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Analysis

April 30, 2013

Soaring prices of rhino horns have led to a new spurt of poaching in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam

October 15, 2011

On the eve of the Wildlife Week, 11 scientists write on the state of wildlife conservation in India

May 15, 2009

An upcoming port at Dhamra was cited as the reason for the endangered Olive Ridley turtles giving the Gahirmatha beach a miss last year. This year, they are back. But there are other problems with the port: its environmental clearance is actually flawed

September 30, 2007

Salman Khan's poaching misadventures take him in and out of prison regularly. But there are bigger and more organised individuals and groups, which have been killing protected animals and getting away with it. To be blamed is a law -- the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, which according to many, is riddled with loopholes. However, some experts say the problem lies with the country's lax judicial system and poor enforcement of laws.

April 15, 2007

In Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah and Mainpuri regions, a newly-married couple is shown a pair of sarus cranes (Grus antigone). The elegant birds which mate for life are revered by people here. Sighting a pair of the cranes bodes well for marital bliss, they believe. The sarus’s conjugal devotion has been celebrated in folklore, elsewhere, and has even inspired literature. For example, many versions of the Ramayana begin with a sarus cursing king Dasratha for slaying its mate. We no longer see saruses in our fields.” It’s not just this bird. KIRTIMAN AWASTHI notes that with wetlands drying, grasslands coming under the plough and toxins entering food chains, bird populations ...

December 15, 2005

Wildlife big business. As tourism traffic increases to see tigers at national park. there are serious questions regarding the model for wildlife tourism. A Down To Earth special from Ranthambore

March 15, 2005

Forest officials concoct census figures to save their own skin as tigers vanish from Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

March 31, 2003

On elephant-human conflicts in the post-Project Elephant era

March 15, 2000

While wildlife officials and researchers fight each other, the country’s ecological wealth is fast disappearing

January 15, 1999

Chemical pesticides may be killing vultures, who — like humans — are at the end of the food chain. Are humans next?

June 15, 1998

Olive Ridley turtles are dying by the thousands on the Orissa coast

July 15, 1997

The South wins the right to restricted trade in ivory at CITES

February 28, 1995

Translocating some lions from Gujarat's Gir sanctuary -- the home of the endangered Asiatic lion -- to the Kuno wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh to save the big cat could mean people trouble. The forest-dwellers in both areas sense that their lives will never be the same

May 31, 1993

The government's employment generation schemes, laudable though they may be, have yet to achieve their goals. Not involving intended beneficiaries is cited as a major reason for their failure.

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