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Forest Guards in Assam Given Modern Weapons to Check Rhino Poaching
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, poaching, weapons, environment )

Cher
- 5 days ago - indiatoday.in
In a major initiative for wildlife protection, forest guards in Assam were today given modern weapons like SLRs and 9 MM pistols, to check poaching of rhinos, tigers and other wild animals.
Nine-Day Hunt for Big Cats
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, reserves, census, India, wildlife, protection, environment )

Cher
- 5 days ago - telegraphindia.com
In Similipal tiger reserve, 250 forest employees are on the job for nine days using direct sighting, camera trap method and other techniques for the census.
Genome Sequencing to Help Prevent Inbreeding Among Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, genome sequencing, inbreeding, wildlife, protection, environment )

Cher
- 3 days ago - business-standard.com
Scientists are sequencing the genome of Ranthambore's tigers, the most isolated feline and one that, it is feared, could be wiped out due to possible inbreeding.
In This Nainital Village, Corbett's Great Wall Stands Between Villagers and Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, humans, villages, protection, wildlife, environment )

Cher
- 6 days ago - hindustantimes.com
Elders in this Nainital village of 180-odd families say not a single person has been killed in more than 100 years.
150,000 Orangutans Lost in 16 Years to Human Intervention
Offbeat  (tags: orangutans, killed, habitat destruction, wildlife, environment )

Cher
- 6 days ago - greenerideal.com
Upwards of 150,000 Borneo orangutans âEUR" almost half the global population âEUR" were killed over a 16-year period due to human conflict and deforestation of their habitats.
Tiger Deaths: Lab Reports Confirm Big Cats Not Poisoned
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, wildlife, unnatural death, environment )

Cher
- 1 day ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
The lab reports from Bengaluru have confirmed that the unnatural deaths of two tigers and an elephant in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) were not due to poisoning.
Katlabodi Tigers Face Threat From Illegal Brick Kilns
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, habitat, wildlife, protection, environment, endangered )

Cher
- 2 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
If widened NH6 passing through Bazargaon on Amravati Road poses threat to wild animals, illegal brick kilns on revenue land surrounding forest areas of Katlabodi in Kalmeshwar range are not far behind in endangering the tigers.
Tasmanian Tiger Just Another Marsupial in the Pouch
Offbeat  (tags: tasmanian tiger, marsupials, wildlife, environment )

Cher
- 2 days ago - themalaymailonline.com
AustraliaâEUR(TM)s ill-fated Tasmanian tiger looked like any other marsupial when born but assumed dog-like features by the time it left the motherâEUR(TM)s pouch, scientists said today in shedding new light on its puzzling evolution.
 

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