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Wildlife Protection Act 1972

Prior to Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, India only had five designated national parks. This was the first umbrella act which established schedules of protected plant and animal species. By this act, hunting or harvesting these species was largely outlawed. Extends to the whole of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir which has ..

Haryana undertakes Monkey Census as a part of Wildlife Census

The Wildlife Institute of India recently conducted a “Monkey Census” in the state of Haryana. About the Census The “Monkey Census” was a part of the “Wildlife Census of Haryana-2021”. This in turn is a part of the Wildlife Census 2021. The unique feature of the “Monkey Census” is that the Wildlife Institute of India ..

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Asiatic lions test COVID positive

Around eight Asiatic lions have tested positive for COVID-19 at Hyderabad Nehru Zoological Park. This is the first time that transmission of virus to animal has been detected in India. Asiatic Lions Asiatic Lions are one of the five Pantherine cats that are native to India. The other four are Indian Snow Leopard, Bengal Tiger, ..

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Olive Ridley Turtles stay away from Rushikulya river

The Olive Ridley Turtles in 2021 are staying away from the Rushikulya river. Millions of Olive Ridley turtle nest near the mouth of Rushikulya river. The nesting time of Olive Ridley turtles is between January and May. This year, they are  yet to begin their nesting. In 2020, they began nesting in March. The turtle ..

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IUCN: 11% of Indian sharks, rays and chimaeras face high risk of extinction

The International Union for Conservation of Nature recently found that Sharks, Rays and Chimeras are facing high risk of extinction. The Shark Specialist Group held an assessment in the Exclusive Economic Zone and found that out of 170 species of Sharks found across the oceans of the country, 19 are facing extinction. Around 11% of ..

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First recorded human sighting of Himalayan serow

For the first time, a Himalayan Serow has been sighted in the Himalayan cold desert. The Himalayan Serow was earlier thought to be extinct in the Himalayas. Because, the forest officials could not spot them for the last ten to twelve years in spite of several special efforts to site the herbivore. It was recently ..

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