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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 - 11 hours ago]
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 Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Deforestation Driving Loss of Big Animals in India

Namdapha National Park, the third largest in India at 200,000 hectares, is located in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. Its extensive dipterocarp forests are the northernmost lowland tropical rainforests in the world. Temperate broad-leaved ... [Published Epoch Times - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

New Wildlife Board to be notified soon

An array of projects pending for months for approvalThe National Board of Wildlife is ready to be notified after the government revised the names of non-government officials and organisations on board the apex body which is chaired by the Prime Minis ... [Published The Hindu - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

An ecological canary

DHNS: Shruti Ravindran puts focus on the new government’s security plan that threatens to eliminate Narcondam hornbill, found only in the tiny isle of Narcondam, 1287 km east of the Indian peninsula.A little over a month after India’s new government came ... [Published Deccan Herald - Aug 04 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 Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Environmental experts caution against haste in clearing projects

Experts say environmental decisions, once taken, are sometimes impossible to correct. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/MintNew Delhi: The reconstitution of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), the advisory body for green clearances to commercial projects located ... [Published Livemint.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

National Board for Wildlife to be toothless

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a toothless National Board for Wildlife without the mandatory non-government members.Under the law, the Board must have 10 non-government individual wildlife and ecology experts and five ... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 24 2014]

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...In both cases, forest officials said it could be an attack by a pack of dogs. DCF Karikalan said, "Usually in leopard attacks, there should be some injuries on the prey but we haven't found any such marks on the calves. Moreover, felines don't feed on the prey in a short time but first eat the intestines. In these two cases, the intestines were intact. Normally, leopards take at least four days to eat after a meal. All these factors don't point to a leopard attack but we haven't ignored complaints."
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
A wildlife expert who had served on the standing committee said: "The non-officials on the Board are critical to carry out a good and impartial review of projects that come indiscriminately from states and often do not go through any scrutiny at the Centre either. It is unfortunate if the government wants to push decisions through a pliable Wildlife Board."
...conservation scientist with the University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore, says these 'certificates' actually create political problems. "The environment turns negative and even regular conservation programs are then viewed through a magnified lens by local people. All these heritage sites are recognized as eco-sensitive zones anyway."

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Elusive honey badger sighted in Karnataka forest [Published Deccan Herald - 11 hours ago]
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]
Deforestation Driving Loss of Big Animals in India [Published Epoch Times - Aug 05 2014]
New Wildlife Board to be notified soon [Published The Hindu - Aug 05 2014]
An ecological canary [Published Deccan Herald - Aug 04 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]
Desecration of environment has made Uttarakhand... [Published Hindustan Times - Jul 27 2014]
Environmental experts caution against haste in ... [Published Livemint.com - Jul 25 2014]
National Board for Wildlife to be toothless [Published Business Standard India - Jul 24 2014]
Heritage tag for natural sites has limited impact [Published Times of India - Jun 25 2014]
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