The country lost 63 tigers in 2013 with Karnataka alone losing 16 big cats.

At a time when national and international agencies are trying to save vultures, which are on the verge of extinction, sighting of around 216 vultures and 21 nests, including white-backed vulture (g

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and UP forest department would now work in tandem to prevent destruction of crops and threat to human lives by elephants in villages adjoining Katarniaghat Wildlife

BAHRAICH:As many as 63,000 toilets would be constructed under BharatNirmalAbhiyan in Devipatan division.

BAHRAICH: An eco-sensitive zone will be developed in the Sohelwa wildlife sanctuary on the Indo-Nepal border for the security of wildlife in Sohelwa.

The plan of wildlife conservation led by then prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was chalked out in the year 2002 and the programme is being launched now 10 years later. Sohelwa wildlife sanctuary on the Indo-Nepal border was acquired by the government in 1988. Five ranges of the sanctuary are located in Balrampur district, including Tulsipur, Barahwa, Bankatwa, eastern and western Sohelwa, while two zones are in Rampur and Bhabhar of Shravasti district.

SHRAVASTI: To adress man-animal conflict along the Indo-Nepal border, the area will be equipped with solar fencing and thorny wires at the cost of Rs 8 crores. Till now, the efforts to stop such conflicts is a failure.

The difference between the population and the forest could not be widened as the line between them has not been drawn yet. Around 500 villages of Shravasti and Balrampur are situated near Sohelwa and the inhabitants in these villages are frequently visiting the forest. The proposal for wiring was sent to the government four years ago but now the chances of approval looks bright.