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A tiger using an underpass on National Highway-44(WII/HT PHOTO)

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

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Wild dogs were found to use the underpasses the most, followed by tigers
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Aarey is spread across 1,281 hectares (ha) in the western suburbs of Mumbai.(HT image)
Aarey is spread across 1,281 hectares (ha) in the western suburbs of Mumbai.(HT image)

How’ll metro impact Aarey species? Int’l body to check

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:59 AM IST
IUCN’s decision comes after city-based wildlife conservation group Empower Foundation submitted its second report – titled “Evidences of Wildlife in Aarey Forest” – within a week to the India office of IUCN on Wednesday.
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The app will record all rescue operations, along with its location and provide inputs to assess man-animal conflicts.(HT Archive)
The app will record all rescue operations, along with its location and provide inputs to assess man-animal conflicts.(HT Archive)

Wildlife department to launch app to record sighting of wildlife species

By Leena Dhankhar | Gurugram
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The department will record sightings of each wildlife species in the district, and officials said the app will have details of each rescue operation, sighting, distribution of wildlife species and their movements.
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Many officials of the wildlife and forest department in Gurugram district, however, said they are not authorised to divulge information about the project.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Many officials of the wildlife and forest department in Gurugram district, however, said they are not authorised to divulge information about the project.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Rs. 1.3 cr released to conserve wildlife on Global City land; activists say not enough

By Prayag Arora Desai | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2019 01:39 AM IST
An official of the district forest department, requesting anonymity, confirmed that the fund has been allocated to implement a conservation plan for the Global City project, which will be a part of the proposed Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
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Markhor, a distinctive species of wild goat identified by its long hair and spiralled horns, is a protected species in Pakistan unless permitted by the government to kill it under trophy hunting programmes.(File Photo)
Markhor, a distinctive species of wild goat identified by its long hair and spiralled horns, is a protected species in Pakistan unless permitted by the government to kill it under trophy hunting programmes.(File Photo)

US national pays record $1,10,000 to hunt Pakistan’s national animal

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2019 09:42 PM IST
US national Bryan Kinsel Harlan hunted the highest-priced, flared-horned Markhor on Monday from the Sassi-Harmosh community conservation area in Sassi village of Gilgit, Dawn news reported.
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Grasslands on the outskirts of the city play host to a variety of birds and animals, including the Indian grey wolf, striped hyena, Bengal fox, Indian porcupine and several reptile species.(HT Photo)
Grasslands on the outskirts of the city play host to a variety of birds and animals, including the Indian grey wolf, striped hyena, Bengal fox, Indian porcupine and several reptile species.(HT Photo)

World Environment Day: Pune’s grassland ecosystems on verge of ‘extinction’

By Jui Dharwadkar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Grasslands and scrublands on the outskirts of Pune are crumbling to the pressure of cultivation, sending its ecosystem on a downward spiral.
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The 10-year lease for quarrying on the banks of Nandhaur river in Nainital district had expired in 2016, after which the state government had been seeking necessary clearances from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The 10-year lease for quarrying on the banks of Nandhaur river in Nainital district had expired in 2016, after which the state government had been seeking necessary clearances from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Quarrying in Nandhaur river begins, activists raise concern, cite sanctuary

By Abhinav Madhwal | Hindustan Times, Haldwani
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 09:22 PM IST
Forest Development Corporation has allowed quarrying to 580 vehicles on a first-come-first-served basis
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