Afforestation fund act to come into force next month: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act will be enforced from September 30 after framing of rules and consultations with the stakeholders, Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday. The bill on the matter was opposed by adivasi rights activists and environmentalists on the ground that […]

Only 12 breeding pairs of Australian rare bird left

Canberra, Aug 14 : The last 12 breeding pairs of the beach stone-curlew bird indigenous to the Australasia region are under threat from feral foxes in New South Wales (NSW). The aboriginal community in the coastal bushland has now taken up action to protect the rare birds by laying fox traps, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

Series on endangered species on small screen soon

New Delhi, Aug 10 : An anthology series “The Red List: Save the Wild” with focus on the trials and tribulations of endangered species across the world will soon beam on Indian television. As part of new brand philosophy ‘Humans Like Us’, Animal Planet will sharpen focus on stories linked to animal conservation with an […]

21 snakes seized ahead of Naag Panchmi

Mathura, Aug 8 : Ahead of the Naag Panchmi festival next week, Forest Department officials have seized 21 snakes from snake charmers in the Sri Krishna Janam Bhoomi area here in the past two days. More snake charmers and poachers are under the radar, an official said. Out of the 21 snakes, 14 were cobras, […]

Save elephants from being mowed down by trains: Richa Chadha

Mumbai, Aug 8 : Ahead of World Elephant Day August 12, actress Richa Chadha has urged People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ask India’s railway ministry to implement safety measures to prevent elephant deaths on train tracks. In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Richa said: “Recently, a speeding train struck […]

Three elephants killed by train

Ranchi, Aug 7 : Three elephants were killed after being hit by a train in an area bordering Jharkhand and West Bengal on Tuesday, a railway official said. The elephants were crossing the rail tracks near Gindhi station in West Bengal when they were hit by Gyaneshwari Express, killing them on the spot, the official […]