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Wildlife sanctuary in Kodai


Chennai: The government order came last month for the declaration of the Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanct­uary under Section 26 A1(b) of the Wildlife (Prot­ection) Act , 1972.
The new sanctuary with seven r

PETA demands complete ban on animals in circuses

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New Delhi: People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has demanded a complete ban on animals, including elephants, in circuses. PETA officials said they found rampant and widespread abuse o

Water scheme for wild animals in Tamil Nadu


Chennai: The Tamil Nadu gov­er­­n­ment ann­ounc­ed on Mon­day, a Rs 2.81 cr­ore drinking water sc­heme for wild anima­ls, covering four major tiger reserves and forest areas in the state. The measure

Mini zoos being ignored


Hyderabad: Mini zoos, be they private or government-run, suffer utter neglect across the state, with the forest department taking care of only major zoos.
The Himayatsagar mini zoo and the deer parks

Special: Pet lovers hail ban


Hyderabad: Animal lovers have hailed the recent ban on testing of drugs on animals by the Drug Controller of India along the lines of the European Union. India is the first country in South Asia to i

Pandemic from animals live threat: Doc

Doctors say the risk of the world’s next pandemic originating from animals is very high. Elaborating on it, infectious diseases expert, Dr Chandra Mohan, says that while there is a lot of focus on swi

Notice to Bengaluru firm for importing beagles

Stern action will be taken against laboratories that subject animals to cruelty, Union minister Jayanthi Natarajan said here on Friday. After visiting the animal quarantine and certification station a

Bandipur is eco-sensitive zone now


The Bandipur National Park has become the first tiger reserve in the country to be declared an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).

A notification in the regard was issued by Union Ministry for Environment and

Jumbo job for foresters during migration season


As October approaches, forest department officials in the Coimbatore region gear up for their annual challenge — the migration of elephants in the Nilgiris biosphere — because the wild jumbos passing

Thai man was raising 6 tigers on rooftop


A Thai man has been arrested and accused of illegally raising six tigers on top of an apartment building on Bangkok's outskirts after police busted a larger tiger-trafficking ring in the country.


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