FIRs filed on Bengal villagers electrocuting elephants

2014-11-22

 KOLKATA: The West Bengal forest department has lodged police complaints against some villagers in north Bengal for allegedly electrocuting two elephants, an official said on Thursday. 

 
A patrolling team of foresters early in the week recovered the carcasses of a tusker from Upper Kalabari in the Daina range and of a cow elephant in Panjhora under Chalsa range, both in Dooars region of north Bengal. 
Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/FIRs-filed-on-Bengal-villagers-electrocuting-elephants/articleshow/44917677.cms

FIRs filed on Bengal villagers electrocuting elephants

2014-10-29

KOLKATA: The West Bengal forest department has lodged police complaints against some villagers in north Bengal for allegedly electrocuting two elephants, an official said on Thursday.A patrolling team of foresters early in the week recovered the carcasses of a tusker from Upper Kalabari in the Daina range and of a cow elephant in Panjhora under Chalsa range, both in Dooars region of north Bengal.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/FIRs-filed-on-Bengal-villagers-electrocuting-elephants/articleshow/44917677.cms

After Jamni tigress, male Gabbar radio-collared in Tadoba

2014-10-20

 Nagpur: Two days after scientists from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, radio-collared a tigress at Jamni in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) at Chandrapur on Saturday, a male tiger 'Gabbar' was also tagged with a radio-collar on Sunday.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/After-Jamni-tigress-male-Gabbar-radio-collared-in-Tadoba/articleshow/44881905.cms

Two tigers travel miles to relocate

2014-10-14
 NAGPUR: The region's tigers migrate great distances overcoming obstacles like canals and dangers like roads, rail lines, and open wells, mentions a latest report of the Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Two-tigers-travel-miles-to-relocate/articleshow/41655892.cms

Barda suitable site for lion translocation: WII study

2014-10-08

 AHMEDABAD: Barda Dungar, a lion translocation site within Gujarat, should be an isolated lion habitat, which should not have connection with Gir Sanctuary, suggested experts of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII). It was in October 2013 the state government had asked WII scientists and lion expert Y V Jhala and his team to prepare a report over reintroduction of lions in Barda Dungar. The report prepared by WII team of Jhala, Kausik Banerjee, Parabita Basu, Stotra Chakrabarti and Subrata Gayen states:

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Barda-suitable-site-for-lion-translocation-WII-study/articleshow/44550815.cms

Tigers go missing from Telangana, AP sanctuaries

2014-09-27

 HYDERABAD: Poaching continues to be the key threat to tigers in north Telangana and parts of Andhra Pradesh. The big cats are mysteriously disappearing heightening concerns that they are being poached frequently and with impunity. 

 
Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Tigers-go-missing-from-Telangana-AP-sanctuaries/articleshow/43567900.cms

Lion found dead near Junagadh

2014-09-24

 RAJKOT: A lion was found dead in Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU)'s research farm on the outskirts of Junagadh town on Tuesday morning.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Lion-found-dead-near-Junagadh/articleshow/43321543.cms

Butterflies feeding on leaves with Fukushima radiation dying earlier: Study Subodh Varma,TNN | Sep 23, 2014, 12.46 PM IST

2014-09-23

 NEW DELHI: Leaves collected one year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster from surrounding regions had sufficient radioactive toxins on them to cause butterflies to die earlier and have deformed offspring. This is the dire conclusion of a study conducted by scientists of the Universities of Rukyus (Okinawa) and Nagasaki. The study is published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Butterflies-feeding-on-leaves-with-Fukushima-radiation-dying-earlier-Study/articleshow/43224371.cms

Two tigers travel miles to relocate

2014-09-22

 NAGPUR: The region's tigers migrate great distances overcoming obstacles like canals and dangers like roads, rail lines, and open wells, mentions a latest report of the Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Two-tigers-travel-miles-to-relocate/articleshow/41655892.cms

Boom in Retiring Lab Chimpanzees Fills New Sanctuaries With Apes

2014-09-12

 KEITHVILLE, Louisiana—It's a few minutes before 8 a.m. at Chimp Haven, a sanctuary for retired research chimpanzees, and the air fills with their excited hoots and cries. Chimps in an open-air forested enclosure have spotted veterinarian Raven Jackson carrying a caddy packed with their morning's juice treats and frozen bananas.

Read more : http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140912-chimpanzee-haven-retired-research-animals/

Top 10 Weird Ways Animals Stay Warm in Winter

2013-12-03

Beneath the penguins in the depth of the Antarctic seas, species of icefish thrive in deep waters that average -2 degrees Celsius. The water doesn't freeze because of the intense pressure from the water above. The Antarctic icefish evolved antifreeze proteins flowing in their blood and bodily tissues that keep the fish from freezing.

