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‘Forests destroyed, no space for wildlife’

“Rapid degradation of TWLS and its eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) has been witnessed in Usgaon, Saivaan, on the hills of Vajreshwari,” said Stalin D, director, Vanashakti.
Declaring an area as ESZ means that mining, quarrying, thermal power plants, setting up of industries and construction must be banned in the region.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Declaring an area as ESZ means that mining, quarrying, thermal power plants, setting up of industries and construction must be banned in the region.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 06:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Rhino found dead in north Bengal’s Gorumara National Park

The population estimate of one-horned rhino at Jalpapara was 204 in 2015 while the figure was 149 in 2011 and 35 at Gorumara in 2011. There are about 3,000 rhinos in the wild, half of them in Kaziranga, Assam alone.
The last time a rhino was killed in Gorumara, where an estimated 50 of the endangered animals live, was one year and nine months ago.(AFP)
The last time a rhino was killed in Gorumara, where an estimated 50 of the endangered animals live, was one year and nine months ago.(AFP)
Published on Dec 26, 2018 11:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri

Leopard deaths in India at five-year high, over a third poached

The highest leopard mortality in 2018 was recorded in Uttarakhand with 93 deaths, followed by Maharashtra (90), Rajasthan (46), Madhya Pradesh (37), Uttar Pradesh (27), Karnataka (24) and Himachal Pradesh (23).
A leopard at Chilla range of Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Rishikesh.(HT File Photo)
A leopard at Chilla range of Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Rishikesh.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2018 12:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Wetlands visited by migratory birds identified in conservation push

The plan states that the boundaries of these wetland clusters will be demarcated and notified under the Wetlands Rules 2017.
Millions of birds including ducks, geese, falcons and warblers, of at least 370 species, and from three flyways, visit India.(HT Photo)
Millions of birds including ducks, geese, falcons and warblers, of at least 370 species, and from three flyways, visit India.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2018 08:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

300,000 and more, migratory birds flock to keep their date with Kashmir

Traversing continents in flocks, some in parallel rows while others in wave shape, the various species of birds arrived here from Europe, Central Asia, China and Japan to spend the winter in the waters of the Himalayan valley.
Kashmir received early snow in first week of November. It was after nine years that summer capital Srinagar was draped in white on November 3.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
Kashmir received early snow in first week of November. It was after nine years that summer capital Srinagar was draped in white on November 3.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 07:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ashiq Hussain

7 elephants, in search for food, electrocuted by power lines in Odisha village

Wildlife conservationists said from April this year, at least 54 elephants have died in Odisha either due to poaching, deliberate electrocution or by sagging lines or poisoning.
At least seven elephants died of electrocution after coming in contact with a sagging power line in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district Friday night.(HT Photo)
At least seven elephants died of electrocution after coming in contact with a sagging power line in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district Friday night.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 10:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dhenkanal | By Debabrata Mohanty

Leopard that attacked nine people killed by hunter in Uttarakhand

Pankaj Kumar, divisional forest officer of Almora, said hunter Lakhpat Singh killed the leopard on Wednesday evening. He said the leopard had become a threat to human life after attacking 9 to 10 people in Nainoli area.
Another leopard has created terror in Bageshwar district. There it killed a four-year girl in on September 3. The incident created panic in the area, with people demanding that the leopard be declared a man-eater and killed.(Picture for representation)
Another leopard has created terror in Bageshwar district. There it killed a four-year girl in on September 3. The incident created panic in the area, with people demanding that the leopard be declared a man-eater and killed.(Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 28, 2018 12:47 AM IST
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Nainital | By HT Correspondent

Where elephants have right of way

At an offbeat watering hole in Botswana, you may get closer to one of Earth’s largest creatures than you could find comfortable
Elephants gather every morning and evening at the watering hole in Botswana(Shutterstock)
Elephants gather every morning and evening at the watering hole in Botswana(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 08:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sathya Saran

With just 264 left in four states, Lesser Florican bird may go extinct: Report

There has been an 80% decline in the population of Lesser Florican since 2000 when around 3,500 birds were estimated to be in these four states, according to the report.
The Lesser Florican is one of the four bustard species of India.(File Photo)
The Lesser Florican is one of the four bustard species of India.(File Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2018 07:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra

All for a photo: Poked by selfie seekers, Python dies after being mistreated in Bengal

Some of the villagers started clicking selfies with the python in Birbhum district of West Bengal and many, according to the forest department and local administration, poked the snake with sticks.
The reptile that was six-feet long died on Wednesday night.(HT Photo)
The reptile that was six-feet long died on Wednesday night.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 09:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta

Water pipeline sustaining wildlife in Aravallis damaged

A pipeline laid to provide water to the local wildlife in the Aravallis has been damaged. The objective behind laying the pipeline was to keep animals from straying into residential areas in search of water.
It will take Rs 70,000 to fix the pipeline from six locations.(Leena Dhankhar/HT)
It will take Rs 70,000 to fix the pipeline from six locations.(Leena Dhankhar/HT)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 12:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram

Uttarakhand state board for wildlife to meet after 19 months

The Uttarakhand State Board for Wildlife is going to meet on Friday after a gap of 19 months to discuss some key conservation issues
Chief minister TS Rawat will chair the meeting on June 15 for the first time after forming government in the state last year.(HT Photo)
Chief minister TS Rawat will chair the meeting on June 15 for the first time after forming government in the state last year.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 14, 2018 10:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma

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 | By Sanjoy Dey

To save its wildlife, Australia is building world’s longest cat-proof fence

Australia has the highest extinction rate in the world, while declining populations are affected by habitat loss as well as introduced creatures such as cats, foxes and rabbits going feral and killing native species across the vast continent.
Cats were first introduced to Australia by British immigrants in the late 1700s as domestic pets.(Representative image/Shutterstock)
Cats were first introduced to Australia by British immigrants in the late 1700s as domestic pets.(Representative image/Shutterstock)
Published on May 26, 2018 10:08 AM IST
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AFP, Sydney | By HT Correspondent

Coyotes, deer, raccoons: Take a walk on New York’s lesser-known wild side

Wildlife has been increasing for about 30 years in New York, with its 11,735 hectares of park, where hunting is prohibited and there are few natural predators.
A raccoon rests in the hollow of a tree near Orchard Beach in New York.(AFP)
A raccoon rests in the hollow of a tree near Orchard Beach in New York.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 03:52 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, New York | By HT Correspondent
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