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    Govt Denies Forest Diversion Proposals for Tipaimukh Project

Govt Denies Forest Diversion Proposals for Tipaimukh Project

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has denied forest diversion proposals in Mizoram and Manipur for implementation of Tipaimukh Hydro Electric Project (THEP), the Lok Sabha was informed. “THEP was

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    Intl Journal Publishes Butterflies Identified by Naga Youth

Intl Journal Publishes Butterflies Identified by Naga Youth

The Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT) has published a list of butterflies identified in Nagaland, some a 100 years after they were first identified by British documenters. The list recorded

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    Gifting of ‘Deer Meat’ to Manipur Minister Evokes Reaction

Gifting of ‘Deer Meat’ to Manipur Minister Evokes Reaction

The news report along with a picture of some villagers of Senapati district gifting ‘deer meat’ to a Manipur Minister has evoked sharp reactions from the People For Animals (PFA),

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    Conservation Entrepreneurship Amongst Arunachal Tribal Communities

Conservation Entrepreneurship Amongst Arunachal Tribal Communities

To contain wildlife hunting by the tribal communities of Arunachal Pradesh, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) carried out an intensive training programme on alternative wildlife products at Pakke Tiger Reserve

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    Naturalist Allows Himself to be Swallowed Alive by Anaconda

Naturalist Allows Himself to be Swallowed Alive by Anaconda

In a shocking act, an American naturalist allowed himself to be swallowed alive by an anaconda in the Amazon forest. American naturalist Paul Rosolie filmed himself getting eaten by an

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    Chinese Women Breeds 1,00,000 Cockroaches

Chinese Women Breeds 1,00,000 Cockroaches

An enterprising Chinese woman has turned her house into a breeding ground for 100,000 cockroaches and sending them to pharmaceutical companies to be used in some Chinese medicines. Yuan Mexia,

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Bamboo Offers Solutions to Global Warming, Rural Poverty

  Bamboo Offers Solutions to Global Warming, Rural Poverty

By Ashok Kumar Bamboo, the fastest growing grass, can not only help fight climate change but can also bring economic

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Urban Flood Disaster in Guwahati; A Holistic Mitigation & Preparedness Strategy

  Urban Flood Disaster in Guwahati; A Holistic Mitigation & Preparedness Strategy

By Kumar Deepak, Environmentalist, UNDP Guwahati is the ‘gateway’ channel for the seven sisters of the north-east region of India.

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Global Ecological Destination Under Rising Threat of Illegal Possession & Construction

  Global Ecological Destination Under Rising Threat of Illegal Possession & Construction

Deepar Beel is one of the Wetland Ecosystem, designated as the “Wetlands of International Importance” under the Ramsar Convention on

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Assam: Tourist Guest House inside Man-Made Forest

  Assam: Tourist Guest House inside Man-Made Forest

The inauguration of a tourist guest house inside the JFMC man-made forest at Bhairabkunda near the Assam-Bhutan-Arunachal junction has been

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Six Tokay Geckos Missing from Assam Zoo

  Six Tokay Geckos Missing from Assam Zoo

In an embarrassment for the State forest department, six Gecko lizards have vanished from their enclosure at the Assam State

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Scientists Team to Study Amur Falcon

  Scientists Team to Study Amur Falcon

By Sobhapati Samom A team of scientists from Bombay Natural History Society is expected to visit Tamenglong in Manipur on

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Rhino Gunned Down in Pobitora Sanctuary

  Rhino Gunned Down in Pobitora Sanctuary

An adult male rhino was gunned down and its horn taken away by poachers in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary today, taking

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Unabated Encroachment is on in Assam Forests

  Unabated Encroachment is on in Assam Forests

Unabated encroachment is on in Assam reserve forests, posing a danger to the conservation prospects of the State. A total

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Dogs Causing Ecological Problems in Sikkim

  Dogs Causing Ecological Problems in Sikkim

The rising population of feral dogs running in wild packs is causing ecological problems in the higher reaches of Sikkim

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Birder Snaps Rare Mountain Scops Owl in Sikkim

  Birder Snaps Rare Mountain Scops Owl in Sikkim

M. Shivashankar, a birder from Karkala in Udupi district, has managed to take a snap of the least seen Mountain

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Assam Zoo; Only One in the World to Have Pygmy Pig

  Assam Zoo; Only One in the World to Have Pygmy Pig

By Sushanta Talukdar The Assam State Zoo is set to welcome a few pygmy hogs this week, making it the

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