Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Water crisis hits Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary June 9, 2014

    The death of at least 10 panthers in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary over last six months has again raised the problem of scarce water in Rajasthan's wildlife parks and sanctuaries. Rajasthan is one of the few states that can boast of two tiger projects, a bird sanctuary and 25 wildlife sanctuaries. These protected...
  • MP, Chhattisgarh lock horns over shifting of tigers June 8, 2014

    Chhattisgarh's efforts to get tigers for its Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary from Madhya Pradesh has come to a halt with the latter asking it to get a viability study done before a decision on handing over the big cats could be taken. Chhattisgarh, where the tiger population is just about 26, has...
  • Eight-year-old girl killed by a leopard in Bahraich April 21, 2014

    An eight-year-old girl was killed in an attack by a leopard near Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary in Bahraich, forest department officials said on Monday. Reshma was attacked by a leopard while she was sleeping in the courtyard of her house on Sunday located on the outskirts of the Katarniaghat sanctuary, 85 kilometres from...
  • Three elephants die after being hit by a train in Assam February 27, 2014

    Guwahati: Three elephants were killed when they were hit by a local passenger train in upper Assam's Jorhat district. The elephants were killed when the Guwahati-Tinsukia Intercity Express hit them as they were crossing the railway track at Venuguri village near Moriani railway station in a herd. The elephants were...
  • MP tells Centre to foot Rs 260 crore bill to import Cheetas from Africa February 21, 2014

    Cheetah, which became extinct from the country about seven decades back, may find a home in India if the Centre agrees to fund WII's Rs 260 crore project for reintroducing the feline in Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district. If the project gets the nod, the spotted animal would...
  • Shivraj Singh urges ministers to strive for clean image of government, party December 23, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday took all his 23 newly-inducted ministers in a state tourism bus to a wildlife sanctuary near here for an interactive session, and asked them to strive to ensure a clean image of government and the party. "The chief minister advised them to...
  • Two-yr-old girl injured in leopard attack near Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary August 27, 2013

    A two-year-old girl was seriously injured in a leopard attack in a village adjoining the forest in Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary. Anjali was sleeping in the courtyard of her house in Babhania village when the leopard attacked and seriously injured her on Monday, divisional forest officer Ashish Tewari said on Tuesday. As the...
  • MP CM welcomes SC verdict to shift lions to Palpur Kuno April 16, 2013

    Bhopal: Welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to shift Asiatic lions from Gujarat to Palpur Kuno wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Monday that the move would not only result in creation of a new home for the lions but also ensure a rise...
  • SC lifts ban on tiger tourism in core areas October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has lifted the ban on tiger tourism in core sanctuary areas. The court said that the guidelines submitted by Project Tiger must be followed. The court had banned tiger tourism in core breeding areas in July 2012. But the Environment Ministry recommended lifting the ban...
  • SC verdict on tiger tourism likely today October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to give its final ruling on whether tourism should be permitted in core tiger reserves or not. The Centre had earlier filed an affidavit asking the court to lift the ban. The Centre says tourism should be allowed in 20 per cent of...
  • SC order on tiger tourism today September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is set to give its final order on whether tourism should be allowed in tiger reserves or not. The court had banned tiger tourism in core breeding areas. But the Environment Ministry recommended lifting the ban and allowing tourism in 20 per cent of the...
  • Centre urges SC to lift tiger tourism ban in sanctuaries September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on tiger tourism urging the court to lift the ban on tiger tourism in core areas of sanctuaries. The Centre says tourism should be allowed in 20 per cent of core areas and that the states should evolve guidelines...
  • 'Goa should be part of Tiger Reserve Complex' September 11, 2012

    Panaji: The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has suggested including Goa as part of the Tiger Reserve complex complimenting the sanctuaries in Maharashtra and Karnataka, which would help the coastal state in conserving wild cats. The Dehradun-based Institute, which submitted its report on the status of wildlife in Goa to the...
  • Kaziranga animal deaths: Govt to send probe team July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry swung into action and decided to send a special team to the Kaziranga National Park in Assam after CNN-IBN highlighted how the animals at the park were fast dying due to floods and poaching. The floods and poaching have resulted in death of over 500 animals...
  • Maharashtra: Tiger poaching on the rise May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: A spate of tiger poaching incidents have come to light from Maharashtra. The body of a tiger chopped into 11 pieces with its head and paws missing was recovered on Friday. It appears the tiger parts have been taken by the poachers. The incident happened at the Tadoba...
  • Six WWF employees kidnapped in Assam February 7, 2011

    Suspected Bodo insurgents have kidnapped six World Wildlife Fund employees in Assam's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. Three of those kidnapped are women. Initial reports suggest over 20 armed insurgents carried out the kidnapping. The WWF employees were carrying out tiger and elephant census inside Manas Wildlife Sanctuary when they were kidnapped. ...
  • Militants abduct 6 WWF officials in Assam February 7, 2011

    Guwahati: Heavily armed militants kidnapped six officials, including three women, of international conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) from the famed Manas National Park in Assam, officials on Monday said. A police spokesperson said the six WWF officials were abducted late on Sunday from the sanctuary, about 200 km...
  • lion killed after attacking seven villagers March 23, 2010

    Ahmedabad: A lion was allegedly killed by a group of men in self-defence after the animal attacked them near a village close to the Gir wildlife sanctuary in Junagadh district here on Monday, forest officials said. Seven men, including a forest beat guard, were injured in the lion attack that took...
  • Thekkady boat capsize: Steerman, crew member arrested October 5, 2009

    Thekkady (Kerala): The steerman of the boat that capsized last week in the Thekkady lake has been arrested along with his assistant, police said on Monday. Victor Samuel, 38, and his 24-year-old assistant Anish were arrested late on Sunday, four days after the boat capsized in the Periyar wildlife sanctuary on...
  • Victims' families recall Kerala boat tragedy October 2, 2009

    New Delhi: A holiday turned into a nightmare for the Delhi-based Jain family who lost their six family members in the boat mishap at the Periyaar Wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. The Jains are very angry with the Kerala administration. They complain that the boats were overloaded during the mishap, there...
  • Mystery epidemic puts gharial on the brink June 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The banks of the river Chambal resemble a mortuary. Already on the critically endangered list, the Indian gharial is fighting a mystery disease. Over 100 gharials have died in the last six weeks. Well-known wildlife film-maker Naresh Bedi, among the first to reach the spot, was shocked at...
  • Forest killed, land sharks get sanctuary in Haryana December 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The world maybe debating climate change and global warming but Haryana government has other concerns. It has quietly denotified 4,400 hectares of Saraswati sanctuary to make way for Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda's pet project - the Hansi Butana Canal. A stretch of sanctuary been wiped off all government...
  • Reporter's Blog: Chasing crocs in dacoit land June 18, 2007

    I am here to investigate why the Indian gharial the top water predator of the river Chambal is facing extinction. ...
  • SIT: Gharial faces extinction | Blog June 18, 2007

    Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary (Madhya Pradesh): The Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) - a species of crocodile - is today as endangered as the tiger, maybe 20 times more so. Their numbers have shrunk from 1,200 in 1983 to an alarming 200. So what happened to the thousands of gharials that were...