Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicWildlife conservation

Topic: wildlife conservation

Recategorised animals, more Union govt oversight — amendments wildlife protection bill brings

Passed by Lok Sabha, Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2021, seeks to make law suitable to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

How the cheetah, hunting ally of Mughals & ‘vermin’ for British Raj, went extinct in India

Union government plans to revive the cheetah population in the country by importing the animal from Namibia & South Africa 'on an experimental basis'.

Stable, climbing—global tiger numbers have risen by 40 per cent, but we must aim higher

To ensure tigers never reach extinction’s brink, we must develop a new 12-year recovery plan with equally aspirational goals.

‘Mistakes will be made’: Why worries stalk India’s plans to bring back the cheetah

In the next few months, 12 cheetahs are likely to be brought in from South Africa. The large cat went extinct in India in the 1950s.

Why Parliamentary panel for environment wants a new mechanism to manage human-animal conflict

A committee led by Jairam Ramesh wants changes in the Wildlife Protection Amendment Bill, 2021. It also wants a clause that allows the transport of live elephants scrapped.  

Why exotic snakehead fish is under threat — people want them as aquarium pets, 6x rise in trade

Team from Oxford and Gauhati University says surge in trade between 2014 and 2019 is driven by increase in exports from West Bengal to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

New book tells ‘fascinating, personal’ tale of creating a forest sanctuary in Karnataka

Published by Penguin India, ‘From the Heart of Nature’ by Pamela Gale Malhotra will be released on 25 January on ThePrint’s ‘SoftCover’.

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.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

First batch of women cadets to join NDA

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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