Environment March 8: Environment minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday informed Parliament that there is no programme for breeding the Royal Bengal tiger and government has allowed captive breeding of only

Guwahati, March 4: Experts from Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre at Rani will ascertain the reason behind the death of 20 vultures at a paddy field in Goalpara district today.

Goalpara divisional forest officer M.

Mon villagers warm up to pig-breeding-Data reveals that 25% of country

For the first time in the state, a successful vulture conservation operation has been carried out jointly by Dr RS Kishtwaria, livestock and wildLife expert of the Department of Animal Sciences and Veterinary College, HP Agriculture University, here in collaboration with the state Forest Department.

This operation was executed in Pong wetland in the Kangra valley, 60 km from here.

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A post-graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to shift Delhi Zoo, located adjacent to the medieval monument of Purana Quila, to the outskirts of the Capital to provide a more congenial environment to the wild animals and birds kept there.

The petitioner, Hargyan Singh Gahlot, submitted before a Division Bench of the Court compris

Officials of Tata Steel Zoological Park and Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, Ranchi, are keeping their fingers crossed for a green signal to a proposed collaboration that aims to boost breeding and conservation of animals at the two parks.

The two zoological parks, which have shown keen interest in signing an MoU in this regard, have sent a proposal to the Jharkhand Zoo Authority (JZA)

This Act may be called the Animal Welfare Act, 2011. The Ministry of Environment and Forests invites comments on the Draft Animal Welfare Act, 2011. This legislation, which will replace the existing Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, will provide for enhanced penalties and clearer definitions of animal abuse.

The last pair of Siberian cranes was spotted here in 2002
About a decade after the celebrated Siberian cranes ceased to visit the Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur in Rajasthan, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is planning to take up a captive breeding programme for the rare birds in the same terrain.

Saying there was threat of inbreeding among the Asiatic lions at Gir, Union Environment Minister and Forest Jairam Ramesh, who is on a two-day visit to the sanctuary, Thursday called for relocating them to Palpurkuno Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh. Gir is the Asiatic lion

Alipurduar, Jan. 10: The forest department has written to the Central Zoo Authority for permission to breed tigers and leopards in captivity at all rescue centres and zoos across the state.

Despite the CZA banning captive breeding in 2008, leopard cubs were born in a number of rescue centres across north Bengal in the past two years.