India’s tigers seem to be a massive success story — many scientists aren’t sure Nature Researchers question official figures showing a sharp rise in the tiger population, and the country’s plans to protect the species. Central India — The Maruti […]

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Why restoring degraded land is critical for India Hindustan Times It will help provide livelihoods, tackle climate change, and protect infrastructure Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India will restore 26 million hectares (ha) of degraded land by […]

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More tiger conservation bodies must be enablers Hindustan Times Valmik Thapar If a complete revamp does not happen, the future of the tiger will be totally dependent on the ability of the states IN 1992 I joined the steering committee […]

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Need to maintain and augment tiger corridors Hindustan Times Badri Chatterjee In an interview with Hindustan Times, the member-secretary of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Anup Nayak, spoke about a range of issues pertaining to tiger conservation in Maharashtra and […]

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Wildlife trafficking: Organized crime hit hard by joint WCO-INTERPOL global enforcement operation World Customs Organization A joint worldwide customs and police operation has resulted in the seizure of large quantities of protected flora and fauna across every continent. From 4 […]

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Why MP is one of India’s top tiger states HINDUSTAN TIMES The MP forest department was fortunate to have committed forest officers with long and stable tenures. For example, between 1970 and 2007, the Kanha National Park had only four […]

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National parks: Serving humanity’s well-being as much as nature’s Mongabay – Jeremy Hance A new study finds that living near a protected area in the developing world decreases poverty and increases childhood health. Parks with tourism or multi-use were the […]

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Human-leopard conflict: Ecological reasons to blame The Himalayan Times – CHANDRAMANI ARYAL Many think that the frequency in the sightings of leopards in settlement areas is due to an increase in their number in the country. But those working closely in […]

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