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Himachal Pradesh: 17 trekkers missing in Kinnaur district, search operation on, say police
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Himachal Pradesh: 17 trekkers missing in Kinnaur district, search operation on, say police

The trekkers had left Harshil in adjoining Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi for Chitkul on 14 October, but they reportedly went missing during inclement weather from 17 to 19 October in Lamkhaga pass

'Serious monkey business': Determined to take revenge on human foe, animal travels 22 kms
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'Serious monkey business': Determined to take revenge on human foe, animal travels 22 kms

After being left in the Balur forest by officials, the simian hopped on to a truck that passed through a road near the forest and reached Kottigehara

India to conduct first scientific estimation of its elephant population in 2022
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India to conduct first scientific estimation of its elephant population in 2022

The Union Environment Minister said that local and indigenous people should be involved in the conservation efforts.

Wild female elephant dies of anthrax in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district
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Wild female elephant dies of anthrax in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district

This is the fourth elephant succumbing to anthrax in the last decade in the district

Uttar Pradesh's Tharu Adivasi women resist systemic usurpation of their forest land, rights by local authorities
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Uttar Pradesh's Tharu Adivasi women resist systemic usurpation of their forest land, rights by local authorities

The Tharu women’s front continues to ensure forest protection and management, besides standing up to repeated assaults on the community by the local police and forest departments.

How community-run tourism can help Sundarbans recover from Cylone Amphan's devastating effects
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How community-run tourism can help Sundarbans recover from Cylone Amphan's devastating effects

Community-run ecotourism in and near the Sundarbans has the potential to popularise some of the existing and new tourism routes and locations. But a number of obstacles have to be overcome before it can really work.

Mumbai wall collapse: 15-year-old girl trapped beneath debris dies taking toll to 21; locals slam political parties’ apathy
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Mumbai wall collapse: 15-year-old girl trapped beneath debris dies taking toll to 21; locals slam political parties’ apathy

At the scene of the tragedy in Malad, Mumbai, an eyewitness said when the wall collapsed, it was like a "tsunami accompanied by a massive thud".

Leopard cub reunited with mother in Satara following 7-day operation; forest officials call for more awareness
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Leopard cub reunited with mother in Satara following 7-day operation; forest officials call for more awareness

In the span of seven days, rigorous efforts were made by wildlife professionals to reunite a leopard cub with her mother.

Forest officials, Mumbai Police rescue leopard from residential complex in city's Andheri suburb
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Forest officials, Mumbai Police rescue leopard from residential complex in city's Andheri suburb

A sub-adult leopard cub which entered a residential complex in Marol in Mumbai's Andheri suburb was Monday rescued by forest department staff, an official said

A new book on the Great Himalayan National Park offers compelling insights into the quest to save the region
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A new book on the Great Himalayan National Park offers compelling insights into the quest to save the region

Sanjeeva Pandey and Anthony J Gaston's book underscores the underlying theme at the Great Himalayan National Park — that of placing people at the centre of conservation

Leopard caught in Nashik's Savarkar Nagar area; Shiv Sena corporator, two TV cameramen injured
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Leopard caught in Nashik's Savarkar Nagar area; Shiv Sena corporator, two TV cameramen injured

A leopard entered a crowded locality in Maharashtra's Nashik district and injured a Shiv Sena politician and two media personnel

One of tigress Avni's two cubs captured in Anji forest in Maharashtra, to be kept in enclosure in MP's Pench; no word on second cub
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One of tigress Avni's two cubs captured in Anji forest in Maharashtra, to be kept in enclosure in MP's Pench; no word on second cub

A team of around 100 people, including six veterinary officers from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, have been tracking the cub since Avni was shot dead by a sharpshooter who was part of a team of Forest officials.

Maneka Gandhi's rage at Avni's killing inconsistent with her reluctance to speak up against alarming rise in lynchings
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Maneka Gandhi's rage at Avni's killing inconsistent with her reluctance to speak up against alarming rise in lynchings

On the rare occasions that Maneka voiced her concern at the emerging culture of lynching, she has been seemingly shy of condemning it outright.

Avni was tagged 'man-eater' without proper evidence; authorities behind her 'ruthless killing' must be brought to book
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Avni was tagged 'man-eater' without proper evidence; authorities behind her 'ruthless killing' must be brought to book

Wild animals cannot be killed unless every effort to capture and relocate the animal has been exhausted, which was ignored in Avni's case, as were the standard operating procedures.

'Man-eater' tigress Avni shot dead to save lives of officials who tried to tranquilise her, says Maharashtra forest minister
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'Man-eater' tigress Avni shot dead to save lives of officials who tried to tranquilise her, says Maharashtra forest minister

When queried about the two cubs of the deceased tigress Avni, Mungantiwar said that the two were now nearly 11 months old and capable of survival in the wild.

Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha's Dhenkanal district; forest dept blames 'non-rectification of sagging lines'
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Seven elephants electrocuted in Odisha's Dhenkanal district; forest dept blames 'non-rectification of sagging lines'

Passing the buck to the electricity department, the forest department said that in 2017, the DFO of Odisha's Dhenkanal had submitted a stretch of 136.57 kilometres of low-tension lines passing through vulnerable areas for cabling.

Five elephants swim to safety after being swept away from herd due to heavy currents in Odisha's Mahanadi river
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Five elephants swim to safety after being swept away from herd due to heavy currents in Odisha's Mahanadi river

Five elephants, including two calves, which were swept away from their herd by heavy currents in Mahandi river while crossing it early Monday near Mundali, swam to safety later in the day, forest officials said.

Amid Asiatic lion deaths at Gir forest, special vaccines arrive from US to protect the endangered big cats
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Amid Asiatic lion deaths at Gir forest, special vaccines arrive from US to protect the endangered big cats

The deaths of as many as 23 lions at the Gir forest — believed to have been caused by a deadly combination of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and a protozoal infection — since 12 September is a crisis looming over the endangered animals.

Over 100 trees cut in Kodagu for chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s one-day visit; DC says order was 'misinterpreted'
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Over 100 trees cut in Kodagu for chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s one-day visit; DC says order was 'misinterpreted'

Around 100 first-generation trees were cut in the Kodugu district of Karnataka's Coorg without consulting the forest department ahead of chief minister HD Kumaraswamy's visit

Delhi to get tree wall: 31 lakh saplings to be planted along city's border to shield it from dust storms
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Delhi to get tree wall: 31 lakh saplings to be planted along city's border to shield it from dust storms

The national capital territory of Delhi is to have a wall of nearly 31 lakh native trees encircling it soon to shield it from frequent dust storms coming from Rajasthan and enveloping and choking it.