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Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died under mysterious circumstances in the Pong wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)

Avian flu causing migratory birds’ death at HP’s Pong Dam, toll rises to 2,400

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Lab reports expected on Tuesday, while post-mortem reports rule out poisoning
The Indian grey wolf.(Photo: Mihir Godbole)
The Indian grey wolf.(Photo: Mihir Godbole)

Wolves prefer to stay away from human, shows telemetry study in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 09:48 AM IST
For the study, eight wolves were radio-collared in the Vidharbha and western Maharashtra grasslands
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(PTI)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(PTI)

Uttarakhand forms panel to look into problems faced by nomadic Van Gujjars

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 04:41 PM IST
The panel will submit its report within six months after analysing all these issues and factoring in the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
The estimation is being carried out in ten forest divisions of the state in the higher reaches of districts like Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Pithoragarh.(Representational Image)
The estimation is being carried out in ten forest divisions of the state in the higher reaches of districts like Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Pithoragarh.(Representational Image)

Uttarakhand starts snow leopard population estimation process

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 04:08 PM IST
The estimation is being carried out in ten forest divisions of the state in the higher reaches of districts like Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Pithoragarh
Forest officials capturing Python in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region.(HT Photo)
Forest officials capturing Python in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand forest department rescues 16-foot-long python; video goes viral

Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Ankur Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Vipul Mourya, a snake expert from Wildlife Institute of India, said it is a good sign for Uttarakhand’s biodiversity that such big pythons are being spotted
Representational Photo.(HT Archive)
Representational Photo.(HT Archive)

Wildlife board declines Uttarakhand forest dept’s request to modify tiger reserve road

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:08 PM IST
After NBWL gave its nod for the construction of Laldhang-Chillarkhal road through the buffer zone of Rajaji Tiger Reserve based on recommendations by NTCA, Uttarakhand forest department wrote to the board in July, requesting modifications like reducing the length of underpass for wild animals and reducing the height of underpass from 8m to 5m
Representational Image.(Getty Images)
Representational Image.(Getty Images)

Uttarakhand to conduct leopard population estimation from December

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:13 PM IST
The last such estimation was done in 2008; the forest department has started identifying grids where leopards are usually found after which camera traps are likely to be placed
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI file photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI file photo)

Govt plans to cut funds to 5 autonomous bodies

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 07:34 AM IST
In a report on the rationalization of 109 autonomous bodies under Central government ministries, the finance ministry’s department of expenditure recommended that the environment ministry disengage with 23 bodies, merge 109 into 26 bodies and close six to reduce expenditure.
Dolphin found dead in lower Ganga Canal of district Bulandshahar on Tuesday.(Sourced)
Dolphin found dead in lower Ganga Canal of district Bulandshahar on Tuesday.(Sourced)

Second dolphin death in 5 days in UP’s Bulandshahr; probe panel set up

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 03:59 PM IST
A committee of five officials, including members of the Wildlife Institute of India and WWF India, has been formed under the chairmanship of the divisional forest officer to probe the deaths
A tiger using an underpass on National Highway-44(WII/HT PHOTO)
A tiger using an underpass on National Highway-44(WII/HT PHOTO)

Wildlife-friendly roads pay off, 18 species using special underpasses in Pench

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Wild dogs were found to use the underpasses the most, followed by tigers
The National Mission for Clean Ganga, the Wildlife Institute of India and the Forest Department launched the My Ganga My Dolphin campaign. (representational image)(Pixabay)
The National Mission for Clean Ganga, the Wildlife Institute of India and the Forest Department launched the My Ganga My Dolphin campaign. (representational image)(Pixabay)

My Ganga My Dolphin campaign launched at six sites across river Ganga

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 10:03 AM IST
The ecotourism programme was started in six sites across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.
The zone is also an important interstate link for tiger dispersal between Kawal and Indravati tiger reserves in Telangana and Chandrapur as well as the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve buffer.(Photo courtesy: Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun)
The zone is also an important interstate link for tiger dispersal between Kawal and Indravati tiger reserves in Telangana and Chandrapur as well as the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve buffer.(Photo courtesy: Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun)

Wildlife sanctuary near proposed Chandrapur greenfield airport: Panel to submit report by Oct 31

