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Scientists at the Case Western Reserve University are concerned that if just one Lowland Gorilla in Uganda were to be Covid-19 positive, an event as catastrophic as an extinction of the species is possible.

World needs to take steps to protect wildlife

By Bharati Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:57 AM IST
Summarising their own paper, “all old-world primates and great apes” were very highly susceptible. Next on their list were 28 species “classified as having a high propensity.” These included some whales and dolphins, rodents, deer, lemurs, and even the Angola colobus, a type of monkey. This is why the focus on two species.
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An empty jetty is seen ahead of Earth Day, during the curfew amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)
An empty jetty is seen ahead of Earth Day, during the curfew amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)

Earth Day in lockdown: A chance to imagine a different future, say conservationists

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 10:10 AM IST
Award-winning conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert said lockdowns around the world due to COVID-19 have created a chance to reimagine relations with the natural world and for young people to continue pushing for change.
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Uttarakhand plans to introduce rhinos in Corbett

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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.
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Wildlife experts say that Madhya Pradesh has the potential to have more tigers and better quality wildlife tourism. To ensure that, the forest department needs more staff, including senior officials who are interested in wildlife management.(HT File Photo)
Wildlife experts say that Madhya Pradesh has the potential to have more tigers and better quality wildlife tourism. To ensure that, the forest department needs more staff, including senior officials who are interested in wildlife management.(HT File Photo)

Why MP is one of India’s top tiger states

By KumKum Dasgupta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 09:50 PM IST
The MP forest department was fortunate to have committed forest officers with long and stable tenures. For example, between 1970 and 2007, the Kanha National Park had only four park directors. Second, unlike many states, the forests have had decent political support which helped committed officers to create a large number of protected areas since the 1970s.
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Corbett Tiger Reserve is home to 240 tigers, according to national estimation of 2015.(HT File Photo)
Corbett Tiger Reserve is home to 240 tigers, according to national estimation of 2015.(HT File Photo)

NTCA wants Corbett night stay phased out, warden resists

By Nihi Sharma | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2018 10:13 PM IST
Wildlife enthusiasts planning a night stay at Corbett Tiger Reserve have just over five years left to plant it
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