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Kibber village in remote Spiti valley of Himachal declared containment zone after 14 Covid cases surface

Village head cites wedding organised recently as the prime reason for spike in coronavirus cases
Lahaul and Spiti is among the top three districts with a high positivity rate in Himachal Pradesh. Kibber is situated at an altitude of 14,400 feet and is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, which is the habitat of the elusive snow leopard.(HT Photo)
Lahaul and Spiti is among the top three districts with a high positivity rate in Himachal Pradesh. Kibber is situated at an altitude of 14,400 feet and is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, which is the habitat of the elusive snow leopard.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2020 11:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht

Assam’s Kaziranga national park to open for tourists from October 21: Know the guidelines

All five national parks and 18 wildlife sanctuaries in Assam, including Kaziranga, which usually remains shut for around five months annually due to floods, were closed in March following the Covid-19 outbreak.
A limited number of jeep safaris will be allowed at a time and the vehicles’ tyres will be sanitised after each trip.(PTI)
A limited number of jeep safaris will be allowed at a time and the vehicles’ tyres will be sanitised after each trip.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 04:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Wildlife nod not required for railway projects: Ministry

Handbook of Forest Conservation Act, 1980, now reads: “Prior recommendation of Standing Committee of NBWL under the provisions of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 shall be obtained, if required, for taking developmental activities in/over an area falling within eco sensitive zones.”
The 2002 Wildlife Conservation Strategy also recommends a 10km buffer around sanctuaries.(PTI)
The 2002 Wildlife Conservation Strategy also recommends a 10km buffer around sanctuaries.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 02:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Wildlife photographer Tapan Sheth is itching to go back to forests post the pandemic crisis

Some of the exceptional clicks of Tapan include his photographs of Asiatic Lion, leopards, vultures, peacocks and tiger.
Tapan is into clicking images of the natural surroundings and its inherent wildlife.
Tapan is into clicking images of the natural surroundings and its inherent wildlife.
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 05:42 PM IST
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Wildlife corridor not on priority list of Chandigarh administration

Chandigarh Master Plan (CMP)-2031 mandates a wildlife corridor connecting the lake reserve forest and wildlife sanctuary
The corridor plan has been virtually abandoned though the administration had approved acquisition of 450 acres in Kaimbwala village for it in 2005 and acquired 50 acres in 2011.(HT PHOTO)
The corridor plan has been virtually abandoned though the administration had approved acquisition of 450 acres in Kaimbwala village for it in 2005 and acquired 50 acres in 2011.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 28, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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Munieshwar A Sagar, Chandigarh | ByMunieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

Stray dogs maul black buck, 6 blue bulls within week at Abohar open sanctuary

Asia’s first open wildlife sanctuary, encompassing 17 villages of the Bishnoi community, is spread over an area of 46,513 acre
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Updated on Oct 13, 2019 11:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByGaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Ferozepur

Madhya Pradesh redraws plan for 10 wildlife sanctuaries after MLAs, villagers object

According to the forest department, the state has six tiger reserves, 10 national parks and 25 wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh, which are poorly connected to each other resulting in increase in human-animal conflict.
The forest department had planned to development 10 sanctuaries in the state to facilitate easier movement of wildlife from one habitat to another and to have more homes for animals.(Sudhir Mishra Kanha/HT photo)
The forest department had planned to development 10 sanctuaries in the state to facilitate easier movement of wildlife from one habitat to another and to have more homes for animals.(Sudhir Mishra Kanha/HT photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2019 06:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByRanjan Srivastava

Do’s and don’ts while planning your next wildlife safari trip

While research plays an important part in increasing the likelihood of sightings, having an expert tracker increases the likelihood even further.
It’s also important to research the reserve or sanctuary being visited because no two sanctuaries are the same.(Unsplash)
It’s also important to research the reserve or sanctuary being visited because no two sanctuaries are the same.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 11:40 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Alia Bhatt takes you on surreal African safari, teaches locals Hindi. Watch video

Actor Alia Bhatt has shared a vlog about her recent African trip, where she was accompanied by Ranbir Kapoor. Watch here.
Alia Bhatt has shared the video on YouTube.
Alia Bhatt has shared the video on YouTube.
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 06:57 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Forest officer orders probe into nilgai’s death in Abohar sanctuary

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Published on Sep 18, 2019 01:02 AM IST
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Rules eased for clearance of projects near buffer zone

Projects located within the notified ESZ will require the NBW’sL nod, which can be applied for together with the initial “terms of reference” application.
The Wildlife Conservation Strategy of 2002 recommends a buffer of 10 km around sanctuaries. The SC had upheld the policy and directed states and the Centre on several occasions to enforce the ESZ.(HT image)
The Wildlife Conservation Strategy of 2002 recommends a buffer of 10 km around sanctuaries. The SC had upheld the policy and directed states and the Centre on several occasions to enforce the ESZ.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 10:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Mumbai’s forest areas finally get protective buffers, but not as envisaged