Read Original Article Here : http://news.discovery.com/animals/tpo-10-weird-ways-animals-stay-warm-in-winter-131203.htm

Tiger tourism: Lobbies fight tooth and nail

-The Times of India2013-08-13

Should tourism be allowed a free run in forests that are breeding grounds of tigers? A curious case in the Supreme Court to restrict flourishing tourism in the core of tiger reserves has got many agitated.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Tiger-tourism-Lobbies-fight-tooth-and-nail/articleshow/15484080.cms

33 Utterly Strange Sea Animals

-Dan Shapley2013-07-12

Its World Oceans Day! From alien-like isopods and vampire squid, to "fatheads" and the Dumbo octopus with flying ears, the Census of Marine Life exposed the strange creatures of the deep during its 10-year mission of discovery. Here are some of our favorites

Read Original Article Here : http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/strange-sea-animals-2#slide-1

9 Wacky & Wild Ideas For Alternative Energy (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

-Travis Walter Donovan2013-05-25

Of course, you know about wind farms and solar power, right?  But did  you know that we can generate electricity from our human sewage waste?   How about by creating tornadoes?  Others have made dance floors that  generate electricity for their nightclubs and genetically engineered  bugs that actually poop out crude oil!

Read Original Article Here : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/24/9-wacky-wild-ideas-for-al_n_580746.html#s91479title=Poop_Power

Pandas have saved Edinburgh zoo from extinction – but what for?

-guardian2013-05-09
It seems that Edinburgh zoo is marking its centenary with something of an annus mirabilis. Ever since the arrival of "our" pandas, a stampede of visitors has seen the once somnambulant finances of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland firmly perk up. Read Original Article Here : http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/09/pandas-saved-edinburgh-zoo-extinction

UK to ban wild animals at circuses

-The Times of India2013-04-18 Tigers jumping through fire balls, elephants cycling backwards or chimpanzees juggling with knives will soon be history. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/UK-to-ban-wild-animals-at-circuses/articleshow/19613953.cms

Japan and Russia increase penalties for wildlife crimes

-Traffic2013-04-18
19th April 2013—Japan’s announcement that it intends to raise the penalties for those convicted of wildlife trafficking from one to five years in jail came just after Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted a law to parliament that would make smuggling of endangered species a criminal offence, meaning those convicted would spend time behind bars. Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/4/19/japan-and-russia-increase-penalties-for-wildlife-crimes.html

Ad campaign aims to reduce Vietnamese demand for rhino horn

-Traffic2013-04-17
Ha Noi, Viet Nam 18th April, 2013—Vietnamese citizens are being encouraged to stop buying or consuming rhino horn through a series of advertisements developed by WWF and TRAFFIC as part of their campaign against Illegal Wildlife Trade. Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/4/18/ad-campaign-aims-to-reduce-vietnamese-demand-for-rhino-horn.html

CITES members silent over failure to address illegal toothfish fishing

-Traffic2013-04-12

Governments remained silent when a report demonstrating their lack of co-operation in addressing illegal fishing of toothfish was presented to the CITES meeting currently underway in Bangkok.

Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/3/12/cites-members-silent-over-failure-to-address-illegal-toothfi.html

South-East Asia nations discuss integration of plant conservation targets into national policies

-Traffic2013-04-08
Singapore, 2013—Participants from countries across South-East Asia plus China met last month in Singapore to develop or update national and regional plant conservation targets consistent with the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/4/8/south-east-asia-nations-discuss-integration-of-plant-conserv.html

Marine turtle trade highlighted as Hainan launches Year of Aquatic Wildlife Conservation 2013

-Traffic2013-04-08
Hainan, China, April 2013—In support of Hainan Province’s annual initiative on aquatic wildlife conservation, TRAFFIC has urged stakeholders to continue their efforts to prevent illegal trade in marine turtles and other aquatic species. Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/4/8/marine-turtle-trade-highlighted-as-hainan-launches-year-of-a.html

Earth Hour platform boosts China outreach on illegal wildlife trade

-Traffic2013-04-02

<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; color: rgb(91, 91, 91); font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 18px;">Shanghai, China</strong><span style="color: rgb(91, 91, 91); font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 18px;">&mdash;The topic of illegal wildlife trade was brought to the fore during this year&rsquo;s Earth Hour celebrations in China, marking its first time engagement with WWF&rsquo;s signature campaign.</span>

Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/4/2/earth-hour-platform-boosts-china-outreach-on-illegal-wildlif.html

Engaging China’s youth in protecting marine turtles

-Traffic2013-03-26

Guangxi, China, March 2013—TRAFFIC has taken steps to engage the next generation of Chinese society in a campaign focused on preventing illegal trade of marine turtle products in Guangxi Province, bordering Viet Nam.

Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/3/26/engaging-chinas-youth-in-protecting-marine-turtles.html

Largest seizure of Critically Endangered Ploughshare Tortoises made in Thailand

-Traffic2013-03-19

Just a day after the close a global wildlife trade conference here, authorities at Suvarnabhumi International Airport made two big seizures, discovering hundreds of threatened tortoises and apprehending two smugglers. Among the tortoises seized were some of the rarest in the world.

Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/3/19/largest-seizure-of-critically-endangered-ploughshare-tortois.html

Government failure to support wildlife crime stoppers

2013-03-19
 - As part of the response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) the UK government has announced it will not commit to long-term financial support for the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) beyond 2013-14. This team plays a vital role in preventing wildlife crime here in the UK, and is also a contributor in the global fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/3/19/government-failure-to-support-wildlife-crime-stoppers.html', N'Traffic

White smoke for Whitetip and other sharks at CITES

-Traffic2013-03-13
Bangkok, Thailand, 14th March 2013—Earlier decisions to adopt proposals to include shark species threatened by overharvesting for their fins and meat within CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) were accepted today during the final plenary wrap up session of the conference. Likewise, the Manta Rays were also formally adopted into the CITES Appenices. Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/3/14/white-smoke-for-whitetip-and-other-sharks-at-cites.html

CITES agrees improved ivory control measures

-Traffic2013-03-12
Bangkok, Thailand, 13th March 2012—Governments meeting at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) currently underway in Bangkok today agreed a series of measures to improve the regulation of the global illegal ivory trade. Read Original Article Here : http://www.traffic.org/home/2013/3/13/cites-agrees-improved-ivory-control-measures.html

Caught on camera: Rising tiger population

-The Times of India2013-02-12 Three tiger cubs among 18 sighted in Indias biggest tiger reserve has brought good news for authorities, who are trying to save the population of the big cat from dwindling in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Caught-on-camera-Rising-tiger-population/articleshow/18473517.cms

Tiger, leopard may be killed if posing danger to humans: NTCA

2013-02-10

Tigers and leopards, accorded highest protection under the Wildlife Act,  may now be killed with due permission from authorities if they pose a  threat to human life or are disabled or diseased beyond recovery.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.feedsportal.com/fy/8at2Eth0jsjda447/story01.htm', N'', N'story1_18427938.cms.jpg

Shocking Photos: PETAs Secret Slaughter of Kittens, Puppies

-huffingtonpost2013-02-04

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization  that publicly claims to represent the best interest of animals -- indeed  their "ethical treatment." Yet approximately 2,000 animals pass through  PETAs front door every year and very few make it out alive.

Read Original Article Here : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-j-winograd/peta-kills-puppies-kittens_b_2979220.html

Shrinking Sunderbans push Royal Bengal Tiger to the edge

-The Times of India2013-01-11 Fast-disappearing mangrove forests of the Sundarbans pose a question mark over the future of the Royal Bengal Tiger, an endangered species, say scientists. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Shrinking-Sunderbans-push-Royal-Bengal-Tiger-to-the-edge/articleshow/17980974.cms

Bird poacher arrested in Harike sanctuary

-The Times of India2012-11-30

Officials of Punjab Wildlife Preservation department arrested a bird  poacher in Bhootiwala area of the Harike wildlife sanctuary on Thursday  and seized carcass of seven Common teal and two Northern shovelors from  his possession. The birds had been poisoned.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Bird-poacher-arrested-in-Harike-sanctuary/articleshow/17434529.cms

Another rhino killed, horn chopped off

-The Times of India2012-09-16 Barely five days after a female rhino was killed in Kaziranga National Park, an adult male rhino was killed by poachers in the parks Bagori forest range on Sunday. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Another-rhino-killed-horn-chopped-off/articleshow/16426179.cms

Indian species on most threatened list

-The Times of India2012-09-11

They may disappear even before we get to know them. Four Indian species feature in a list of the &lsquo;100 most threatened&rsquo; species in the world.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Indian-species-on-most-threatened-list/articleshow/16359525.cms

Nagarahole tiger at Mysore Zoo is suffering from anemia

-The Times of India2012-09-04 The Nagarahole tiger, who is recuperating at the Mysore Zoo, has now lost its fractured digit of right forelimb. He is diagnosed with anemia and liver problems and the zoo vets have put him on antibiotics. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Nagarahole-tiger-at-Mysore-Zoo-is-suffering-from-anemia/articleshow/16250478.cms

SC extends ban on tourism in core areas of tiger reserves

-The Times of India2012-08-29 Extending the ban on tourism activities in the core areas of tiger reserves, the Supreme Court today pulled up the Centre for the depleting population of the wild cats in the country. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/SC-extends-ban-on-tourism-in-core-areas-of-tiger-reserves/articleshow/15939898.cms

