Saturday, 1 October, 2022
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Topic: WWF

Elections to auctions—lions are Pakistan’s obsession. But without welfare concerns

Lahore Zoo had to cancel a lion auction amid criticism from WWF and animal rights activists. It has put a big question mark on Pakistan’s animal welfare policy.

Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in TN wins TX2 Award for doubling tiger population

The area of the tiger reserve in Erode, which houses 80 tigers, is contiguous with the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Bandipur Tiger Reserve and BR Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.

In Sikkim villages, this special ‘chulha’ from Nepal helps reduce firewood use, pollution

Since 2016, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, India, has been helping rural Sikkim households install these cookstoves. It also trains people to make these using locally available materials.

Jaipur, Indore feature in WWF list of 100 cities to face greatest rise in water risks by 2050

The WWF also names 28 other Indian cities, including Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Bhopal, that will face an ‘increasing water risk in the next few decades’.

‘Muscular mice’ take off for space, and over 50 polar bears ‘invade’ Russian village for food

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

You eat a credit card’s worth of plastic a week, finds research

People around the world are consuming about 5 grams of microplastic a week, and experts say there's no way to escape it.

First black American woman vying for governor’s post, and WWF report rings alarm bell

US President Donald Trump plans to end  US birthright citizenship, and Yemeni teacher turns home into school for 700 children.

Maldives opposition wins tense poll, and Yemen may run out of food in three months

French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity falls further, and Nepal set to achieve major tiger conservation goal. Opposition claims victory in Maldives presidential elections Maldives opposition leader...

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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