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Koalas about to be listed ‘Endangered’ in Australia

One of the worst bushfires in the history which began in September 2019 in Australia has burned more than 10 million hectares of land to date and as per Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports, over 1.25 billion animals are believed to be dead, hundreds of billions of insects might have been wiped out. Every year a ..

NTCA confirms presence of tigers in high-altitude regions of Sikkim

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has recently confirmed the presence of tigers in high-altitude regions of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh in a study submitted to the Union Ministry of Environment. The Ministry will use a study on the status of tiger habitats in high altitude ecosystems to have a high altitude ..

Uttarakhand government to form a Special Tiger Force (STF) for Corbett Tiger Reserve

The Uttarakhand government has decided to form a Special Tiger Force (STF) for Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). The force will have 85 posts & will help serve as the much needed second layer of protection for the big cat at the CTR. The STPF will be effective in checking illegal human intrusion into the reserve ..

Species Protection in India

India is home to diverse species of both flora and fauna which are found all across the nation. While the Indian Government is concerned about the protection of the biodiversity of India, a few species are under threat. For the protection of such species, the Indian government has instituted various norms for the protection. To ..

2018 Tiger Census report released by PM Modi

On the occasion of 2019 International Tiger Day (ITD), Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the results of the 4th cycle of All India Tiger Estimation report 2018 in New Delhi. The count of tigers in India has risen to 2967 in 2018. The rise in tiger numbers was in conformity with the average annual growth ..

Uttar Pradesh to conduct first census of Otters

For the first time, Uttar Pradesh has undertaken the decision to conduct census of otters in protected areas of the state. The census exercise was started from Pilibhat Tiger Reserve and will be accomplished by the end of March 2019 covering all protected areas of state. The census report would be shared with the Dehradun-based Wildlife ..

2019 International Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation held in New Delhi

The 3rd International Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation was held in New Delhi on January 28, 2019. The 2-day conference was hosted by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in close collaboration with the Global Tiger Forum (GTA) which is an International, Intergovernmental Organization for conserving tigers in the world. In it, the 13 ..

Telangana government decides to set up anti-poaching tiger protection force

The Telangana government has decided to set up an armed “State Tiger Protection Force” (STPF) to save the Big Cat population in the State. The 112-member-armed STPF will be headed by anAssistant Conservator of Forests to protect tiger populationin Amarabad and Kawal Tiger Reserves. The State and Central government will share the cost of the ..