Wildlife Institute of India to work on contraceptives for wild animals

The Centre has asked Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to develop contraceptives for wild animals, as states struggle to check growing man-animal conflict.
The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MOEFCC) has asked the institute to focus on four animals — monkeys, elephants, wild boars and blue bulls,

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Despite Photographs, Authorities Deny Violation of Cattle Transport Rules

New Delhi: As the country continues to witness incidents of increasing illegal cattle smuggling or transportation of animals in unhygienic conditions, a Delhi High Court bench has noted that no authority has submitted any data on prosecution and evidence shows “no compliance with Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.”

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58 cows die in MP shelter

At least 58 cows have died in the last 28 days in a cow shelter in Madhya Pradesh’s Agar Malwa district and a three-member committee has been set up to probe the issue, an official said on Sunday.
Agar Malwa District Magistrate Ajay Gupta told IANS that the cows had

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Forest personnel seize 1500 turtles, arrest three persons

Bhubaneswar, Dec 31 Forest personnel seized around 1,500 turtles and arrested three persons for illegally transporting the animals in Odisha’s Malkangiri district today.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Forest personnel intercepted a van at MPV-60 village under Kalimela forest range area and seized the freshwater turtles, said Divisional

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Tiger census likely in Telangana in Jan 2018

Hyderabad, Dec 31 (PTI) The tiger census is expected to be taken up in Telangana next month, a senior official of the state forest department has said.
This would be the first census of the striped animals in Telangana after the formation of the state. The last such count was

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Leopardess mowed down on highway near Hosapete

Ballari: A leopardess was killed after being hit by an unknown vehicle while it was crossing National Highway-13 at Potalakatta Cross near Thimmalapura village at Mariyammanahalli of Hosapete taluk.
After seeing the two-year-old big cat dead in the wee hours on Friday, passersby informed police and forest department officials. The

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Activists file police complaint against bullock cart race

An animal rights activist has lodged a complaint with Kashimira police station after a video of bullock carts racing on the Mira-Bhayander Road went viral on social media. The 28-second long video was shot on December 25.
“I was shocked on watching the video as the race was being carried

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Gurgaon residents, activists at odds over animal capture

Animal rights activists, who feed stray animals in the area, claimed that they often get into quarrels with members of nearby residential societies, as they protest against people hired by the MCG to capture these animals.
The activists said that while they are making an effort a peaceful coexistence of

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