Aligarh Muslim University.(HT file)
Published on Oct 22, 2019 01:54 PM IST
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Aligarh | ByIndo Asian News Service

Five-foot long python rescued from IGNOU west Delhi campus

While the snake was trapped in the narrow space, the IGNOU staff dialled Wildlife SOS, an NGO involved in wildlife conservation. A two-member team was sent to the campus to rescue the python.
The python was rescued after an hour-long operation.(HT Photo)
The python was rescued after an hour-long operation.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2019 09:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Special interest in wildlife’ enough to get into Madhya Pradesh board

Ajay Dubey, an Right to Information activist, and a senior journalist working for wildlife conservation have raised questions over their selection.
The state government had issued an order on August 3 reconstituting the 30-member board mandated to clear projects in animal zones for three years.(HT image)
The state government had issued an order on August 3 reconstituting the 30-member board mandated to clear projects in animal zones for three years.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 03:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByRanjan

The wildlife conservation needs a mass movement urgently

The field experience suggests incentivising the local communities for conservation provides better results
Women from a Rampur-based self help group have composed a song to sensitise people about forest and wildlife conservation(HT)
Women from a Rampur-based self help group have composed a song to sensitise people about forest and wildlife conservation(HT)
Published on Feb 24, 2019 06:54 PM IST
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ByParveen Kaswan and Akash Deep Badhawan

‘Flying bulldog’: World’s largest bee Megachile pluto rediscovered in Indonesia

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists the bee Megachile pluto as “vulnerable”, meaning that while its numbers are relatively solid, the remoteness of its population makes it hard to study.
The bee (full name Megachile pluto), which lives in the Indonesian island region of North Moluccas, makes its nest in termite mounds, using its large fang-like mandibles to collect sticky resin to protect its home from the termites.(Australian Academy of Science/Twitter)
The bee (full name Megachile pluto), which lives in the Indonesian island region of North Moluccas, makes its nest in termite mounds, using its large fang-like mandibles to collect sticky resin to protect its home from the termites.(Australian Academy of Science/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Researchers get AI help to map ecosystem, wildlife conservation

What’s new is that AI-based technologies are catching on big time across Indian research organisations working on environment and conservation. These organisations are being backed by big-ticket funding programs such as Microsoft’s AI for Earth, a $50 million, five-year program that has eight participants from India.
Digital tools have become a critical component of the ICRISAT’s mission. In recent years, ICRISAT’s use of AI for improved forecasting and advice has proven to increase crop yields and improve crop quality.(HT Photo)
Digital tools have become a critical component of the ICRISAT’s mission. In recent years, ICRISAT’s use of AI for improved forecasting and advice has proven to increase crop yields and improve crop quality.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | BySibi Arasu

With local knowledge and wildlife experts, we can save a lot of animals: Randeep Hooda

A known animal lover, actor Randeep Hooda often writes to the government about wildlife conservation while planning public infrastructure.
Published on Jan 02, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

How a plan to save endangered black rhinos left 11 dead in Kenya

The primary cause of rhino deaths, an official report found, was due to toxic levels of salt in the water of their sanctuary in Kenya.
Kenya's Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala (left) looks on as Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) personnel subdue a sedated black rhinoceros at the Nairobi National Park on June 26, 2018 as they prepare to translocate it to Tsavo National Park where some 11 of the critically endangered animals were translocated from Nairobi and Nakuru and ended up dead due to harsh conditions.(AFP Photo)
Kenya's Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala (left) looks on as Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) personnel subdue a sedated black rhinoceros at the Nairobi National Park on June 26, 2018 as they prepare to translocate it to Tsavo National Park where some 11 of the critically endangered animals were translocated from Nairobi and Nakuru and ended up dead due to harsh conditions.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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Nairobi | ByAgence France-Presse

Nepal continues rhino diplomacy, gifts China two endangered one-horned species

Nepal has gifted at least 22 rhinos to other countries earlier, including six to the US and four to India.
KP Sharma Oli had promised China the rhinos in 2016 during his previous tenure as Nepal’s prime minister.(AFP/File Photo)
KP Sharma Oli had promised China the rhinos in 2016 during his previous tenure as Nepal’s prime minister.(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 08:44 PM IST
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Kathmandu | ByAgence France-Presse

Uttarakhand HC declares animal kingdom a legal entity with rights of a ‘living person’

The Uttarakhand high court declared the entire animal kingdom as a legal entity, which means animals can be represented by a custodian.
Forest officials count a horned rhinoceros from on top of an elephant during a rhino census at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam.(AP File Photo)
Forest officials count a horned rhinoceros from on top of an elephant during a rhino census at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 03:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | ByNeeraj Santoshi, Nainital

Jharkhand forest officials rescue endangered fishing cat sighted after decades

Listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List, villagers trapped the fishing cat in net after it preyed on their goats.
Fishing cats are mainly found in the foothills of the Himalayas along the Ganga and Brahmaputra river valleys, mangrove forests of the Sundarbans and in the Western Ghats.(HT Photo)
Fishing cats are mainly found in the foothills of the Himalayas along the Ganga and Brahmaputra river valleys, mangrove forests of the Sundarbans and in the Western Ghats.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 09:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | BySanjoy Dey

Researchers fear world’s largest amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander, may go extinct

A study suggests that the farming and release of giant salamanders back into the wild without any regard for their genetic differences is putting the salamanders’ future at an even greater risk.
Chinese giant salamander are considered to be critically endangered.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Chinese giant salamander are considered to be critically endangered.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Published on May 22, 2018 06:28 PM IST
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PTI, Beijing | ByHT Correspondent

The survival of a specie hinges on a pregnant white rhino named Victoria

Researchers hope someday Victoria could serve as a surrogate mother and give birth to the related northern white rhino, whose population is down to two females after decades of decimation by poachers.
Southern white rhino Victoria at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California.(AP File Photo)
Southern white rhino Victoria at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California.(AP File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2018 10:15 AM IST
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AP, San Diego | ByHT Correspondent

Maharashtra CM orders extension of lease for conservation centre run by BHNS

The order came after BJP’s Mumbai unit chief met Fadnavis, and cited the pivotal role the Centre plays in wildlife conservation and environment protection.
Ashish Shelar and CM Devendra Fadnavis.(HT FILE)
Ashish Shelar and CM Devendra Fadnavis.(HT FILE)
Updated on May 08, 2018 12:38 AM IST
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ByNaresh Kamath, Mumbai

Elephant dies of ‘thirst’ in Haldwani range

A female elephant, about 40 years of age, was found dead in Haldwani range of the Tanda forest on Wednesday
Rivers and streams dry up during summer months in Haldwani range posing problems for the animals.(HT File)
Rivers and streams dry up during summer months in Haldwani range posing problems for the animals.(HT File)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAbhinav Madhwal

Assam’s 2 day spring festival begins in Manas National Park

The festival has been organised, among others, by Indian Weavers’ Association and the Swankar Mithinga Onsai Afat, an association of reformed poachers in Manas who are now engaged in wildlife conservation and preservation.
The itinerary of the festival include village tours, exposition of local handicraft and handloom, cultural shows, local folk music and tasting of local cuisines and delicacies.(Youtube)
The itinerary of the festival include village tours, exposition of local handicraft and handloom, cultural shows, local folk music and tasting of local cuisines and delicacies.(Youtube)
Updated on Apr 08, 2018 02:49 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, Guwahati
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