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World Wildlife Day 2021

The world is observing and celebrating the World Wildlife Day 2021 on March 3, 2021. The day is being celebrated under the Theme- Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet. This theme was decided by United Nations. Significance of the day The day is celebrated in order to raise awareness with respect to the issue ..

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Theodore Baskaran won Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020

S. Theodore Baskaran who is a writer, a historian, a naturalist and an activist has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award, 2020. The award was instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation. Why he won the award? Theodore Baskaran was chosen for the award in the light of his dedication to the wildlife conservation. He won ..

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Status of Leopard in India 2018 Report

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released the “Status of Leopard in India, 2018” report. Key Findings of the Report India has 12,852 leopards as compared to 7,910 leopards in 2014. The leopard population has increased by 60% in the country The states that recorded highest leopard estimates were Madhya Pradesh, ..

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil Deposits

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife refuge in the Alaskan region in the USA. It is the largest wildlife reserve in the USA. USA holds oil rights in an area called ‘1002 area’ in the coastal plains. The Arctic oil is a source of new rivalries among the countries and this has been ..

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Gujarat’s PPP project in Leopard rescue and rehabilitation

The Gujarat forest department has transferred 12 leopards to a private rescue and Rehabilitation centre in Jamnagar. These leopards were captured from the wild after they encountered conflicts with humans. The project is first of its kind in the state. Project is implemented under public private partnership between the Reliance Industries Limited and the state ..

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