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Medical Council of India Stops Use of Animals for Training UG Medical Students
Offbeat  (tags: India, stops, animal experiments, universities, good news )

Marie
- 14 hours ago - dnaindia.com
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has amended the education regulations for medical colleges and universities by dissuading use of animals for training and experimentation and pushing for modern non- animal teaching methods.
The Disappearing Tribe of India's Letter Writers
Offbeat  (tags: India, New Delhi, letter writer, munshi, disappearing )

Evelyn
- 7 days ago - bbc.com
For centuries, professional letter writers have helped millions of illiterate Indians but many have long disappeared from the cities - but not in Delhi, where one man claims to be the last letter writer left in the country's capital.
Hand-Bred Tigress Gives Birth to Two Cubs in Madhya Pradesh: 30 Tigers in Panna Now
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, reserves, India, birth )

Cher
- 19 days ago - economictimes.indiatimes.com
Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh has added another feather to its cap.
Hungry Monkeys Raid Farms in North India as Forests Shrink
Offbeat  (tags: India, sad news, hungry monkeys, forests, shrink )

Marie
- 21 days ago - trust.org
Panicked monkeys jump off an orange tree and disappear fast as angry children pelt them with stones and shout abuse. Crackers are let off in the distance, and more kids rush out to a nearby field, dotted with scarecrows, to stop wild animals destroying.
Solar Lights Needed So Tigers Avoid Indian Village
Offbeat  (tags: Tigers, solar lights, India, village )

Marie
- 33 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
March 2014: In a bid to reduce human and wildlife conflict in Sundarbans National Park WWF India have set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise money towards installing 25 solar lights along the forest fringe.
India's SpiceJet Under Fire for Mid-Air Song, Dance
Offbeat  (tags: India, budget airline, SpiceJet, Holi, aviation, under fire )

Naoko
- 33 days ago - nation.com.pk
Indian budget airline SpiceJet said Thursday it has run into trouble with the aviation regulator for performing a mid-air song and dance sequence to celebrate the popular Hindu festival of Holi.
Elephant Smashes House, Then Saves Crying Baby
Offbeat  (tags: India, elephant, saved, baby, miracle, amazing, smashed house )

Marie
- 42 days ago - mnn.com
The infant's parents watched in amazement as the pachyderm carefully removed rubble from their crying child before returning to the forest.
Why Are Human-Animal Conflicts on the Rise in India? The Simple Answer Is, Politics
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, human-wildlife conflicts, India )

Cher
- 48 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
All options must be explored for a peaceful co-existence with wildlife. Till we find a solution, you know who to blame when you see images of leopard or a tiger in the city.
Sun Shines on Forest Women - Inter Press Service
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, goodnews, India, herbs, women, solar, cooperatives )

Naoko
- 48 days ago - ipsnews.net
Chintapakka Jambulamma, 34, looks admiringly at a solar dryer. It's the prized possession of the Advitalli Tribal Women's Co-operative Society- a collective of women entrepreneurs that she leads.
Leopard on Loose in Indian City Triggers Panic
Offbeat  (tags: leopard, loose, india, save, rescue )

Marie
- 56 days ago - news.yahoo.com
New Delhi (AFP) - A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block while evading captors, an official said Monday.
India Tiger Virus Joins Poaching, Encroachment as Big Cat Threat
Offbeat  (tags: Tiger virus, India, distemper, threatens big cats )

Marie
- 68 days ago - newsmax.com
A tiger virus in India is threatening the nation's tiger population after a series of deaths connected with canine distemper have been reported among big cats throughout the country.
Indian Tigers Make Successful Comeback
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, India )

Cher
- 84 days ago - dw.de
The number of India's once endangered tigers has increased significantly in the last two years thanks to conservation efforts. The relocation of the threatened animals to new habitats is proving to be beneficial.
WWF India, Tata Housing Join Hands for Snow Leopard Conservation
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, snow leopards, campaign, conservation, WWF, India )

Cher
- 103 days ago - thehindu.com
WWF-India and Tata Housing have joined hands to unveil the first ever crowd funding campaign for species conservation in India.
Losing Battle to Save India's Tiger From Poachers Who Sell Body Parts to China
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, poaching, India, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 109 days ago - scmp.com
The increasing number of tigers being poached in India will not come down as long as the demand for tiger products in China continues, wildlife experts say.
Elephants Never Forget: The Touching Legacy of Tamil Nadu Conservationist Mark Davidar
Offbeat  (tags: Marquez, animals, conservationists, Tamil Nadu, elephants, India, offbeat )

Marie
- 110 days ago - environmentalgraffiti.com
As we approach, the darkness beneath the bamboo clumps takes the shape of an elephant. It is Marques, the cross-tusker bull, standing unperturbed barely 20 feet away from us. By the time we make a quiet retreat to the veranda, a herd of eight elephants.
 

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