The overall aim of the India Ecodevelopment Project, approved in 1996, was to conserve biological diversity in seven globally significant protected areas (PAS) by implementing an ecodevelopment strategy (prepared by the GOI).

Initial results of a census conducted by Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) indicate far lesser number of tigers in India than was previously recorded. The results were presented on

Coca-cola booted Students of the University of Guelph in Canada, have voted to remove Coca-Cola products from their campus because of the company's unethical practices in India and Colombia. As

the first-ever meeting of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, held on November 28, 2006, has re-affirmed the Tiger Task Force's recommendations and laid emphasis on the involvement of local

After reading headlines about vanishing tigers in India, I decided to take my family to Ranthambore forest reserve in Rajasthan. I had visited the sanctuary 25 years ago

AFTER the shocking revelation in 2005 that the tigers (Panthera tigris) had vanished from the Sariska reserve in Rajasthan, Ranthambhore, also in the same State, and one of the most popular tiger habitats in the country, is approaching a similar crisis: The National Park may have only 15 big cats left.

An Act further to amend the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. This Act may be called the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006.

An Act further to amend the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. This Act may be called the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006.

As envisaged in the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, Critical Wildlife Habitats are to be declared by the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forests after a process of consultation by Expert Committees. In this regard, these guidelines are issued, which include both criteria as well as the process.

At Kerala s Periyar Tiger Reserve, deepa kozhisseri finds local tribal communities happily involved in forest protection and ecotourism

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