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Conservation Bulletin - Week 25 (2023)

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(June 23, 2023) Facing space and resource crunch, North East states to build new shelters for seized wildlife | Mongabay Smuggled in large numbers into India from Myanmar and Bangladesh, seized exotic animals are given shelter in zoos across northeastern states of India. Northeastern states of India plan to build rescue centres for the animals with financial aid from Central Zoo Authority. Mizoram is one of the worst affected as the state’s Aizawl Zoo is overflowing with seized exotic animals. Zoos wil...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 24 (2023)

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(June 19, 2023) Similipal Tiger Reserve needs special armed force to protect its fauna | The New Indian Express Amid a string of poaching incidents, two back-to-back killings of forest officials by poachers in Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) have exposed the vulnerability of frontline staff in the biggest tiger habitat of the state and the crying needs for the deployment of armed forces. Though STR has its own tiger protection force ‘STPF’, sources said it has not been of much help in countering po...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 23 (2023)

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(June 12, 2023) 62 new plants that can live without water discovered in Western Ghats | India Today  Biologists have discovered 62 new species of plants that can withstand extreme dehydration. The plants belong to the Desiccation-Tolerant Vascular Species that are capable of surviving amid extreme water scarcity. This species is known for entering a state of dormancy and reviving when water becomes available again. Researchers said that the newly discovered plants could have a wide-ranging role in agric...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 22 (2023)

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(June 02, 2023)   -   Orphaned elephant calves struggle to survive in human-elephant conflicts in Tamil Nadu, India, with many losing their mothers to electrocution or accidents. A community-based initiative involving the Kadar tribal community successfully restores the dwindling hornbill population in the Western Ghats, India. Indian Bison, extinct in the Sanjay Tiger Reserve for 25 years, will be reintroduced with the aim of extending the species' family. A pre-monsoon census is underway in the Mudumalai ...

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