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Conservation Bulletin - Week 30

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(July 30, 2022) Assam’s Barak Valley Will Soon Have Another New Wildlife Sanctuary Between the Barak river and the Sonali river in Assam, Barak Valley is geared up to welcome its second Wildlife Sanctuary - the Barak Bhuban Wildlife Sanctuary. Spreading over 320 sq. km., the area is home to primates like slow loris, Assamese macaque, capped langur, hoolock gibbon and phayre’s leaf monkey. Read more here.   Herpetofauna survey records the presence of 60 species of amphibians, 7...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 29

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(July 22, 2022) Zoological Survey of India scientists discover new eel species in West Bengal Scientists from the Zoological Society of India have discovered a new eel species in Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal. Two specimens were collected from Petuaghat fishing harbour, and while marking them, one was found to be undescribed. It has been named Ariosoma Bengalense, connecting it to the state in which it was discovered. Read more here.   Why the famous Gir lion is hanging out by the...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 28

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(July 15, 2022)   In past 3 months, Goa records 6 tiger sightings | Times of India    After a single tiger sighting in 2012-2013, the Goa forest department did not report any for the next few years until 2016. Now, there have been six tiger sightings in the past 3 months. A total of 20 tiger sightings were reported in Goa in 2021-2022. This is the highest number of tiger sightings recorded in Goa since the use of camera traps began. Read more here. Can unmarked individuals ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2022)
(July 14, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter June 2022 In Focus CITES is an international agreement between sovereign states aimed at ensuring that the international trade in specimens of wild plants and animals does not threaten their survival.  The parties to the convention will decide through voting on the amendments to Appendices I and II at the Conference of Parties held once every two to three years. For the next COP meeting, COP19 which will be held in Panama City in N...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 27

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(July 08, 2022) 1,197 sq km of land in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari declared as Agasthiyarmalai Elephant Reserve The Union Environment Ministry has cleared a proposal, declaring 1,197 square kilometres of land in Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari as Agasthiyarmalai Elephant Reserve. Once notified, the forest department will gain access to additional funding under the centrally sponsored Project Elephant. This will be Tamil Nadu's fifth elephant reserve. Read more here. Dimming the glow of firefly fes...

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New study documents the extent of plastic ingestion as an emerging threat to endangered Asian elephants in Uttarakhand, India

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New study documents the extent of plastic ingestion as an emerging threat to endangered Asian elephants in Uttarakhand, India
(July 06, 2022) Written by Advaith Jaikumar | Edited by Dipti Humraskar An Asian elephant takes a stroll through a forest in India | Image: Sachin Rai Key Highlights: A new study finds that Asian elephants are ingesting a large amount of human-generated waste, including plastic of varied sizes. Scientists examined elephant dung samples to quantify ingestion of plastic. Plastic waste is found in landfills near forest fringes, where elephants often forage. Elephants carry this plastic int...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 26

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(July 01, 2022) Did you call? Misuse of bird call audio is disturbing bird behaviour © N A Nazeer/Wikimedia Commons The use of recorded audios of birdcalls by birders has become problematic in India. Its overuse may have an effect on the breeding habits and social behaviour of birds. Researchers explain that banning this completely is not an answer. Park officials are considering new ways to limit misuse. Read more here.  Forest dept finds over 50 hatchlings of critically endang...

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