Wildlife Conservation

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2017

Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2017 Photo Credit: Jeevan, Courtsey Pixabay

The distinctive richness of the Eastern Himalayas can be attributed to its colorful biodiversity, numerous niche ecosystems, and vibrant communities. Understanding the dynamics, structure, and functioning of these systems adds an enormous complexity to not only their conservation and restoration, but also in engaging stakeholders and finding innovative long-term solutions.

Wildlife friendly road planned through Kaziranga

GUWAHATI, Jan 7 - The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun has approved the pre-feasibility report of the wildlife-friendly road to be built on the national highway stretch passing through Kaziranga National Park, but the Centre has asked the State government to revisit the Rs 2,500-crore proposal and see if the budget can be trimmed or if the execution can be done in phases.

Government sources said the Dehradun-based WII has cleared the pre-feasibility report with some observations and suggestions.

Development ups tiger extinction risk by over 50 per cent in protected areas

The study, Maintaining Tiger Connectivity and Minimising Extinction into the Next Century: Insights from Landscape Genetics and Spatially-Explicit Simulations, published in the February 2018 issue of the Biological Conservation journal, examined the population connectivity of tigers across nine reserves, and used genetic data to infer the impact of changing landscapes on the species and simulate their extinction probability in different scenarios.

Indo-Bangla Group on Jumbo Passage

Officials at the meeting on Thursday. Picture by Rining Lyngdoh

Shillong, July 27: India and Bangladesh today decided to constitute a joint working group to evolve standard-operating procedures to facilitate smooth migration of elephants along the border between the two countries and reduce man-animal conflict.

The forest and environment ministry officials from the two countries have decided this during the second Indo-Bangladesh Dialogue on Trans-Boundary Elephant Conservation here today.

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