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:50 AM IST
According to the Wildlife Institute of India, the area extending from Vihirgaon and Murti, where the airport has been proposed, to Rajura forest area and Kanhargaon proposed sanctuary zones, forms part of an identified tiger corridor
The forest department would put radio collars on five tigers, 10 elephants and 15 leopards.(Representational Image)
The forest department would put radio collars on five tigers, 10 elephants and 15 leopards.(Representational Image)

Uttarakhand forest department to radio collar wild animals for study

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:14 PM IST
JS Suhag, chief wildlife warden, Uttarakhand, said that the radio collar project is in progress as part of the three separate initiatives to reduce man-animal conflict and study these animals’ movement patterns
It was for the first time that S. Zebra had been seen more than 1,000km south of its natural habitat in Pakistan.(Sourced)
It was for the first time that S. Zebra had been seen more than 1,000km south of its natural habitat in Pakistan.(Sourced)

India’s 1328th species of butterfly seen in Rajasthan: Wildlife Institute

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:50 PM IST
In 2015, the number came down to 1,318 and with 10 more species added since, the number is now 1,328, said senior scientist, Wildlife Institute of India
The Baghjan gas well blowout led to oil and gas leaking into the adjacent Maguri Motapung wetland, the surrounding grasslands and river water.(Sourced)
The Baghjan gas well blowout led to oil and gas leaking into the adjacent Maguri Motapung wetland, the surrounding grasslands and river water.(Sourced)

No major damage to local ecology: OIL on Baghjan gas and oil leak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 08:46 AM IST
Wildlife Institute of India had concluded in July that the environmental and health impact of the ongoing oil and gas spill due to the blowout in the Baghjan gas field would be long term
Pied cuckoo, Megh, fitted with a satellite tag before the bird went off the radar.(PHOTOS: ABDUS SHAKUR)
Pied cuckoo, Megh, fitted with a satellite tag before the bird went off the radar.(PHOTOS: ABDUS SHAKUR)

Wildbuzz: Pied cuckoo Megh goes off satellite’s radar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vikram Jit Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Scientists are worried about the disappearance of a Pied cuckoo named Megh and in Srinagar snakes are surfacing in the unlikeliest of places
Sundari tree (Heritiera fomes) forest in Sunderbans river delta. The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world and it is an Unesco World Heritage Site.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sundari tree (Heritiera fomes) forest in Sunderbans river delta. The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world and it is an Unesco World Heritage Site.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

India, Bangladesh to use Sundarbans-waterways carefully so as not to disturb movement of tigers: Report

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The Sundarbans is the world’s largest mangrove delta that is spread over 10,200 square kilometres (sq km). While 4,200 sq km lies in West Bengal in India, the remaining 6,000 sq km falls in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Corrbett Tiger Reserve also has the highest density of the big cats.(HT PHOTO)
Corrbett Tiger Reserve also has the highest density of the big cats.(HT PHOTO)

Corbett has India’s largest tiger population among 50 reserves: report

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Wildlife experts say good prey base is the major factor for thriving of big cats in Corbett Tiger Reserve.
The project will be on the lines of the global project named ‘Population Assessment of World’s Snow leopards (PAWS)’ carried out by 12 countries where the highly rare animal is found.(Photo: Achintya Singh)
The project will be on the lines of the global project named ‘Population Assessment of World’s Snow leopards (PAWS)’ carried out by 12 countries where the highly rare animal is found.(Photo: Achintya Singh)

In a first, India to count snow leopards; process to start in September in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 11:17 PM IST
Ranjan Mishra, additional principal chief conservator of forest for wildlife said that the forest department will start the estimation of snow leopard in September this year.
File photo: A white tiger is seen at Alipore Zoo in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
File photo: A white tiger is seen at Alipore Zoo in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

‘Largest ever camera trap wildlife survey’: India’s 2018 Tiger Census sets Guinness World Record

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 01:17 PM IST
The latest survey was carried out in three phases, marked by an “unprecedented camera trap usage”. 
Elephant strolling near Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar(HT Photo)
Elephant strolling near Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand forest dept, Wildlife Institute of India plan to put radio collars on elephants to curb man-animal conflict

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 11:54 AM IST
The state government is waiting for the approval from the Central government before putting into motion the radio-collar exercise. State forest department officials said elephants usually venture into areas, where tents are set up for the Mahakumbh pilgrims.
Scientists who have worked in Dibang Valley wrote to the environment ministry on April 22 after they came across the FAC’s sub-committee report on the Parivesh website.(RAMKI SREENIVASAN/HT PHOTO.)
Scientists who have worked in Dibang Valley wrote to the environment ministry on April 22 after they came across the FAC’s sub-committee report on the Parivesh website.(RAMKI SREENIVASAN/HT PHOTO.)

