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Assam's Manas National Park Sees A Rise In Tiger Population

Notably, with the presence of various cameras around 285 locations, Assam's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary has spotted 48 tigers, out of which 38 are adults, 3 are sub-adults, and 7 are cubs. Reportedly, there has been a three-fold increase in the total number of tigers from 10 to 38 between 2010 and 2021. Besides, UP’s Pilibhit tiger reserve won the International award TX2 for doubling their tigers.

Sun, 18 Jul 2021 - 06:23 PM / by Manashaa Ganesan

Tags: Tigers, Assam Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, conservation, poaching

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Saiga from Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan's Rare Animal 'Saiga' Doubles Population In Two-Years

Kazakhstan’s Saiga, a rare type of antelope, has doubled its population to 8,42,000 from 3,34,000 in the last two years. The species were marked as critically endangered in 2015. "They give birth to twins every year, which gives a high potential for the species to quickly recover," said Albert Salengareyev of ACBK. Reportedly, only 1,000 animals were left in 2015 and now it has increased up to 12,000.

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 - 09:08 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Antelope, Saiga, Kazakhstan, critically endangered species, poaching, conservation

Courtesy: BBC News

New marsupial frog species discovered in Peru.

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Tailless Frog Marsupial's New Species Discovered In Peru's Amazon Forest

In a fresh ecological discovery, a species of Marsupial, a tailless frog, has been traced in a national sanctuary of Peru's Amazon jungle. The official announcement regarding the same was made by the Peruvian National Service of Protected Natural Areas on April 12. This Gastrotheca genus has ‘thick granular skin on the back, a green dorsal coloration without a pattern, turquoise iris and a belly without spots, specks or dots.

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 08:09 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Peru, Frogs, Wildlife , conservation

Courtesy: WION

Sunita Narain

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Indian Environmentalist And Researcher Sunita Narain Wins Edinburgh Medal 2020

Indian Environmentalist Sunita Narain has been awarded with the 'Edinburgh Medal 2020' by the city of Edinburgh Council. Narain, the director-general of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been recognised for her effort in formulating 'climate emergency policies'. The council also lauded Sunita's effort of climate justice for poor and underprivileged. 'Edinburgh Medal' is awarded for the contributions to science and technology which… read-more

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 - 12:17 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Sunita Narain, Edinburgh Medal, Environmentalist, conservation, India, Centre For Science and Environment

Courtesy: Down To Earth

Vultures Feeding on Cattle Carcass

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Govt To Check Over-The-Counter Sale Of Veterinary Drugs To Conserve Vultures

Releasing the “Action Plan for Vulture Conservation 2020-2025”, the Environment Ministry has decided to regulate the over-the-counter sale of veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The misuse of the banned painkiller has hindered the vulture conservation efforts. Vultures have neared extinction due to eating cattle carcasses that were once treated with painkiller Diclofenac. Also, the government has planned to create at… read-more

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 - 11:05 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: vulture, Vulture Conservation, environment, conservation

Courtesy: The Hindu

Mining projects lead to loss of vegetation over large areas

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Banks Financed Projects Worth $2.6tn Which Harmed Environment In 2019: Study

In an initiative by portfolio.earth which analysed Investment Banks loans revealed that in 2019, financial institutions funded projects worth $2.6 trillion which harmed environment and wildlife. The 'Bankrolling Extinction' report noted that banks lack systems to measure the environmental-degradation due to projects financed by them. While banks approved the Paris-Agreement commitment of not financing fossil-fuel projects, the report lauded … read-more

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 11:17 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: environment, Investment banks, Paris Climate Agreement, Ecosystem, conservation, fossil fuel

Courtesy: The Guardian

National Zoological Park delhi

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160 Zoos In Country Will Be Revitalised Through PPP Model: Javadekar

Environment Ministry is looking to revitalise 160 zoos across the country through public-private partnership (PPP). Minister Prakash Javadekar said a policy is likely to be announced in the upcoming Union budget. Reportedly, Indian zoos get a small fraction of Rs 12 crore budget given to Central Zoo Authority, which supervises zoological parks. Javadekar also released the economic evaluation report of Delhi Zoo, which showed contributions… read-more

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 - 11:28 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: zoo, conservation, Union Environment Ministry, Prakash Javadekar

Courtesy: Hindustan Times