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Chhattisgarh’s Sitanadi Udanti tiger reserve: Tribals seek forest rights, officials cite core area rule

Thousands of tribals living in villages located in the core areas of Sitanadi Udanti Tiger Reserve are demanding that their Community Forest Resource rights be recognised. Despite the Congress-led Chhattisgarh government’s promise of recognition of community resource rights, these villagers are facing bureaucratic hurdles, largely based on interpretation of law.

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Battle against left wing extremists versus tiger conservation

Telangana’s wildlife sanctuaries and tiger habitats are set to bear the brunt of the State’s fight against Left Wing Extremism (LWE). The State government has proposed to develop roads via Eturnagaram and Pranahita wildlife sanctuaries, and the tiger corridor connecting Kawal, Tadoba and Indravati tiger reserves, under the LWE affected…

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Busses in core zone of tiger reserve? Really?

The Supreme Court Thursday stayed an order of Jim Corbett National Park allowing buses of a private operator in the core area of the Tiger reserve in Uttarakhand.
A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian issued notice to the Centre, Uttarakhand, National Tiger Conservation…

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India’s diverse wildlife is drowning and dying in human filth

Shocking footage of the state of wildlife in India. In the absence of efficient waste management systems, India is grappling with a mammoth garbage problem. Thousands of tonnes of untreated and unsegregated waste pollute the country’s land, water and air, while serving as toxic foraging grounds for a plethora of…

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Thai zoo declared ‘hell on Earth for animals’ where tigers and other animals have been left emaciated during Covid lockdown

A notorious Thai zoo has sparked concern for the health of its animals after it reopened to visitors following the Covid lockdown.

People found bears begging for food in tiny enclosures, emaciated tigers and cattle, crocodiles swimming in filthy water and orangutans desperately reaching out to tourists behind bars.

A vet dispatched…

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