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MUNJALI TOKBIPI receiving the Young Naturalist Awards, 2013 - Assam

A member of the Karbi Community, Munjali has been working relentlessly to protect wildlife and green cover in the Karbi-Anglong landscape along with local communities, for which she was awarded the Young Naturalist Award by Balipara Foundation in the year 2013when she was 27 years old. Munjali’s father works as a government employee and her mother is a housewife, and they both supported her on her choice to take an upbeat career path and work towards wildlife conservation.

Send your monkeys, take our elephants: Nagaland’s offer puts Himachal in fix

The wildlife wing of Himachal had last month sought the help of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland to ease the problem the 2.07 lakh monkeys pose to its residents and farmlands. (Ilustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu)

Himachal Pradesh’s proposal to relocate thousands of simians to three Northeastern states for mitigating its worsening monkey menace has hit an elephantine obstacle with Nagaland offering pachyderms in exchange The wildlife wing of Himachal had last month sought the help of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland to ease the problem the 2.07 lakh monkeys pose to its residents and farmlands. Principal secretary Tarun Kapoor even held meetings with his counterparts recently.

Biodiversity Conservation Coordination Meeting, Jun - 2016

Biodiversity Conservation Coordination Meeting, Jun - 2016, Assam

Biodiversity Conservation Coordination meeting held on Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA) on 21st and 22nd Jun-2016 at IIBM, Khanapara Guwahati.

Organised by Aranyak, WWF and Govt of Bhutan and BTC, Assam.

Rhino horns missing from treasury, Forest minister orders probe

A day before she embarks on her maiden visit to Kaziranga National Park, Forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma today said an investigation will be ordered into reports that some rhino horns kept at the government treasuries have gone missing.

“I have received allegations that some horns – those of rhinos which died naturally – kept at the treasuries have gone missing. We will definitely probe the matter. If anyone is found guilty, he or she will be given stringent punishment,” she told reporters.

Brahma will begin a two-day visit to Kaziranga tomorrow.

Poachers kill rhino as Pramila visits park

The carcass of a rhinoceros that was killed by poachers in the Bagori Range of Kaziranga National Park, Assam on 4 September, 2015

 Poachers struck at Kaziranga National Park again today, killing a rhino and taking away its horn at a time when the forest and environment minister, Pramila Rani Brahma, and two of her ministerial colleagues were holding discussions with local residents on possible ways and means to protect the state animal.

The ruling BJP alliance in the state had made rhino poaching a major issue in the recent Assembly elections, saying that the erstwhile Congress government had done little in this regard.

Timber smuggling threatens Chakrasila existence

Stumps of trees at Nayekgaon forest range in Chakrasila wildlife sanctuary.
 Habitat loss puts golden langur population in jeopardy, forest department cites lack of manpower & resources


40 Tiger Cub Bodies Found In A Freezer At A Thailand Temple

A dead tiger cub is held up by a Thai official after authorities found 40 tiger cub carcasses during a raid on the controversial Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand June 1, 2016. (Reuters)BANGKOK:

 Thai wildlife authorities found 40 tiger cub carcasses in a freezer in Thailand's infamous Tiger Temple on Wednesday as they removed live animals in response to international pressure over suspected tr

How Many Tigers Are There Really? A Conservation Mystery

A World Wildlife Fund report last week about increasing tiger numbers has been criticized as 'a disservice to conservation.'


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