Poaching leads to decline in Jharkhand’s elephant population

Ranchi: The elephant population has gradually declined in Jharkhand in the last 15 years with many succumbing to electrocution, railway accidents and poaching. In Palamau Tiger Reserve area, the elephant population has declined to 186 from 238 An official of the state forest department said that there were 772 elephants in Jharkhand in 2002, which declined More...

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By Agencies On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Leopards abundant in India’s tea garden landscapes

Bengaluru: Leopards are abundant in tea garden landscapes in north-eastern India but their mere presence does not necessarily lead to conflicts with people, suggests new research. The study mapped more than 170 More...

By Agencies On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Young leopard found dead in metal snare in Goa

Panaji: A young male leopard was found dead on Tuesday in a metal snare meant to trap wild boars near a village here. Role of poachers in putting up a metal snare to trap the leopard could not be ruled out Forest More...

By Agencies On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Arunachal to set up Special Tiger Protection Force

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday issued specific directives to expedite establishment of Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) in the state. While conservation of tigers would be More...

By Agencies On Sunday, May 7th, 2017
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Jumbo tramples two CRPF troopers to death near Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A wild elephant trampled to death two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at their camp near here, said police on Sunday. The camp on the Kanakapura road is 35km from the city “The incident More...

By Agencies On Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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Bonobos more closely related to humans than chimpanzees

Washington: Bonobos may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than chimpanzees, confirms a new study. Chimpanzees and bonobos evolved after their split, they developed different traits and physical More...

By IndiLeak Bureau On Friday, April 7th, 2017
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Tigress delivers four cubs in Pench Reserve

Bhopal: Certainly a development to rejoice as a tigress in Pench Tiger reserve has given birth to four cubs. Pench Tiger Reserve has over 50 adult tigers A senior forest officials told indileak that it was the seventh More...

By IndiLeak Bureau On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Three snow leopards spotted in Himachal’s Spiti valley

Manali: It was not only a big surprise but a matter of thrill for the locals and also the tourists when three snow leopards were sighted together near a village here. Snow leopards are solitary animals and as such More...

By Agencies On Saturday, April 1st, 2017
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49 exotic South American parrots seized by BSF

Kolkata: Border Security Force personnel on Saturday seized 49 exotic South American parrots from West Bengal’s Nadia district, an official said. This is a second seizure of parrots in 2017 Acting on a tip More...

By Agencies On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Gangetic dolphins sighted in highly polluted pockets of Hooghly

Kolkata: Experts from Worldwide Fund for Nature-India, who mapped the abundance of and threats to Gangetic dolphins in the Hooghly, say one of the most “striking features” of the study was that the endangered More...