Discussion in Lok Sabha on Wildife (25/08/2010).

Hyderabad, Aug. 9: The state police have written to the AP Forest department to remove around 20 speed breakers from the Mannanur-Dornala Road in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve. The speed breakers had been built to decrease incidents of animals being run over by speeding vehicles on the road leading to the Srisailam temple.

Following the decision of the Pre-Tiger Summit Partners Dialogue meeting (Bali, Indonesia, July 12-14, 2010), an initial draft of the program underpinning efforts to help wild tigers recover and double in population over the next twelve years was released on July 31 by the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI) Secretariat for feedback from Tiger Range Countries, other GTI partners, and interested stake

The animal adoption and awareness drive at the Bannerghatta Biological Park is set to get bigger this year.

Green Matrix, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) involved with wildlife, and Samhita Academy have been roped in to spread awareness about the animals and wildlife to a larger spectrum of people.

Great ape ranges coincide with some of the poorest countries of the world – particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Great apes attract a great deal of conservation interest and funding, due to their close genetic relationship with humans and their status as global flagship species for conservation.

Hyderabad, July 26: The state government has relaxed the ban on elephants during processions for Bonalu and Moharram.

The minister for forest and environment, Dr P. Ramachandra Reddy, said that the government issued orders to chief wildlife warden, Mr Hitesh Malhotra, to provide elephants from the Nehru Zoological Park for religious processions.

Sensitisation programme for HR & CE officials, private owners held

Taking care:A special platform erected with sand spread for the elephant at the Arunachaleshwar temple in Tiruvannamalai.

The notification of Mudumalai Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu as a tiger reserve in 2007 has resulted in a contested politics between activists, non-governmental organisations and conservationists with regard to the future of protected area management.

Fifty years after setting foot in Gombe, Jane Goodall calls for urgent action to save our closest living relatives from extinction in the wild. Conservationists and local people must collaborate, she and Lilian Pintea conclude.


Subhash Chandra N S, June 28, Bangalore:

The Forest Department and police have arrested an individual who illegally organised a motor rally through the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, leading to the death of a spotted deer.