Government launches SECURE Himalaya Project
The Union Government had launched SECURE Himalayaa six-year project to ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in hi More..





Snow leopard photographed for first time in Arunachal Pradesh
Scientists for first time have captured images of Snow Leopard using camera trap at Thembang village’s Community Conserved Area (CCA) in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The camera trap study was conducted by World Wildlife F More..





Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad
The Union government has approved the development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam under Namami Gange programme to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from growing anthropogenic pressu More..





Government unveils third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has unveiled third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 to chalk out future road map for wildlife conservation.

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India, Nepal to conduct first joint tiger count
Nepal and India for the first time will commence a joint tiger census next month in their forests, national parks and protected areas neighbouring the two countries using a globally-recognised method.

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Government notifies Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 to prohibit range of activities in wetlands. The new rules will replace earlier rules notified in 2010.

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New species of non-venomous aquatic snake discovered in Western Ghats
Aquatic Rhabdops, a new species of non-venomous aquatic snake was identified and described as new species from northern Western Ghats in Maharashtra, Goa and North Karnataka.

The snake has been misidentified since 1863. The new species More..





World’s smallest squirrel discovered in Indonesian forest
Indonesian scientists from the Lambung Mangkurat University have found the world's smallest squirrel in Borneo rain forest in the central parts of the country.

The news was announced by Indonesia authorities on 25 September 2017.
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IUCN declares Snow Leopard no longer endangered
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in September 2017 announced that snow leopards are no longer considered an endangered species.

The IUCN moved the animal into the less urgent “vulnerable” category. Although More..





Harsh Vardhan launches 'Wood is Good' Campaign to promote climate-friendly resource
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a two-day conference on ‘Sustainable landscapes and forest ecosystems: Theory to Practice’ in New Delhi on 12 September 2017.

The minister launched the More..





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