Male spiders allow females eat them for kids sake: Study

-The Times of India2011-12-26 Female black-widow spiders and praying mantis most often eat their partners after sex. Now, a new study has found that this creepy cannibalism may be meant for having healthier babies. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Male-spiders-allow-females-eat-them-for-kids-sake-Study/articleshow/11254241.cms

25 endangered turtles seized in Odisha, one held

-The Times of India2011-12-16

Forest officials Friday seized 25 fresh water turtles and arrested a man in Odishas Kendrapada district for illegally possessing the endangered amphibians, officials said. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/ampnbsp25-endangered-turtles-seized-in-Odisha-one-held/articleshow/11136302.cms

US man claims to have found worlds smallest chicken egg

-The Times of India2011-08-22 A man in the US claims to have found the worlds smallest chicken egg, a media report said. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/US-man-claims-to-have-found-worlds-smallest-chicken-egg/articleshow/9697340.cms

Scientists unearth largest ever plant-eating dinosaur

-The Times of India2017-03-17 Scientists have unearthed what they say are the remains of one of the largest ever plant-eating dinosaurs that roamed the world some 90 million years ago Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Scientists-unearth-largest-ever-plant-eating-dinosaur/articleshow/7728227.cms

Tiger treks 280km in search of own territory

-The Times of India2011-03-14 A tiger, wandering through Karnatakas forests in search of a patch to call its own, has achieved a feat that will put it in the record books. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Tiger-treks-280km-in-search-of-own-territory/articleshow/8331667.cms

Two arrested for killing pet hornbill

-The Times of India2011-02-14 Two persons accused of killing a pet hornbill were arrested and sent to jail custody here, officials said. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Two-arrested-for-killing-pet-hornbill/articleshow/7495067.cms

Man survives shark attack in Australia

-The Times of India2011-02-13 A 59-year-old man was attacked by a shark in western Australias Exmouth town, but lived to tell the tale. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Man-survives-shark-attack-in-Australia/articleshow/7486876.cms

Jackals endangering flight safety at Kolkata airport

-The Times of India2010-12-19 Last week a jackal strayed onto the runway of the N S C Bose International Airport here forcing the pilot of an aircraft to abort take off and delayed two incoming flights. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Jackals-endangering-flight-safety-at-Kolkata-airport/articleshow/7128072.cms

Jackals endangering flight safety at Kolkata airport

-The Times of India2010-12-10 Last week a jackal strayed onto the runway of the N S C Bose International Airport here forcing the pilot of an aircraft to abort take off and delayed two incoming flights. Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Jackals-endangering-flight-safety-at-Kolkata-airport/articleshow/7128072.cms

Probe into illegal mining near Goa wildlife sanctuary

-The Times of India2010-12-07

Goa government has initiated an inquiry into the alleged mining operation near Netravali wildlife sanctuary in South Goa which has been on despite permit rejection from the Environment and Forest Ministry.

Read Original Article Here : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/wild-wacky/Probe-into-illegal-mining-near-Goa-wildlife-sanctuary/articleshow/7060198.cms




The Wild & wacky segment of Go Green India is dedicated to the vivacious wildlife that is currently suffering the brutal brunt of environmental degradation. Our focus area mainly revolves around SAARC wild and wacky life which is known for harbouring some of the rarest species of animals and birds. We are currently staying a remote white and blue planet where are enormous population is rapidly consuming every good thing about this planet leaving only trash for other fellow beings. We are yet to learn that in the wild & wacky atmosphere around us every being has its own role to play and we are suppose to conserve them rather than endangering their existence.
Through wild & wacky we bring you amazing stories on wildlife, their struggles, their plight, and how uncontrolled human activities are challenging their very existence. There lies an urgent need to put stop to our incessant exploitation or remaining animal species will be gone for good by end of next century. Human existence is rapidly moving towards mass-destruction as the loss of biodiversity is gaining speed the bonding between inter-related species will break down forever which will pace up the speed of life extinction on this planet.
Under current scenario, almost one fourth of animal species and one eighth of bird species are standing on verge of extinction. In total, around 140, 000 species are living under risk of bidding adieu to this world forever. The loss of biodiversity is irreparable and takes billions of years to evolve again. The wild wacky stories presented here helps understanding how we can restore the balance in nature by conserving their natural habitat and allowing them to flourish. All this sinks down to only one factor that is the desperate need to preserve habitat around us so that we can call ourselves superior beings in each respect.

Latest News

More News

Upcoming Events

View All

Tip of The Week

Plant an herb garden

It’s good to have a reminder around of where our food originates, and this one is super easy.

Enviroment Quiz

Question 1.
 

Following is the most widely discussed impact of climate change

Options.

 
 
 
 
 
WebcontxtDreamcastTaggboxEarthCareAwards