The Supreme Court had issued a directive to the Union environment ministry to declare ESZs around 21 national park and wildlife sanctuaries
Sections of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will also get a ecologically sensitive zone(HT Photo)
Sections of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will also get a ecologically sensitive zone(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj R Nair

33 quarantined Gir lions may never stalk the wild

Having recovered after nine months in quarantine at Jasadhar animal care centre and Devaliya interpretation zone at Junagarh, the big cats are roaring to go free.
The state forest department is now charting out a plan to use these lions for gene pool research, breeding, and animal exchange programmes between zoos.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
The state forest department is now charting out a plan to use these lions for gene pool research, breeding, and animal exchange programmes between zoos.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | ByHiral Dave

Abohar wildlife sanctuary struggles to provide safe environs to animals

Based in the heartland of environment-loving community of Bishnois, the Shri Guru Jambeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is unique in that it is owned entirely by private individuals or panchayats.
A Bishnoi woman offers food to a blackbuck at Datarwali village in the Abohar wildlife sanctuary.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT Photo)
A Bishnoi woman offers food to a blackbuck at Datarwali village in the Abohar wildlife sanctuary.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 12:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Datarwali (Abohar) | ByVishal Joshi, Datarawali (abohar)

11 MP tigers killed by poachers for rituals since 2018

Most of those arrested are tribals from buffer zones and corridor areas of wildlife sanctuaries, Madhya Pradesh’s wildlife department officials said on Saturday.
An Indian tiger and her three cubs wade in a rocky water hole. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh(Stanley Breeden & Belinda Wright/National Geographic/Getty Images)
An Indian tiger and her three cubs wade in a rocky water hole. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh(Stanley Breeden & Belinda Wright/National Geographic/Getty Images)
Published on May 18, 2019 11:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByShruti Tomar

Light pollution plea puts focus on health hazards

Desai had complained about light pollution on Marine Drive and was able to make Wilson Gymkhana remove its floodlights in February.
International studies have found light pollution affects the health of humans and other forms of life adversely.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
International studies have found light pollution affects the health of humans and other forms of life adversely.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on May 18, 2019 06:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Maharashtra’s Wild West: Wolves, hyenas, leopards share space with humans

A high probability of all three species existing together was estimated in over 22,896 sq km or 25% of the study site that supports human densities ranging from 59.32 to 1,169.26 persons per square kilometre.
The WCS recommends conservation of these “wasteland” terrains even though they do not fall under the category of protected areas.(AFP)
The WCS recommends conservation of these “wasteland” terrains even though they do not fall under the category of protected areas.(AFP)
Published on Apr 16, 2019 08:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySnehal Fernandes

BJP MLA comes out in support of Nandhaur, Chorgaliya residents

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Naveen Dumka has come out in support of the resident of Nandhaur and Chorgaliya, who are opposing the state government’s proposal to develop Nandhuar Wildlife Sanctuary as tiger reserve
Nandhaur, notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008, has 45 tigers.(HT File)
Nandhaur, notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 2008, has 45 tigers.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 10:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAbhinav Madhwal

HP’s largest wildlife sanctuary to let dogs out to tackle staff shortage, wildlife crime

The dogs are being trained by the Word Wide Fund for Nature, an international NGO working towards nature conservation.
A view of Bashleu in Tirthan Valley in Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu district.(Birbal Sharma/HT)
A view of Bashleu in Tirthan Valley in Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu district.(Birbal Sharma/HT)
Updated on May 17, 2018 09:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Wildlife fan? Stay up all night at this Mumbai forest to count animals

If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, you can participate in the annual wildlife census, which will be conducted in Yeoor forest on the night of April 30
Yeoor range of SGNP will be conducting an animal census on April 30.(HT File)
Yeoor range of SGNP will be conducting an animal census on April 30.(HT File)
Published on Apr 28, 2018 10:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPriyanka Dhomse, Mumbai

Goa government revives Regional Plan 2021 after 6 years

The state government will allow construction activities, on case to case basis, on the lands notified as settlement, commercial, institutional and industrial zones.
Implementation of Regional Plan 2021 was put on hold by the then chief minister Digambar Kamat of Congress on June 4, 2012 amid protests by the Opposition which feared that the RP would unleash unbridled construction activity damaging the fragile ecology of the coastal state.(File photo)
Implementation of Regional Plan 2021 was put on hold by the then chief minister Digambar Kamat of Congress on June 4, 2012 amid protests by the Opposition which feared that the RP would unleash unbridled construction activity damaging the fragile ecology of the coastal state.(File photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 07:43 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Panaji | ByPress Trust of India

Thai graffiti artists paint murals of panthers at public places to protest wildlife poaching

Bangkok graffiti artists painted a mural of panthers seated at a “Last Supper” table, the latest subversive depiction of an animal that has come to symbolise injustice after a tycoon was accused of poaching the wild cat.
Graffiti artists begin to spray-paint a mural of panthers in protest against the illegal wildlife poaching by construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, in Bangkok.(AFP)
Graffiti artists begin to spray-paint a mural of panthers in protest against the illegal wildlife poaching by construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, in Bangkok.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 17, 2018 04:23 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByHT Correspondent
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