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The Chhattisgarh Forest Department has cancelled license of the illegal timber trader operating in a village near Balod in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.  It should be noted that the Department had launched an operation on December 12 and had seized huge catch of logs along with wood cutter machines from the mill. The action was taken under […]

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December 16, 2019: Tightening the noose around the necks of illegal timber traders, Forest Department officials raided a flattened rice mill in a village near Balod in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Under the aegis of Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Satovisha Samajder, a team launched an operation on December 12 and seized huge catch of logs from the mill. […]

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December 11, 2019: Telangana Forest Department has begun its annual wildlife census in Amrabad Tiger Reserve from December 6. An area of 1,100 sq km will be covered under the census over a period of six months. For the statistics, the tiger reserve has been divided into two blocks of 550 sq km each, and […]

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Oct 9, 2019: Researchers from the US and the UK have revealed that at least one in five land-based species on the planet is traded on the global wildlife market. In a paper published in this month’s edition of the journal Science, academics from the University of Florida and the University of Sheffield said the […]

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Sept 18, 2019: Wilderness areas, long known for intrinsic conservation value, are far more valuable for biodiversity than previously believed, and if conserved, will cut the world’s extinction risk in half, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. Wilderness areas – where human impact has been absent or minimal – are dwindling. The […]

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Compiled by Aditi Rajan Not to be assumed as a win for conservation, but as a ‘nudge’ to bring focus to threatened species, the 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) was held in Geneva (Switzerland) between 17th […]

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Geneva, 28 August 2019 – The triennial World Wildlife Conference, known formally as CoP18 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), concludes here today after adopting an impressive list of decisions advancing the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife across the globe. The Conference revised the trade rules […]

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August 12, 2019: The death toll from the recent rains in Kerala stands at 80, with 58 people missing and 2.5 lakh living at 1639 relief camps, as per ANI news agency. At least 2,966 houses have been damaged completely. This time too, people have rallied around to help those in need. Among them is […]

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Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered how climate change and deforestation interact to push species towards extinction Between 2000 – 2012 an area of tropical forest bigger than India lost its ability to link tropical wildlife with a habitat that would protect them from rising temperatures The study is the first to investigate […]

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June 11, 2019: The government has asked states as well as NHAI to avoid building highways through wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, unless absolutely unavoidable. “To have minimum impact of highways on the protected eco-sensitive area, the implementing agency should consider to spare sanctuaries/national parks at the planning stage and wherever possible take a bypass/detour,” […]

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