FAC members are in favour of hydropower project in Dibang Valley: Environment ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 08:15 PM IST
A senior member of the FAC who didn’t want to be named said though a decision on granting forest clearance to the project has not been taken yet, most members had a favourable view of the project because it is a large “clean energy project” which could replace dirty energy.
Amid all the Covid-19 gloom, a Great Indian Bustard (GIB) chick born at the Desert National Park in Jaisalmer a week ago, has been named Corona. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Amid all the Covid-19 gloom, a Great Indian Bustard (GIB) chick born at the Desert National Park in Jaisalmer a week ago, has been named Corona. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Birth of Corona, a Great Indian Bustard chick in Jaisalmer enthuses bird lovers

Desert National Park, Jaisalmer | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 01:26 PM IST
Amid all the Covid-19 gloom, a Great Indian Bustard (GIB) chick born at the Desert National Park in Jaisalmer a week ago, has been named Corona.
The report said from the factual analysis of the ground situation the tiger reserve administration reached the conclusion that relatively young tigers (aged between 2-3 years) have become more aggressive as they failed to establish their territory.(FILE PHOTO.)
The report said from the factual analysis of the ground situation the tiger reserve administration reached the conclusion that relatively young tigers (aged between 2-3 years) have become more aggressive as they failed to establish their territory.(FILE PHOTO.)

Ranthambore tigers turning ‘more aggressive’ due to cramped space, humans: Report

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 05:45 PM IST
The report submitted to the state forest department has recorded close to a dozen incidents of ‘tiger-human conflict’ in the last two year, in which four people lost their lives and several others were injured. The copy of the report is with HT.

Uttarakhand plans to introduce rhinos in Corbett

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 04:04 AM IST
According to wildlife experts, sighting of a male rhino near Kotdwara in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand in 1789 confirms that rhinoceros have existed in the Himalayan state in the past.
A three-year-old tigress from the buffer area of Melghat Tiger Reserve was captured by the Maharashtra forest department on Sunday.(HT Photo/ Representative image)
A three-year-old tigress from the buffer area of Melghat Tiger Reserve was captured by the Maharashtra forest department on Sunday.(HT Photo/ Representative image)

‘Problem’ tigress caught from Melghat, sent to rescue centre in Nagpur

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:52 AM IST
Forest officials said the tigress, E1, was transported to the Gorewada Rescue Centre (Zoo) in Nagpur on Monday and will remain there till a decision is taken on whether to release her back in the wild.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked that core and critical tiger habitats be declared inviolate spaces where no infrastructure development or mining can be allowed.(AP file photo)
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked that core and critical tiger habitats be declared inviolate spaces where no infrastructure development or mining can be allowed.(AP file photo)

Ban development in tiger habitats, advises conservation body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Mining and linear projects pose a threat to both tiger corridors and habitat.
The 55-year-old elephant Lakshmi has been suffering from severe foot infection and age-related ailments for over four months at Aamdanda area of Corbett.(HT Photo)
The 55-year-old elephant Lakshmi has been suffering from severe foot infection and age-related ailments for over four months at Aamdanda area of Corbett.(HT Photo)

Mercy killing of ailing Corbett Reserve elephant ruled out

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 03:45 PM IST
Vivek Pandey, chief conservator of forests (CCF) Kumaon, said that there would be no mercy killing of the ailing elephant
Lesser florican is one of the four bustard species of India, all of which are threatened under the International Union for the Conversation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.(Photo Credit: Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj)
Lesser florican is one of the four bustard species of India, all of which are threatened under the International Union for the Conversation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.(Photo Credit: Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj)

Rajasthan forest department to hatch lesser florican eggs artificially

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 02:13 PM IST
The Centre has given approval for incubation of six eggs of lesser floricans, a first of its kind initiative.
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