The Odisha Biodiversity Board (OBB) has decided to conduct biodiversity study of various sanctuaries in the state.

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania faces a decline in wildlife population and environmental degradation due to population growth, environmental mismanagement and economic activities, a report indicates.

Liberia's Governance Commission (GC) Chairman, Dr. Amos C. Sawyer on Saturday, 6 May 2017 officially launched the Country's first ever Wildlife Sanctuary.

RAJKOT/AHMEDABAD: Under the pretext of `local' protests in an election year, the Gujarat government is itching to reduce buffer zone around some important national parks and sanctuaries.

Cameroon currently has more than 250 rescued chimpanzees living in three chimp wildlife sanctuaries.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All India Kaimur People’s Front Vs. The State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 20/04/2017 regarding illegal mining within 1 Km from Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Village-Billin Markundi, Sonebhadra District, Uttar Pradesh. In response to an application under RTI Act, information has been given that there are 118 illegal mining operation in the area in question.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Wildlife Sanctuaries, 28/03/2017. Details of Wildlife Sanctuaries in the country is given in the Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Eco-Sensitive Zone, 28/03/2017. The National Board for Wildlife in its meeting held on 17th March 2005 had taken the decision for declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zone around National Parks and Sanctuaries. The State-wise details of proposals received during the last three years in this regard are at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Villages in Forest Areas, 14/03/2017. As reported by States, in respect of tiger reserves, villages located in core/critical tiger habitat was 751. However, number of villages located in protected forest areas other than Tiger Reserves are not compiled in the Ministry. Details of villages relocated outside from Tiger Reserve/Wildlife sanctuaries are given in the Annexure.

Order of the Supreme Court of India dated 06/03/2017 in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others regarding repair work to secure the pipe bridge balancing reservoir and pipeline situated in Chambal river and part of which is going through the National Ghadiyal Sanctuary. Supreme Court directs the Applicant to make sure that no disturbance is caused to the wildlife and no building or construction material is left behind.

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