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West Bengal may get dolphin reserve (October Week #2 (2015))
KOLKATA: The Ganges river dolphin — India's national aquatic animal — is set to get more protection in Bengal. The stretch of river Hooghly between Malda and Sagar is likely to be developed as a dolphin community reserve.

Global warming creating dangerous glacier lakes in Himalayas, finds study (October Week #2 (2015))
As the black clouds heavily pregnant with water vapour hovered over Dehradun on June 15, 2013, it looked ominous. Around 13,000 feet above the sea level, rain was already tanking up Chorabari Lake, a water body created by melting glaciers. On June 16 midnight,
the heavy rain caused the lake’s rock bank to collapse, sending down a flash flood that swept through the holy Himalayan pilgrimage site Kedarnath, killing 5,000 people.

More Asiatic lion cubs sighted in Gir sanctuary (October Week #2 (2015)) VADODARA: With several new Asiatic lion cubs being sighted in Gujarat's Gir wildlife sanctuary, the forest officials are expecting more tourists to the national park which opens tomorrow after being closed for four months.
Rare Oriental Darter bird spotten by Thane environmentalis (October Week #2 (2015))
 THANE: The rare sighting of the Oriental Darter bird at Bhandup pumping station on Wednesday morning has swept a wave of relief over environmentalists in and around the city.

As the number of Oriental Darters or snakebirds, a near-threatened species of migratory birds, has been declining over the years because of the increasing pollution levels, this sighting comes as a ray of hope for the eco-system
here say green activists. 


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After a ban on multi-vial drugs of Diclofenac by the Centre, now the State government has withdrawn Ketoprofen, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used extensively for veterinary purposes, to save the vulture population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

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