A flawed effort
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Signs of hope for tigers and rhinos
Two recent raids have proved to be a setback for the lucrative wildlife trade in India. Though enforcement agencies are becoming more efficient, …
New strategy suggested to save crocodiles
Respecting the territorial rights of crocodiles will help reduce the chances of conflict between the interests of humans and reptiles.
For the people
Conservation policies practised in the developing world need to tread cautiously on territories which had for generations, belonged to the people,…
Dying on the edge
To reduce human-animal conflict, a 14-km-long wall will be built along the southern border of Corbett Tiger Reserve. But wall will cost Rs 4.5 …
The pugmark method of counting tigers in the wild is a tedious exercise. But this method really works amidst all modern criticism and technology
Allow rich people with large farmlands to keep tigers as pets, says MP minister
Kusum Singh Mahdele has written to the government asking it to consider domesticating lions and tigers as a method of conservation
Months after forest fire, Cyclone Yaas threatens flooding in Similipal
Animals are being evacuated from the national park even as power and communication are disrupted
Implementation of forest rights in protected areas virtually non-existent, claims new report
Implementation of FRA in protected areas has been virtually non-existent and claims filed under FRA lie pending for as long as since 2009
Uttarakhand forest minister blames UP poachers for tiger deaths in Corbett
Minister Harak Singh Rawat said increased fencing and drone surveillance will be introduced to curb poaching
The big transition that was Project Tiger
The landmark programme marked the transition from a very big game-centred view of nature, prevalent among imperial British officials, Indian …
Modi’s new ‘deviant’ lion capital: What is it emblematic of anyway?
Scholars find metal-casting atop new Parliament building different from what Nandalal Bose painstakingly created
State animals and birds: Do they make a difference to conservation?
As the Indus Dolphin is declared Punjab’s State Aquatic Animal, Down To Earth pops the question to conservationists
'Did the blackbuck and chinkara commit suicide?'
There’s a lack of seriousness in prosecuting offenders under the Wildlife Protection Act
Madhya Pradesh government gives go-ahead to Ken-Betwa river link
The nod is a blow to the Panna Tiger Reserve, a part of which would be partially submerged by the project
How ‘tiger farms’ have turned a wild animal into a species worth more dead than alive
Tigers in parts of east and south-east Asia can come in bottled form, sold openly in industrial breeding centres as tiger bone wine, a concoction …
Bihar forest dept officials on toes after tigress kills 3
The tiger is wounded and weak, hence hunting down human beings, say officials; no trace of it so far
World Elephant Day 2023: Merger of its Project with that of the tiger seems to be a matter of administrative convenience
Elephants’ management should progress towards achieving clearly outlined long term aims and goals
Ken-Betwa project gets wildlife board's approval
The project has a significant environment and wildlife impact as it passes right through the reserve where tigers had vanished in 2009
China syndrome in tiger trade
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Remaining tribals in Simlipal tiger reserve to be displaced
Those shifted out last December are living under plastic sheets in searing heat. Is this how relocation is meant to be carried out?
Forest officials kept eyes tightly shut
When it was found there were no tigers in the Panna Tiger Reserve, P K Sen was called to join the government special investigation team. …
Conservation plan chalked out after 150 vultures spotted in Bihar’s Valmiki Tiger Reserve
A rescue centre for vultures will be set up in the reserve’s Ganauli range to increase the number of vultures
‘India has to change its attitude towards leopards’
Leopard expert, Vidya Athreya responds to alarming report on leopard mortality, says finger-pointing must end
'Sariska's tiger reserve status needs reconsideration'
Ghazala Shahabuddin says the protected area may lack sufficient habitat for a viable population of tigers