Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicWildlife conservation

Topic: wildlife conservation

Wildlife panel scraps 2% fee proposal for projects in eco-sensitive zones, to keep cost flexible

National Board for Wildlife has now proposed to seek measures to mitigate impact of projects in protected areas and eco-sensitive zones as part of project proposals.

From January to June, wildlife board gave permits that can be ‘disastrous’ for protected areas

Decisions made by National Board for Wildlife (NBWL)’s Standing Committee from Jan to June this year could put endangered species including tigers at risk, analysis reveals.

In message against poaching, Assam to burn 2,479 recovered rhino horns on World Rhino Day

The destruction of the horns, recovered from poachers and dead animals over four decades, will take place publicly Wednesday at Bokahat Stadium ground in Golaghat district.

From bare hills to thriving home for Asiatic Lion — how Girnar scripted a green makeover

Over the last 3 decades, Girnar, near the more famous Gir reserve, has scripted a transformation that not only helped wildlife but also local inhabitants.

Why Mauritius is culling an endangered fruit bat that exists nowhere else

Mauritius has already lost two bat species to extinction, and its fruit bats now find themselves in the same precarious situation.

From widespread hunting to wildlife conservation — how Manipur district took 180 degree turn

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Delhi smog bigger concern or Goans’ protest against govt projects? CMs clash on Twitter

It all started when Delhi CM Kejriwal referred to the ongoing ‘Save Mollem’ campaign in Goa against 3 development projects that reportedly threaten key wildlife habitats.

Only 10 wild buffaloes left, Chhattisgarh looks at surrogacy to boost state animal’s numbers

Chhattisgarh is getting wild buffaloes translocated from Assam, and will rely on surrogacy to ‘double the number in the next 2-3 years’.

Why 2020 is a good year for Indians at the Oscars and Emmys of wildlife film festivals

A tale of elephants in tribal Betta Kuruba language & documentary on manta ray smuggling are among India's offerings to the world’s biggest wildlife film festivals this year.

Another elephant found dead in Kerala with severe injuries in its mouth

The latest incident has occurred in the remote Attapadi region, which is close to Mannarkkad where a pregnant elephant had died 3 months ago.

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.