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First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Effects of sharp swings in rainfall may become stronger

What caused the Jammu and Kashmir ( J&K) floods over the past two weeks? Even as monsoon over the whole of India was still in deficit to the extent of 11% from what is considered 'normal' by meteorologists as of September 10, the rainfall in J&K was 16% ... [Published Economic Times - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Leopard Died of Liver Abscess: Expert

BANGALORE: A leopard that was shown in some sections of the media to be hanging from a tree at Kallanahalli in Mysore district is said to have been suffering from severe liver infection. It was one of five leopards that were radio-collared six months ... [Published New Indian Express - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Radio-collared leopard found dead and hanging from a tree

A radio-collared leopard was found dead and hanging from atop a tree, at S Kallahalli village, Mysore taluk, here on Friday. Following a post-mortem of the animal at Aranya Bhavan in the city, officials of Forest department suspect that the leopard died ... [Published Deccan Herald - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Elusive honey badger sighted in Karnataka forest

An elusive carnivorous animal known as Honey Badger has been detected for the first time in Karnataka forests, claims a group of conservationists, who photographed the animal in camera traps in the Cauvery Wildlife sanctuary.Honey badger or ratel is not ... [Published Deccan Herald - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Leopard spotting worries Mysoreans yet again

MYSORE: Leopards are haunting Mysoreans again. A year after frequent incidents of leopards entering the city, forest officials are grappling with the same problem.For a week, people in parts of east Mysore have been on tenterhooks. Gururaja Layout residents ... [Published Times of India - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Vehicles, trains take toll on India’s leopards

Speed has been taking a toll on one of the quicker athletes of the wild.Leopards straying into human habitats to steal the odd goat or hen fit in with the behaviour of these nocturnal big cats. But not every one of them makes it safely back.In Karnataka, ... [Published Budapest Times - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Speeding cars pose road threat to leopards

Bangalore, Aug. 18: Speed has been taking a toll on one of the quicker athletes of the wild. Leopards straying into human habitats to steal the odd goat or hen fit in with the behaviour of these nocturnal big cats. But not every one of them makes it safely ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Odisha, 2 states to meet on jumbos

BHUBANESWAR: The forest officers are likely to meet their Jharkhand and West Bengal counterparts at Tata on Wednesday to discuss ways to tackle the menace of straying elephants. Elephants from Jharkhand stay put in Odisha and West Bengal, wreaking havoc ... [Published Times of India - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Indian Scientists Are Preventing Wild Elephant Attacks With Text Messages and TV

Wild elephant destroys residential houses in Dimapur. Image by Caisii Mao. Copyright Demotix (21/6/2012) Each year a few hundred people die in India due to wild elephant attacks as the animals are pushed into smaller spaces to live. Scientist ... [Published Global Voices Online - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Monkey survives ice age but not human onslaught

New Delhi, July 28: An endangered monkey in Arunachal Pradesh that withstood the ice age about 20,000 years ago has experienced a population decline that began around the time the first humans arrived in the state about 1,500 years ago, a genetic study ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Heritage tag for natural sites has limited impact

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh was declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO on Monday. There are celebrations that the park's unparalleled natural significance has been recognized as not just at the national but also ... [Published Times of India - Jun 25 2014]

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...to produce such large amounts of rainfall on its own," says GP Sharma, a meteorologist with Skymet, a private sector weather forecasting service. "But when the two interacted, each essentially accentuated the effect of the other."
It can be noted that the Human-Leopard Conflict Guidelines of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, recommends to avoid translocation of animals. "Leopards are highly adaptable animals, and exhibit amazing homing instincts."
An official said, "We had also notched the ears of three leopards so that they can be identified if they return to the city but so far we haven't found them."
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (wildlife) S S Srivastav said around 120 elephants from Jharkhand sneak into Odisha in November and December. "The animals damage houses and crops in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts. We will discuss as to why elephants from Jharkhand migrate to Odisha during these months" he said. Lack of food and poaching could the reasons for elephants starying into Odisha, he added

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Effects of sharp swings in rainfall may become ... [Published Economic Times - Sep 14 2014]
Leopard Died of Liver Abscess: Expert [Published New Indian Express - Sep 14 2014]
Radio-collared leopard found dead and hanging f... [Published Deccan Herald - Sep 13 2014]
Elusive honey badger sighted in Karnataka forest [Published Deccan Herald - Aug 31 2014]
Leopard spotting worries Mysoreans yet again [Published Times of India - Aug 27 2014]
Vehicles, trains take toll on India’s leopards [Published Budapest Times - Aug 25 2014]
Speeding cars pose road threat to leopards [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Aug 19 2014]
Odisha, 2 states to meet on jumbos [Published Times of India - Aug 19 2014]
Indian Scientists Are Preventing Wild Elephant ... [Published Global Voices Online - Jul 31 2014]
Monkey survives ice age but not human onslaught [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 29 2014]
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