Press on Environment and Wildlife
State bans drug to save vultures (October Week #2 (2015))
Use of Ketoprofen to be stopped in three districts

After a ban on multi-vial drugs of Diclofenac by the Centre, now the State government has withdrawn Ketoprofen, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used extensively for veterinary purposes, to save the vulture population
in the three western districts.

Vulture, rare francolin spotted in Pilibhit forest (October Week #2 (2015))

Pilibhit: Wildlife experts were filled with joy after spotting endangered vultures in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve in the past fortnight. Another vulnerable bird species, the largely terrestrial but not flightless swamp
francolin, which is quite rare these days, has also been sighted in the reserve's grasslands.

Early birds at Okhla sanctuary (October Week #2 (2015))

Despite the muggy weather and no signs of the winter chill yet, the National Capital Region (NCR) is witnessing an early arrival of winter migratory birds this year. As many as seven species of such winged visitors have already made their way into the
Okhla Bird Sanctuary this month.

Two Marol researchers find new species of trapdoor spider in Kerala (October Week #2 (2015))
In yet another feather in the cap for Mumbai-based Rajesh Sanap (27) andZeeshan Mirza (27), researchers from National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, the duo has discovered the largest trapdoor spider in SouthWestern Ghats of Kerala.

Delhi's popular animal shelter Friendicoes faces cash crunch (Issue of the week, August Week #5 (2015))
Friendicoes has been sheltering abandoned animals and running vaccination drives for stray dogs in Delhi for years. But now, faced with a crippling funds crunch, this NGO is crying out for help.

Friendicoes Society for Eradication of Cruelty to Animals (SECA) has launched an online campaign asking animal lovers to keep it afloat, after the 36-year-old NGO faced closure because of financial crisis.

No immersion in Aarey lake this Ganeshotsav- Dairy Department (August Week #5 (2015))
This Ganeshotsav, idols will not be immersed in Aarey lake but in a special artificial pond that will be built for the purpose. This decision has been taken by the Aarey Dairy Development Department's chief executive officer (CEO), which has been welcomed
by environmentalists.

News Archive

Press Home

Copyright © 2001 - 2018 Indian Wildlife Club. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use

Website developed and managed by Alok Kaushik